Cover One of the hosts of Airbnb's Chinese Niu Year online experiences, celebrity chef, Sherson Lian

In this special edition of Airbnb Online Experiences, homegrown Malaysian talents are bringing Chinese New Year cheer straight into your home

With MCO 2.0 being extended, the Chinese New Year celebration is looking a lot different this year. Nevertheless, in the festive spirit of reunion and togetherness, Airbnb's Chinese Niu Year campaign is offering unique online experiences for families to share from the safety and comfort of their own homes. 

Hosted by award-winning fashion designer Melinda Looi, celebrity chef and TV personality Sherson Lian, entrepreneur and philanthropist Shen-tel Lee, and fashion model and artist Sheena Liam, these experiences will take place on Airbnb from February 6 onwards. 

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Make Ox Sock Puppets with Melinda Looi

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Melinda Looi with a thread and needle, ready to teach a class on how to make ox puppets
Above Melinda Looi with a thread and needle, ready to teach a class on how to make ox puppets

A fun activity for parents and their little ones, all you need for this experience is some old socks or clothes, and award-winning fashion designer Melinda Looi will show you how to transform them into an adorable Ox puppet to mark the incoming Year of the Ox! On this experience, Looi shares:

As a mother, I know my kids were looking forward to the familiar thrills and excitement that Chinese New Year celebrations usually bring. Even if we can’t celebrate in the same way this year, I believe we can spend time together and create our own brand of fun.

See also: Cover Story: Malaysian Designer Melinda Looi On Fashion, Family and Fortunes

Shake Up Chinese New Year Cocktails and Mocktails with Sheena Liam

Teaming up with the founders of Penang’s Backdoor Bodega and Hold Up!, winner of Asia's Next Top Model Sheena Liam will teach you how to liven up your reunions with Chinese New Year-themed mocktails and cocktails. This experience is perfect for budding mixologists looking for some delicious drinks to celebrate this festive season. 

See also: What Wines To Sip This Chinese New Year 2021

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Sheena Liam shares her passion for mixology
Above Sheena Liam shares her passion for mixology

Make Delicious Reunion Dinner Dishes with Sherson Lian

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Sherson Lian putting the finishing touches on his Chinese New Year dish
Above Sherson Lian putting the finishing touches on his Chinese New Year dish

Cucumber and Wood Ear Fungus Salad. Sour Plum Stewed Duck.

Bring these authentic dishes to the table this Chinese New Year. Celebrity chef Sherson Lian will walk you through the steps of his treasured, time-perfected family recipes. On this experience, he shares:

These dishes have a very special meaning to me as my mother and I prepare them for our own family dinners every Chinese New Year. I hope to share this festive deliciousness with Malaysians as they cook and enjoy these dishes together with their loved ones

See also: Chinese New Year 2021: 8 Whiskies and Cognacs to 'Yam Seng' with Chinese Food

Put Together Impressive Yee Sang Platters with Shen-tel Lee and Her Mother

The accessories designer and entrepreneur is changing gears to help you and your family create a yee sang platter with everyday ingredients. This online experience is particularly meaningful because 100 per cent of the proceeds will go towards Kuching Food Aid.

Related: 8 Must-Have Designer Fashion Accessories this Chinese New Year

 

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Shen-tel Lee hosts an experience with her mother on making yee sang platters at home
Above Shen-tel Lee hosts an experience with her mother on making yee sang platters at home

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