Chinese New Year
Kung hei fat choy/Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Thomas Miller staff would like to wish all Club Members and friends a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year.
As always our best wishes and thoughts are particularly with those crews whose duties at sea separate them from their families and friends during these festive times. Our offices in the region follow the local convention on holidays at this time. They will of course maintain the usual duty executive coverage throughout this period.
- Hong Kong Office: Will be closed 5th to 7th February. In case of emergency, please contact: UK P&I Club Duty Mobile +852 9195 5459.
- Shanghai Office: Will be closed from 5th to 7th February. In case of emergency, please contact:
Edgar Wong Mobile: +86 1380 1666 407,
James Zhang Mobile: +86 1381 0395
Chen Yi Mobile: +86 1352 4468 341.
2019 is the Chinese Year of the pig
The Pig is the twelfth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Pig was late because he overslept. Another story says that a wolf destroyed his house. He had to rebuild his home before he could set off. When he arrived, he was the last one and could only take twelfth place. The Pig is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) hài (亥), and the hours 9–11 in the night. In terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Pig is yin. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. Their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune.
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