An image showing joss papers being used as Chinese New Year decorations at a mall in the Philippines has been widely circulated on the Internet, with netizens calling the mall out for the inappropriate use of materials. Spotted at the Ayala Malls The 30th, which is located in the city of Pasig, the joss papers had images of gold ingots printed on them and were hung alongside red pineapple-shaped lanterns to decorate a bazaar that was happening at the mall’s common area during the Chinese New Year weekend. On Friday (16 February), the mall announced on its Facebook page that the management had asked for the joss papers to be removed.
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