Shun Lee Hung firecrackers a.k.a. How to set your house on fire

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Shun Lee Hung firecrackers are the most common type of Chinese firecrackers around town but it’s usually sold in a 3,000 firecracker configuration.

shun lee hung firecrackers

I got the much rarer small box thrown in with a purchase and was drying it out just now when…

rain fireworks

…it rained. :x

fireworks rain

I decided to let a string of these small firecrackers off since some of them got soaked.

They went off alright but due to the close proximity, it *ignited* another string of firecrackers in the box. An act worthy of a Darwin Award mention – I did it so close to my entire fireworks and firecrackers stash.

firecrackers disaster

I don’t think I was thinking at the time. smirk

This happened in 2006 when I played firecrackers indoors too.

Happy Chinese New Year’s Eve everyone! Updates on fireworks and firecrackers soon! :D

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14 thoughts on “Shun Lee Hung firecrackers a.k.a. How to set your house on fire”

    • Thanks bro! :)

      I usually put it up before Chap Goh Meh (15th day of CNY – 16 days from now). I just came back from another run – saw this interesting firecrackers for RM 10 only! It’s a long string of unknown amount, I’ll do a quick count later.

      Happy CNY to you too buddy!

    • Yup! I’ve just gotten back from another firecrackers run – got 5 long strings now for the times when I usually let ’em off.

      Thanks for the kind wishes Amy!

      Here’s to a great Year of the Snake for you and your family. Happy CNY! :D

    • I think a lot of it is also location based. I spent one CNY in Ipoh and I didn’t play fireworks or firecrackers coz there wasn’t anyplace I could find it.

      It’s all over the place in Sibu and every one of my neighbors lets of at least one string of firecrackers for traditions sake. We even have trees which are designated for each neighbor (for example, my left side neighbor shares a tree with a neighbor opposite while my other neighbor uses his own pole).

      It’s a big cultural thing here in Sibu and I grew up with fond memories of it. I have been playing with fireworks since I was a kid – doesn’t feel like CNY without it.

      Happy CNY buddy! :D

  1. Oh dear! So glad no untoward incident happened from that. Have fun but must be more careful nonetheless. Raining right now – hope it stops by midnight. Qong Xi Fa Cai, Sing Nien Khuai Ler!

    • Thanks buddy! :)

      Yeah, I’m glad nothing happened too – had a much more serious incident last night with aerial salutes and starbursts going off in front of me and denting my gate.

      Good thing the rain stopped. Gong Xi Fatt Chay my friend! :D

  2. HB, do you put firecrackers under pail and light it to make it flip pail over? My brother and cousin like to do that . Lighting one firecracker and letting it pop in your hand is another thing people like to do. My cousins came from China and said everybody does it. It to see who brave and tough. I rather be a safe chicken than that.

    • I did that when I was a kid. :)

      I just use large salutes to blow up the large mortar cardboard tubes nowadays, would just like to know how powerful this new one I got was.

      Interesting! I do like salutes but it’s more to test them out, I usually prefer firework cake arrays to see how the manufacturers do certain ones. They can be quite pretty depending on the timing, variety and speed. :D

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