Amidst face paint, fireworks and festivities, countries around Asia rejoice at the beginning of a new year.
As the world bids 2012 adieu, Asia Blog reminisces over some of the year's most memorable people and events from Asia.
Red and gold in Chinatown on October 20, 2012. (Damian Bere/Flickr)
The Sri Mariamman shrine in Singapore's Chinatown festooned with colored balloons on September 10, 2012. (Andy*Enero/Flickr)
"Gangnam Style" and Jeremy Lin sweep through Asia. We present the top searches in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.
A stylish and modern parking lot in Singapore on August 7, 2012. (Eduardo S. Seastres)
The mist gathers on the shores of Labrador Park Beach in Central Singapore, Singapore on June 21, 2012. (acdovier/Flickr)
This past summer we asked readers to tell us what their favorite street foods were from around Asia and send us photos. This mouth-watering slideshow is what we got.
A man reads the morning newspaper in Chinatown, Singapore on September 18, 2012. (beegee49/Flickr)
A stand of flamingos gather by the water in Singapore on September 14, 2012. (shinyai/Flickr)
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