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Posts tagged 'Chap Goh Meh'


fire dragon dance performance

For the first time in Malaysia, the fire dragon dance was performed, and it was a privilege for Ipohites to witness it live. Presented at Kinta River Walk by members of Ipoh Chinese ChinWoo Athletic Association (Ipoh Chin Woo), it was the highlight of the triple celebration of the 50th anniversary of City Motors Group ... continue reading »

Festival Walk Chap Goh Mei celebration

Despite the absence of a waterway for the traditional ritual of tossing mandarin oranges by single ladies to be fished out by single men, the organisers, Hua Zong (Gabungan Pertubuhan Cina Malaysia), Perak Chinese Assembly Hall (Dewan Perhimpunan China Perak), Perak Chinese Assembly Hall (Ladies' Wing) and Emerald Capital Group, still managed to pull off ... continue reading »

Chap Goh Meh celebration

Chap Goh Meh, the "fifteenth night" of Chinese New Year, falls on 24th February this year. It's the Chinese-version Valentine's Day. While I celebrated this day at Kwan Yin Tong (Goddess of Mercy limestone cave temple) the past couple of years, this year saw me visiting the new attraction in Ipoh, River Walk. River Walk is ... continue reading »

Chap Goh Mei Ipoh Perak

The 2012 Perak state-level Chap Goh Mei (the "fifteenth night" in Hokkien dialect) celebration was the largest ever held in the state. Thousands of people, mainly Chinese, converged at Kwan Yin Tong, a Goddess of Mercy limestone cave temple along Jalan Gopeng, Ipoh, to celebrate the festival, known as the Chinese Valentine's Day. The celebration, ... continue reading »

love is in the air

Chap Goh Meh or "the fifteenth night" in Hokkien dialect is also known as "Chinese Valentine's Day". If you thought that Valentine's Day has become way too commercialized for you, perhaps you should start observing Chap Goh Meh instead; i.e. if you're Chinese. I was quite taken by surprise that celebrating Chap Goh Meh at Kwan ... continue reading »

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