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3D art exhibition Ipoh

If there's one word to describe the 3D artworks currently being exhibited at Ipoh's Goddess of Mercy cave temple, it would be "clever". Judging from the unassuming entrance to the exhibition hall, one wouldn't expect to encounter the fantasy that lies ahead. However, skeptics have been urged to try out the sample art by the door, and ... continue reading »

love lock

This year's Chap Goh Mei (15th night of Spring Festival) falls on Feb 14, which is also Valentine's Day on the Gregorian calendar. Therefore, for romancing couples, this is a day of double celebration. Many couples also choose this day to tie the knot. Well, at least anniversaries are easier to remember. For Chap Goh Mei ... 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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