2012 Perak Chap Goh Mei Celebration

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Chap Goh Mei Ipoh Perak
a Cantonese sketch

Additionally, the Chief Minister also revealed that the State Government has already approved the land to the association of the temple.

Chap Goh Mei Ipoh Perak
throwing ‘flowers’ to the crowd

Chap Goh Mei Ipoh Perak
ang pow for kids and senior citizens

Besides the usual lion and dragon dance performances, the diabolo club of SM Shen Jai, Ipoh, the Perak diabolo champion last year, were also invited to display their skills in Chinese yo-yo. Particularly interesting was their glow-in-the-dark yo-yos. It was followed by a light-hearted sketch in Cantonese which elicited chuckles from the audience.

Chap Goh Mei Ipoh Perak
tossing mandarin oranges into the river

Chap Goh Mei Ipoh Perak
fishing the mandarin oranges

The highlight of the evening was the tossing of mandarin oranges into the nearby river by the Chief Minister and his entourage. These mandarin oranges have been written with names and telephone numbers of single men and women looking for a potential marriage partner. Whether this is really effective or not, this ritual is still practised today by the Chinese during Chap Goh Mei.

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