Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Malacca+picture story

Peck Kuan's Corner
A Traditional Festival which the Chinese are Still Practising.

Respect: Buddhist believes 'the live after death', so they will sweep the tombs and pray with many kind of food on QingMing Festival.

Honour: The family members sit infront of the tomb as a kind of honour to the ancestor.
Whole family: Usually the whole family especially males must attend himself to this festival so that their ancestors will bless all the family members.

The Qingming Festival is an opportunity for Chinese to remember and honour their ancestors at grave sites. Young and old pray before the ancestors, sweep the tombs and offer food, tea, wine, chopsticks, paper accessories, and libation to the ancestors. The rites are very important to most Chinese and they believe that their ancestors will bless the whole family in wealth and health too. Besides that, they will also burn paper, incense or firecrackers in common during this festival. Nowadays, QingMing is not only a festival to pray and sweep the tombs. It is also a festival to gather all the family members in this important festival.

Peck Kuan's Corner

Malacca-Old building, Old ways of livingPeaceful and warm: Nice views with warm people made Malacca even more attractive.

Working so hard: Although it is under the hot sun, Ahmad still work with passion and always smile to everybody.

Passion: Kien Hong will never said tired even in his age of 70.

Work with passion: Kien Hong hopes that everyone will like this place and he believes that Malacca is best place for living.

Tradition: Tourists were attracted by the uniqueness of the keychain and the seriousness of Mohamad in doing his artworks.

Never give up:Poh Lean never give up even though her hands are both disabled. She likes to encourage people through her calligraphy like what she had written in the picture above,[happiness].

Malacca is a historical place with old buildings and old people who carrying lots of stories. Nowadays, it is a one of the famous place which the tourists like to go. So, what makes Malacca so special and famous? One of the reason could be the place, the wheather, the building or the people who live there. Out of these three factors, the people could be selected as the reason. The people who live in Malacca especially the one who live around the historical building like A famosa and Jonker street still keeping the old ways of living. Some of them are selling the porceclains and antiques, some of them are selling their artworks and some of them are running a restaurants. They all do these with passionate and it may be the strongest selling point they have. Although they don't have grand house or high technologies, they're still very happy with what they having now. They are not like the people who live in the city who are always feel unsatisfied with everything. Everything is preciousness to them and they are always appreciate with what they have now. Therefore, happiness will always stay by their sides. And these make Malacca different from others.

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