Home > News > Community
Tuesday April 1, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday April 1, 2014 MYT 8:52:14 AM
by toon kit yi
It is full house at the Onn Kee Bean Sprout Chicken Restaurant at Jalan Yau Tet Shin.
EATERIES and souvenir shops in Ipoh are packed to the brim as many residents now living outstation are back to perform their Qing Ming obligations.
Popular eateries, including several chicken and bean sprout restaurants were crowded with customers while others flocked to biscuit shops to get kaya puffs, Tambun heong peah and pomeloes.
Major roads in the city also experienced traffic snarls as people came home from all over the country, including Kuala Lumpur and Penang.
The traffic conditions were also compounded further by local market goers buying flowers, prayer items and vegetarian food at the Ipoh central market for the Qing Ming prayers.
Qing Ming Festival, Chinese Ancestors Day or Tomb Sweeping Day usually falls on April 5 every year.
While many would observe the calendar, there have been many coming back earlier to pay their respects to their dearly departed or ancestors, in their attempt to beat the crowd at temples and graveyards.
A sales agent, who only wanted to be known as Ma, said he would return here every year from Kuala Lumpur to pay respect to his ancestors.
“I will usually come back with my family members.
“I also see it as a time to take a break from my job while fulfilling my responsibility to my ancestors annually,” he told The Star.
On whether the crowd and traffic condition during this time of the year in Ipoh bothered him, he said he was not too worried about the situation.
“Compared to Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh is not that crowded, even during holiday seasons.
“When you have experienced the traffic jams in Kuala Lumpur, it does not seem that bad over here,” he said.
Tags / Keywords:
Northern Region, Family & Community, Food
Females rule in family planning
Filial piety runs in the family
Association helps out families of fallen heroes
Three families prepare for a very special guest
Families finally receive land titles to their homes
Waste transfer station running with only two compactors instead of four
New cooperative established for orang asli
Single mum honoured at graduation ceremony
Hanging his hopes on inventions
Watch company’s ambassadors put on memorable show
Association to raise funds for SLE at event
14 naturally awesome swimming pools
Liverpool's Rodgers backs Gerrard amid fears over form
12.3 billion people by 2100: UN report
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)