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Published: Tuesday June 10, 2014 MYT 9:56:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday June 10, 2014 MYT 10:46:11 AM

Bride-to-be gifts air compressor to future husband

The air compressor wrapped in ribbons.

The air compressor wrapped in ribbons.

PETALING JAYA: Forget cakes and betel leaves, a bride-to-be has bought her future husband the most manly of wedding gifts - an air compressor.

The gifts, also known as ‘hantaran’, are a Malay tradition where both the bride and groom provide symbolic presents to the one another.

While there is no hard and fast rule for hantaran, sweet edibles like chocolates, electronics such as mobile phones and textiles are the norm. 

Air compressors and assorted automobile parts are practically unheard of - until today.

A picture of the bride and the wedding gifts have since spread like wildfire on social media.

While some have poked fun at the unusual hantaran, others have commended the bride on her excellent and practical present choices.

All the gadgets were decorated with lace, ribbons and standard wedding embellishments.

As the air compressor was too large to fit into a ‘dulang’ (tray), the bride made do with a red bow with a matching ribbon wrapped around it.

Tags / Keywords: Bride, Wedding gifts, Air compressor

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