Deepavali with a difference


Mathavi and Krisnan's family of seven in front of their new home which is decorated for Deepavali. Photo: The Star/Azman Ghani

For Mathavi Mahamani, 52, and Krisnan Suppiah, 60, and their family of seven, it will be a very different Deepavali this year. But, it is not just because of the pandemic, it will also be the first time that they are celebrating the Festival of Lights in their new home.

“After almost 30 years of renting a home in Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara in Petaling Jaya – where the rental grew from RM250 to RM1,000 – it’s nice to finally have our own home in Shah Alam,” says Krisnan, who is retired.

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