No state Chap Goh Meh event this year


THOSE who used to enjoy throwing mandarin oranges into the sea during Chap Goh Meh will have to forego the cultural tradition this year.

With the ongoing movement control order (MCO) amid the pandemic, there will be no celebration for Chap Goh Meh in Penang this year.

Chap Goh Meh falls on Friday this year.

It is held usually near the sea where singles will write their wishes on the mandarin oranges before throwing them out to sea.

There will also be no celebration at the Straits Quay seafront retail marina where the throwing of mandarin oranges by its wide promenade and open sea area is an annual event.

Its marketing manager Gillian Tan said no virtual celebration is being planned either this year.

Meanwhile, state tourism and creative economy committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin said although Chinese New Year celebrations are significantly toned down this year, the festivity can still be observed in a safe way and in adherence to the SOPs.

“Unfortunately, the Penang Chap Goh Meh celebration has to be called off this year, ” he said.

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