Cupids keeping Chinese Valentine’s Day spirit afloat


Heng (left) and committee members invite people of all ages to take part in their Chap Goh Meh event at BMC Recreational Park. — Courtesy photo

INSTEAD of swiping through dating apps, hopeful romantics can try tossing mandarin oranges into water like a lake, river or sea.

This iconic Chap Goh Meh ritual calls for singles to inscribe their names and contact numbers on the oranges.

It is believed that those who find each other’s oranges may be destined for love.

Bandar Mahkota Cheras (BMC) Residents’ Association is holding an orange-tossing event at BMC Recreational Park today with the aim to keep this tradition alive.

BMC Residents’ Association adviser Heng Wah Mai said, “It is free and we welcome participants of all ages.

“They can toss and fish for mandarin oranges at the lake.

“Baby pools will be set up for children to experience the fun too as we want to expose them to the tradition at an early age.”

Thong says the agency wishes to help people find soulmates. — FAIHAN GHANI/The StarThong says the agency wishes to help people find soulmates. — FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

This year, to attract more youths, the association has arranged for wushu, diablo and guzheng street performances.

Also holding a Chap Goh Meh orange-tossing event is Happy Relationship Sdn Bhd, a matchmaking company in Ampang.

Chief executive adviser Alan Thong Boon Liang said, “We wish to help bachelors and bachelorettes find their soulmates on Chinese Valentine’s Day.”

Those looking to join the two events can visit the respective Facebook pages to obtain more information. — By AMANDA LEE and GLODIE LAI

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Metro News

Lunch specials to tantalise taste buds this month
Lift woes plague PPR Sri Aman folk
Call to review Singaporean flight schedules
Tottenham should pip Newcastle United in close tie
Brighter Raya for six families in Seremban, thanks to developer
Powering SMEs in Pengerang
Hooked on niche hobbies
Bags of necessities come in handy for festive celebration
Gunners lie in wait for Aston Villa
Events to mark 50th anniversary of Rascom resettlements in Rajang Basin

Others Also Read