ALTHOUGH the Mooncake Festival is traditionally celebrated by the Chinese community, a Malay woman has received 7,000 orders from as far as Singapore and Brunei for her halal mooncakes, reported Sin Chew Daily.
The woman, known as Nor Asmah, said she picked up the mooncake-making technique from her late mother-in-law who is a Muslim-convert.
Nor Asmah from Kuching, Sarawak, made about 300 moonkcakes when she first started in 2010. Her reputation grew over the years. This year, she had to rope in her husband and three children to help.
Her mooncakes come in 15 flavours, including pandan, durian, green tea and red bean. They are priced between RM13 and RM38 each.
> Cantopop star Aaron Kwok said he was trembling while cutting the umbilical cord of his daughter, who was born earlier this month.
He said he was nervous and emotional, adding that he and his Shanghainese model wife Moka Fang were in tears during the delivery.
Asked whether he would help change diapers or feed the baby girl, Kwok laughed and replied he dared not.
“Becoming a father is magical. I need to treat the family well and work harder,” he was quoted by the daily.
Kwok said the baby has a strong resemblance to him.> The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.