Muslim convert continues to follow Ching Ming tradition

KUCHING: For Norlina Abdullah @ Song Ai Ling, Chinese customs still play an important part in her life after she converted to Islam.

This can be seen during Ching Ming, when the Chinese visit the graves of their relatives to pay their respects.

On Sunday (March 17), Norlina and her children visited the grave of her father Song Toh Chu, who passed away in 2000.

They cleaned the grave, tidied the area around it and paid their respects.

"Every year, I will bring my children to visit my father's grave in keeping with Chinese custom.

"Although I converted to Islam when I married, I'm still a Chinese and this is an important tradition so that we remember our origins," she said.

She added that this would also help the family to remember their loved ones and strengthen family ties.

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