Singles all eager to toss oranges

Matters of the heart: (From left) Adnes Lee, Ong and Belle Lim practising tossing oranges into the sea at Straits Quay, Penang.

GEORGE TOWN: Not wanting to break with the age-old Chinese tradition, several women are excitedly looking forward to throwing oranges into the sea, hoping to finding love on Chap Goh Meh tomorrow.

According to legend, this celebration, commonly known as Chinese Valentine’s Day, which marks the 15th and last day of the Lunar New Year, used to be a day when single women went out at night in hopes of meeting their “Mr Right”.

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