Standing tall with pagoda candy

Easy does it: Bee Huat removing the freshly made pagoda candy from its mould at his confectionery factory. — KK SHAM/The Star

PORT KLANG: While many prayer items to usher in the Chinese New Year have been simplified, there is a family here who still make pagoda candy the traditional way.

Known as tang ta (literally meaning pagoda candy) in Mandarin or ngor siew th’ng in Hokkien, it has been an integral item of the prayer altar, especially among Hokkiens.

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