PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh was in Malaysia recently for the annual Qing Ming festival.
According to a close friend of the Oscar-winning actress, Yeoh was in Ipoh for a few days.
"She wanted to have some quiet time with her mother and their family," said the source.
It is understood that Yeoh was back in Malaysia for a couple of days for Qing Ming and then flew off to Hong Kong.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday (April 12), Yeoh posted a photo of her with the Oscar statuette to her late father Datuk Yeoh Kian Teik's gravesite in Paradise Memorial Park, Tanjung Rambutan.
Her mother Datin Janet Yeoh was also seen clutching the Oscar award while smiling in another picture.
"Brought Mr O Home... Without my parents' love and trust and support... I wouldn't be here today. Love so much," said Yeoh in the post.
Qing Ming, also known as the Tomb Sweeping Day, is when Chinese families clean grave sites to honour their ancestors and those who have passed away.
The festival falls on April 5 this year and it is usually observed 1within a time span of 10 days before or after the actual date.
Yeoh, who was born in Ipoh, is the first Asian actress to win an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the movie Everything Everywhere All At Once.
The 60-year-old started her acting career in Hong Kong, starring in action and martial arts films.
She also went on to star in Hollywood movies in leading roles such as Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.
Entrepreneur-activist Datin Dian Lee left several heart-shaped emojis on Yeoh's posting.
Many Malaysians welcomed Yeoh back to Malaysia, and said it was heart-warming that Yeoh chose to bring her Oscar to her father's gravesite.
"Your father will be proud of you too," commented _chronicleoflife.
"This is so sweet. Welcome home, Michelle!" said larissaping.