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The Ultimate Ang Pow “Market Rate” of Singapore and Malaysia Weddings

  One of the vital elements of getting married according to the Chinese custom is to prepare a banquet to celebrate the auspicious day. Receiving wedding invitations is supposed to be a happy occasion. While we do love giving our blessings to the newly wed, what bothers us on the...

Post-natal Care Taboos: Scientifically proven facts or mere hearsay?

Cover Image via: 搜狐母婴 People say that the most excruciating part of giving birth is the moment of childbirth. Though the pain is exceptional, luckily enough, Chinese women are given the queen-like treatment after going through the hardship of giving birth. Chinese mothers are traditionally required to be confined to home...

Why do we offer incense on the 1st and 15th day of the Lunar Calendar: Mere superstition or something else?

Cover Image via: 慈航山三清聖境 Most of us have witnessed the ritual of offering incense to our ancestors or to the deities either through real-life experience as witnessed in temples or through television shows aired every so often. Some consider the offering of incense as a sacred ritual which needs to be...

Beach wedding in Bali? Hold on, not until you’ve seen these beautiful beaches in Malaysia!

Cover Image via: Bali Brides Long-stretched never-ending shorelines, coupled with the occasional splatter of dampened sand and erecting palm trees that are so gloriously green. The refreshing sounds of the 5-foot waves splashing the shore, sending sparkly white foams into the air, twinkling under the ray of the sun. Sounds like...

Taiping – Story of rain town. Have you heard of rain betting?

Cover Image via: Travel – National Geographic Taiping was formerly known as Larut, one of the town in our country which was developed due to tin discovery. In the olden days, Larut used to be plagued by the wars between members of both the Cantonese Ghee Hin Society (义兴私会党) and the...

4 easy Feng Shui tips on planting the right trees in your house! Enhance your luck with these trees!

Cover Image via: Neo Nusantara People love planting trees in front of their houses. There are many benefits to it, mainly keeping the surrounding air clean and refreshing while providing some shade. If you happen to successfully plant a fruit tree, you might even get to enjoy the "fruits" of your effort! Nonetheless, the...

Getting married in 2017? Check out your “lucky month” according to your zodiac sign!

Cover Image via: 慢速中文Slow Chinese The first thing that comes to mind when you’re planning your wedding day would of course be choosing a “suitable” day according to the Chinese calendar, which according to Chinese customs would bring you good luck for the remainder of your wedlock. To those who are...

All the Fascinating Caves you can find in Ipoh! Even the Famous Chinese Movie was filmed here!

Cover Image via: 澳門晚報 If you are taking the North-South Expressway heading towards Ipoh, you would notice rows upon rows of lush green mountains lining both sides of the road no matter which direction you are heading towards. Being a city surrounded by mountains, Ipoh is also regarded as "Little Guilin"...

Quick peek into the nominated characters for Malaysia Annual Selection of Chinese Characters 2016

Our suggestion box was officially closed on the 30th of September. What characters had our beloved readers suggest? Does it accurately reflect the hottest topics and latest trends of 2016 in Malaysia? Or, what other thoughts do you specifically have? We had specially chosen some characters which are close...

The 11 Pictures that Tells the Key Differences between a Normal Parent and a Smart Parent

Why do children have different mannerisms even though they attend the same school and classes? Actually, their values, attitude, and behavior had been shaped from home. What is the reasoning behind mothers who had an easy time with their children, and those who didn’t? Well, in the following pictures,...