Cheng Beng is over for almost 2 weeks. I should have posted this on that time. But, due to my laziness and I have other post to publish, I pushed this one until now.
Since my dad passed away, I am the one will go to Cheng Beng with my mum. All my sisters and brothers are out of Malaysia. They are not coming back for CNY so no need to mention about Cheng Beng anymore, they are no coming back as usual.
My mum will be the one who did most of the stuff. I was just helping to buy the kuih and fetch her to the Cheng Beng places. We have 3 places to go!!!
This year, we went to the Rifle Range early in the morning. It's actually not that early anymore. It was almost 9am. We went there, thought that we can finish it fast and go to another place. Who knows, the surrounding of my grandmother graveyard was on fire. We stand there and not dare to go nearer. I decided to go to another place first and came back later. Mum agreed.
We headed to Paya Terubong instead. The weather was so so hot! I drove up the hill and there is a man standing there asked for the parking fee, 3 dollars. No choice, have to give him. After done, it's around 10.30am.
We went back to Rifle range. There was no more fire. We started the preparation for the praying. You can see a lot of people going there for Cheng Beng as well. When we are almost done, the fire started again near our place. The people burn the paper and spread to the grass nearby. The grass started to burn, the fire become stronger. Luckily, it stopped after 5-10 minutes.
Finished 2 places, we went to the final one in Batu Gantong. This one is simple and easier since it's the place to keep the ashes. We just display the food on the table and pray. Around noon, we keep our stuff and heading back home. It was a tiring day especially to my mum.
P/S Some said it's not good to take photos in the cemetery, afraid the photo came out with "other" stuff. I asked my mum and my mum said go ahead and take. Sometimes, I do hope I can take the photo with "others" inside. Haha.