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Below is the 3rd clue for the Speedzone Tour 2007 contest!
There are two words to watch out for in this clue. On Tuesday’s The Star, 6 March 2007…..
* Flip to Page B7
* Detect article: What if there’s a climate change in Kuala Lumpur?
* 5th paragraph, 3rd line
* The 1st word: 5th paragraph, 3rd line, rhymes with “cover”
* The 2nd word: Name the place where this news took place.
4th March 2007 marks Chap Goh Mei. Chap Goh Mei means the 15th night of Chinese New Year. Various activities are planned to mark this very traditional occasion and one of them is the orange/tangerine throwing ceremony.
In the past, Chap Goh Meh was one of the few occasions where eligible young ladies, transformed into scorching beauties, were allowed out from the confines of their homes. Eager gentlemen could only admire longingly at all the passing beauties, as the lovely ladies were always accompanied by an entourage of the fiercest looking aunts and amahs (servants)! These young maidens (and spinsters) would throw oranges into the sea as a gesture of hope to wed good husbands. To keep this quaint tradition alive in modern times, orange throwing has transmogrified into a competition of sorts, where oranges thrown into the sea by girls (single or otherwise) would be scooped up by boys in boats. The boat with most oranges would be declared the winner. (Soure: http://www.tourismpenang.gov.my/article.cfm?id=28)
For the past 26 years, I’ve never been to such ceremony. However, Ping, Yap and I heard that such ceremony is held every year at one small lake at Taman Jaya, Petaling Jaya.
In keeping with the tradition, I have got hold of one banana from my Dad’s fruit basket.
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