Monday 2 January 2012

Great Granny's Wake - Funeral

I woke up very early today so that I could pay my last respect to Great Granny. I arrived in Great Granny's house at 0830hrs and the ceremony started at 0915hrs and lasted for 45mins before we left the house for the crematorium at Kek Look Seah Crematorium Bercham Ipoh (怡保巴占极乐社西竺海会坛火化场).

We walked from the house to the main road before boarding bus for the crematorium. When we got to the crematorium, a last rite was held before Great Granny was pushed into the combustion chamber which Great Granny will be burned for 3 hours. The ceremony took about 30mins and I had to pray, respect, walk over fire, received a "hong pao" and washing my hands with flower water in the crematorium, then everyone went for lunch at Pusing Seafood Restaurant, a must try dish would be "Yam Fried Kai Lan" (it was unfortunately no photo was taken because when the dish was served, it did not not look good at all).

After lunch I went back to the hotel and slept until 1830hrs before headin for dinner and then drinks at Old Town White Coffee. Tomorrow I would need to wake up early again as we need to get to Kek Lok Seah to pick up the ashed and placing the urn in the columbarium.

The route I walk,

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The route to Kek Lok Seah,

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Lunch : Pusing Public Seafood Restaurant, Ipoh
Dinner : Eipoh Restaurant, Pasir Pinji, Ipoh

A video taken today,

Some photos taken today

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Today's Movie - Tron : Legacy

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