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Modern appliances for the dead
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GEORGE TOWN: In this modern era, many believe even their de­­parted ancestors deserve the best electrical appliances in the netherworld.

Clerk Lee Phaik Ean, 39, however, chose to “deliver” a fan to her father-in-law Yeap Beng Huat during Qing Ming (Chinese All Souls Day). Yeap died in a road accident in 2012.

“I burnt him a fan for fear he would not know how to operate an air-conditioner in the afterworld. He was a kind-hearted man who resisted change at times. He loved old things.

“Hopefully, the item will come in handy for him. He already got a motorcycle and a reclining chair last year,” she said at the Batu Gantung columbarium yesterday.

The centuries-old ritual of respect and filial piety is also valued by the younger generation.

Form One student Peh Yong Yih, 13, burnt a massage chair and a car for his grandmother Lim Guat Eng, who died of an illness in 2013.

“My grandmother took great care of me when she was around. I hope the massage chair will help relieve her body aches.

“We also got her a car to drive around on the other side of the world,” he said at the columbarium.

Year Six student Alex Lim, 12, turned up with his family members to pay homage to his grandmother Tan Suan Heoh at the Batu Gantung cemetery.

“She would always come over to my house to have dinner. Without her, life will n…………… continues on The Star Online

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