Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wedding in Malim Nawar 双溪古月的婚礼

Kampar new township 金宝新镇

Malim Nawar is a small new village town about 25 minutes car journey from Kampar, Perak. Kampar is the home of University Tengku Abdul Rahman (UNiTar).

Philip Chan from Johor Baru has no inkling of where Malim Nawar is.... Thanks to his only son Andrew, he and his wife Theresa are now welcome and have the opportunity to know almost half of the village population.

On November 24 Tuesday, his son wed Mabel Chai Mei Chan, one of the six daughters of Mr. Chai of Malim Nawar New Village.

His good friend Tony, together with wife Susan, son Kelvin and wife Jennifer, and two grandchildren, my wife and I were there to attend the Chinese marriage rites conducted by the bride's family. The Catholic marriage rite would be celebrated on November 28 in Johor Baru by Bishop Emeritus James Chan, brother of Philip.

A wedding dinner at a restaurant was held on the eve of the wedding (Nov 23). We enjoyed the food very much. We also had the opportunity to enjoy the specialty of bride's mother - Lui Cha!
(Click here to see video)


Philip and wife Theresa, bride and groom
菲立及太太德兰,新郎和新娘



Malim Nawar 华文名是双溪古月,好像有点牛头不对马嘴。它是一个新村小镇,离开金宝市大约是二十五分钟车程。霹雳的金宝是拉曼大学(UNiTAR)的所在地。

家住新山的菲力曾禄祥,原本对这个新村毫无印象。但多得他的儿子Andrew(子彬),他在这个新村受到热情的欢迎,还有机会认识差不多半个村子的村民呢!

在24号星期二,他的独子Andrew 到来迎娶本村蔡家陵先生六个女儿中的三媛美珍小姐。

菲力的好朋友东尼及太太苏珊,儿子与媳妇,还有两位孙子,我和太太,一同参加了这个依照华人习俗的婚礼。而天主教的婚配礼仪,则在28号星期六,在新山不兰东圣若瑟教堂举行,由荣休曾主教主持。曾主教是菲力的哥哥。

我们也参加了在前一天(23号)举行的婚宴,享用了道地的美味佳肴。除此之外,我们也机会尝到新娘的妈妈特制的客家“擂茶”。 (点击此观看录影)

Wedding entourage with bride's parents(left 2nd and 3rd)
迎亲队伍和新娘父母(左二,三)合照





Lui Cha 擂茶


































3 comments:

Anonymous said...

好怀恋的新村小镇,中学在金宝念书,很多同学住在这儿,常常在假日的“蒲点”之一。


ruth yep

乡下人 said...

金宝是个非常青翠的市镇,malim Nawar 也是好去处。附近有很多悠闲的“绿点”,很多瀑布。。。有空要多“回家”!

Simon Phun said...

我和太太在那儿只有两天一夜(东尼在那更多天),刚好天气凉爽阴晴,没下雨,非常的舒服,到现在还很想念那个地方及人情风味。。。

My wife and I were there for two days one night only..(Tony and Susan were there much earlier),the weather was cooling, no rain, very comfortable... I missed the place and the people even until now...nice place!