"Angkong" Malaysia Local Custom Tip by l_joo

Malaysia Local Customs: 200 reviews and 174 photos

by l_joo

Not many peoples write about AngKong culture, funny? This is so popular in the country but seldom had I read any.

This is about local Malaysian Chinese's (God) since they don't use the idea of a book called bible, this is thier bible and daily religious work. This special local custom is to offer fruits and meals to the God or Gods by placing carefully the items you already nicely display on the plate. Put the plate in front of this red-colored Angkong and then pray. Sometimes paper-money to burn, some peoples seeking peace, some praying for more money. The color red 'Aang' represents Good and prosperity while kong is the one (God).

Where to see this?
Don't worry, this little red architecture can be seen just anywhere in front of every Malaysian-Chinese's household. Besides Angkong, these peoples also have big golden gate cost more than RM20,000 with German Mercedes-Benz or BMW, this two objects were mainly to represent their status and abilities. You can see also hanging big pineapples in red or yellow colors, that was to expect more money as the pronunciation of pineapple (in Hokkien) is just happened similar to Good Luck Comes, therefore it is the latest trend to hang one pair or more paper made pineapples in front of their house to expect big money.

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  • Updated Apr 29, 2004
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