Ching Ming – or Tomb-Sweeping Day, also known as “Cheng Beng” in Malaysia – is a traditional ceremony that centres on reverence for ancestors. Photo: SCMP / Dickson Lee Ching Ming – or Tomb-Sweeping Day, also known as “Cheng Beng” in Malaysia – is a traditional ceremony that centres on reverence for ancestors. Photo: SCMP / Dickson Lee
Ching Ming – or Tomb-Sweeping Day, also known as “Cheng Beng” in Malaysia – is a traditional ceremony that centres on reverence for ancestors. Photo: SCMP / Dickson Lee

Coronavirus: Malaysia marks Ching Ming, minus the tomb sweeping

  • Ethnic Chinese families across the nation are seeking alternative ways to show their reverence for ancestors amid a nationwide movement restriction order
  • While there are live-streamed proceedings on offer and Malaysians are urged to pray from home, some say filial piety should be a year-round affair

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Ching Ming – or Tomb-Sweeping Day, also known as “Cheng Beng” in Malaysia – is a traditional ceremony that centres on reverence for ancestors. Photo: SCMP / Dickson Lee Ching Ming – or Tomb-Sweeping Day, also known as “Cheng Beng” in Malaysia – is a traditional ceremony that centres on reverence for ancestors. Photo: SCMP / Dickson Lee
Ching Ming – or Tomb-Sweeping Day, also known as “Cheng Beng” in Malaysia – is a traditional ceremony that centres on reverence for ancestors. Photo: SCMP / Dickson Lee
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