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Batu Ferringhi Chinese Cemetery 3

I took a flight of stone steps, ascending to the cemetery, and found an estimated 55 to 60 year old gentleman, squatting in front of a grave and applying red paint to the Chinese text on the headstone. Wiping his perspiration from the afternoon heat, he took a break and explained to me that he was re-touching the headstone of his grandfather, who was buried there in 1968.

 

Batu Ferringhi Chinese Cemetery 3

I took a flight of stone steps, ascending to the cemetery, and found an estimated 55 to 60 year old gentleman, squatting in front of a grave and applying red paint to the Chinese text on the headstone. Wiping his perspiration from the afternoon heat, he took a break and explained to me that he was re-touching the headstone of his grandfather, who was buried there in 1968.

 

comments (15)

That is so interesting.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for following this series, Michael.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 31 May 2017, 00:28
Une forme inhabituelle pour moi pour la tombe.
Ayush Basu: This is unusual to me too, Martine.
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 31 May 2017, 00:29
I really liked your short anecdote, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: It was good that I could find a visitor and engage him in a brief conversation to find out (and share with you all) about this place, Ray.
Quite impressive headstone - and good for the grandson!
Ayush Basu: I was suitably touched by the filial piety of the grandson, Elizabeth.
It's an offering.
Ayush Basu: Indeed so, Michael.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 May 2017, 06:13
Now there is great family respect
Ayush Basu: I was suitably touched by the filial piety of the grandson, Chris.
What a meaningful story to share, Ayush!
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Ginnie. I was suitably touched by the filial piety of the grandson.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 31 May 2017, 07:08
That is really a good thing to do. So many tombstones become illegible with the years - and so frustrating for family historians
Ayush Basu: I was suitably touched by the filial piety of the grandson, Lisl. I was pleased with the result of his work.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 31 May 2017, 08:14
what an interesting scene to walk in on!! i'm glad you talked to him!!
Ayush Basu: I had the opportunity to observe him at work and this was the final result after our brief conversation, Elaine. Thank you.
Great sense of respect and loyalty to his ancestor Ayush.
Ayush Basu: I was suitably touched by the filial piety of the grandson, Chad. I was pleased with the result of his work.
I am always happy to see well-tended graves.
Ayush Basu: I agree that I liked the neat and tidy graves here, Mary.
How nice, he made a good job of it too.
That shows great respect Ayush
Nice to know the deceased has not been forgotten.
Good for him!

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