What a pleasant surprise I got at work today. It's a care package from Redoxon - they probably heard how I have been rasping my way through the weekend with a sore throat post CNY. Thank you Redoxon for the abundance of vitamin C for me to get well in time for Chap Goh Mei so I can throw oranges into the lake to find Mr Man.
The orange tossing tradition on the fifteenth day of the Lunar New Year is said to have originated from the Hokkien community in the southern part of China, and is believed to have made its way to Penang around the end of the 19th century. As the tale goes, maidens would toss oranges into seas, rivers or streams in the hopes of finding a good suitor amongst the eligible men who picked up them. Amidst practicalities of modern life, this tradition is still widely celebrated with enthusiasm across Malaysia.
The Redoxon® Chap Goh Meh rovers will make its final stop in front of the iconic Penang Town Hall, at the Penang Esplanade’s annual Chap Goh Meh event on the 8th February 2020 from 5pm until late.
For more information and updates on the locations of the digital lake of health, love and prosperity, visit www.redoxonchapgohmeh.com