This 1993 photograph shows a family mourning at their parents' graves at a cemetery, during Qing Ming Jie. Qing Ming (Cheng Beng in dialect) is All Souls' Day for the Chinese. It is a time to remember the departed and to pay respects to one's deceased ancestors and family members. As it emphasises filial piety, Qing Ming is a major Chinese festival with many Chinese visiting the cemeteries of relatives. This grave is in memory of Tan Guat Poh. Title devised by Library staff.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.