KUCHING: The Kuching Hing Ann Association continues its yearly tradition of presenting red packets or ang pows to its elderly members in conjunction with the Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration.
As in the previous year, the COVID-19 pandemic this time around has again prompted the association to resort to the drive-through method to distribute the red packets and other goodies at the association’s premises in Jalan Padungan yesterday (Feb 9).
A total of 239 elderly recipients, with those aged 70 to 79 each received ang pows of RM100, while those aged 80 to 89 received RM200 each, and 13 others aged 90 and above each received RM300.
The highlight of the event was the distribution of ang pows to two nonagenarians – Chua Ah Sai, 97, and Chua Kiam Moi, 95 – who each received RM1,500 and other CNY goodies.
The yearly programme is organised as a sign of respect and appreciation to the association’s elderly members.
Also present during the event were association president Michael Teo, chairman Kok Hin Kai, and organising chairperson Kapitan Tan Teck Ming.
Meanwhile, there are 3,000 members of the Heng Hua community from Kuching registered with the association.
The association is appealing to more members of the society to to register with the association.
The membership fee is RM20 for those below 60 years old, while those aged 60 and above are exempted from the fee.
Further details regarding membership are obtainable from the association at 082-244595.