When the Angsana tree is flowering like this, leaving a thick carpet of fine yellow flowers on the ground, I know that it is near to Cheng Beng.
Cheng Beng falls on 5 Apr 2010 but people can visit their ancestors' graves any time within 10 days prior to the actual Cheng Beng date. As usual, my family will be going early to the graves of my two pairs of grandparents on 27 Mar and as usual too, we'll be setting off from home at 6.30am, so it will still be very dark when we arrive at Batu Lanchang. A bonus is that my daughter will be back from Kuala Lumpur. It's a coincidence, really.