'Good eats' for the departed

When it comes to food, Malaysians are always spoilt for choice. Now, even departed souls can enjoy their favourite dishes.

Replicas of popular items such as claypot chicken rice, ice-cream with various flavours and desserts, including Macaron, were among the latest products found at Chinese prayer paraphernalia shops in Kuala Lumpur, reported Sin Chew Daily.

Apart from the "food", IT products, pets and electrical appliances were among the hot buy items.

The paper replica items are meant to be burnt as offerings to the departed souls during Qing Ming - a Chinese tomb-sweeping day that falls on April 4 this year.