'Lucky' monkey draws punters to Sarawak

Thousands of people - some from as far as Singapore - have been converging in Jakar, Sarawak, after news went viral that many have struck it rich in 4-D lottery, thanks to a monkey called Anong (Not in the picture), reported Malaysia's The Star.

The town, about an hour's drive from Sibu, is especially packed on weekends and during 4-D draw days.

A resident named Mr Lau said there could be as many as 1,000 people trying to get close to the monkey.

He said: "The monkey was in fact spotted by passers-by some months ago. People stopped by to give it food to eat. They tried their luck at 4-D betting after the monkey climbed onto the roof of their car and most of them became instantly rich."

Then about two weeks ago, the news went viral on social media.

This article was first published on October 17, 2015.
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