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Wedding 101: Where to 'Kua Zit Ji' in Kuching

*Updated: 25 July 2014*

So he proposed! *Yay!*

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And then you both asked 'What's next?' (LOL! don't worry it happened to us too!). The first thing you'll need is to set the date for your big day! Well, if you are Chinese most probably you'll ‘Kua Zit Ji' (看日子). 

If you're from Kuching then this post will be a big help. I went to this place to 'Kua Zit Ji'.

Tip # 1a: 正法堂授男李玖荪 
Location: Opposite Lin Hua Shan (林华山) Shell station. 
Address: Lot 292, No.25, Lorong Tabuan Timur 3, off Jalan Tabuan, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Tip #1b: 众善堂:保慈阿姑
Tel: 082-425 968

Tip # 2: Do Secure an appointment: otherwise you might have to queue on the spot - we waited for 1 hour!

Tip # 3: Things to bring along:
a) Bride and groom's *birth dates.
b) Groom's parent's *birth dates.
c) Bride's parents *birth dates.
 So altogether you'll have 6 birth dates. 
*Birth dates here refers to 生辰八字 which includes the day and time you're born.

Tip # 4: Don't worry if you don't know your birth date in the lunar month.
Just tell them your actual birthday and they can convert it into lunar month. I know, big phew~ right? LOL. Hubby doesn't know his too.

You'll be asked if you'd like to have your wedding on the 1st or 2nd half of the year, from here, they'll narrow down the dates to 2-4 for you to choose.

Generally, lunar month in June and July are NOT suitable for weddings. Cause Lunar June is zit pua zit pua (half of the year not good lah) then Lunar July is ghost month. 

Tip # 5: Only Wedding day and Engagement day need to Kua Zit Ji, ROM no need.

Tip # 6: After you've got the dates, the groom's parents will give the 'Shifu' the ang pows. 

Tip # 7:Rate are around Rm20-25 for Wedding/Engagement. 

Tip # 8: You can check with them directly, so remember to bring Ang Pow (red packets) along.

Well, if you don't want to Kua Zit Ji (看日子) to me that is no big deal cause a long lasting marriage is not dependant on 'good date'. It depends on how you nurture the relationship! Furthermore, another plus side is you'can choose a date that is meaningful to both of you. 

There you go! 

Step one completed! 


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