Month: March 2019

Cheng Beng (Qing Ming) Festival

Every year usually during the month of March or April, Chinese locals will be paying respect to their ancestors during the Qingming Festival (also known as Tomb Sweeping Day and Clear Bright Festival). Qingming Festival is also commonly known as Cheng Beng by the local Hokkiens in Penang.

A Chinese tradition, the Qingming Festival is an opportunity for members of a family to remember and honour their ancestors at grave sites. Young and old pray before the ancestors, sweep the tombs and offer food, tea, wine, chopsticks, joss paper accessories, and/or libations to the ancestors.

George Town Street View: A Chinese Incense Sticks Seller

A Chinese Incense Sticks shop by the side of the old Kuan Yin Temple at Kapitan Keling Mosque Street, George Town.

George Town Street View: Light Street

Light Street was found to be the first street built in George Town when the British arrived in Penang. It is named after Captain Francis Light, the British founder of Penang.

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