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Penang Perspective: Chew Jetty Temple

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Prayers at the Chew Jetty’s Temple during the Jade Emperor celebration (on the 9th day of Chinese lunar new year). Every year, the Weld Quay area is usually host to the biggest celebration for the Jade Emperor in Penang.

Weld Quay: A Day Out at the Clan Jetty

Two men washing and cleaning the wooden floor of the stilt houses at Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, George Town.

A Day at the Chew Jetty

Chew Jetty, the famous and unique seaside village on stilts.

Chew Jetty: Houses on Stilts

Houses of Chew Jetty.

A Temple at Chew Jetty

A Temple at Chew Jetty

A temple lights up with lanterns during Chinese New Year nights at the Chew Jetty, George Town.

Penang CNY: The Jade Emperor Birthday (Weld Quay)

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Today marks the birthday of the Jade Emperor deity.

During the Chinese New Year’s 15-days period in Penang, the celebration for the birthday of the Jade Emperor will fall on the 9th lunar day of Chinese New Year. This day is particularly celebrated a lot by the Hokkien community in Penang and is also commonly referred to as the Hokkien New Year. There will be lots of prayers, food offerings and various festivities held for the Jade Emperor on this day. Two popular areas in Penang where this day is celebrated are the Jade Emperor Pavilion temple at Ayer Itam and the Clan Jetties area at Weld Quay, George Town.

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