Tag: chinese

Penang Street Food: Chinese Fried Rice

A plate of Chinese fried rice served at the Eng Loh Kopitiam at Bishop Street, George Town.

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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.

The Kuan Yin Temple

The old Kuan Yin Temple at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (or Kapitan Keling Mosque Street), George Town.

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.

Penang Kek Lok Si Temple

One of the few iconic places in Penang is the hilltop temple known as Kek Lok Si, which means “Heavenly Temple” or “Temple of Supreme Bliss”.

Noordin Street Ghaut: Heng Len Tuah Temple

A Chinese temple lighted up at night, which can be seen at the Noordin Street Ghaut area in George Town.

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