The beautiful, famous and historical Kek Lok Si temple complex located at the hills of Ayer Itam, Penang.
An intricately made sculptures of heavenly creatures adorning the rooftop of the Temple of the Nine Emperor Gods at Macallum Street Ghaut, George Town.
The Nine Emperor Gods’ Temple at Macallum Street Ghaut, George Town.
Primarily observed by the local Chinese, the Nine Emperor Gods Festival is a 9-days Taoist celebration beginning on the eve of 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. This year’s celebration started last week and today is the last day. During this 9-days period, devotees will be observing a strict vegetarian diet. It was said that it usually rains on the last day of this festival.
Annually during the 7th lunar month of the Chinese calendar (also known as the The Hungry Ghost Festival), the giant effigy of the King of Hades/Hell (or Tai Su Yeah) will be put on display at Bukit Mertajam town for devotees to offer prayers to. On the 15th day of the month (which happens to be today), the effigy will be transported to the street and then burned to mark the end of the festival.
The Hean Boo Thean Temple, nearby the clan jetties at Weld Quay, George Town.