The Cantonese Tua Pek Kong Temple located along King Street of George Town’s Heritage Zone is an old Taoist temple was built by the local Chinese communities during 18th century. Tua Pek Kong, literally “Grand Uncle”, is worshiped as the god of prosperity by the Chinese.
A statue of the Chinese God of Prosperity (at the entrance of 1st Avenue Mall) bidding good fortune to all who enter…and before it’s too late (it’s the 3rd day of the Chinese New Year now), wishing all those who are celebrating it, a very Happy Chinese New Year!
Chinese New Year setup at Gurney Paragon.
The ‘Tua Pek Kong” grand float procession was held by the management of Poh Hock Seah in 2010, the last of such event was held back in 1998. The procession was held once every 12 years (during the Tiger year of the Chinese zodiac).
Tua Pek Kong is one of the pantheon of Malaysian Chinese Gods. It was believed that Tua Pek Kong arrived in Penang 40 years before Francis Light’s arrival.