Tag: kuan yin

The Kuan Yin Temple

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

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Penang CNY: The Kuan Yin Statue

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Decoration and Lighting at the Kuan Yin Statue in Kek Lok Si during the nights.

Happy Chinese New Year

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Rows of hanging red lanterns covering up the compound of the Kuan Yin temple in George Town as part of the Chinese New Year celebration.

Today marks the beginning of the new Chinese lunar year, also the ‘Year of the Goat’.

The Goddess Pavilion at Night

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The Kuan Yin Statue Pavilion of Kek Lok Si lighted up during the nights of Chinese New Year. The temple lights will remain on until February 27.

The Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng)

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The newly renovated Kuan Yin Temple at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (or formerly Pitt Street). Locally known as ‘Kuan Yin Teng’ (literally Kuan Yin’s Pavillion), this old temple is dedicated to Kuan Yin, who is the Goddess of Mercy according to Chinese belief.

Penang Isle: Burmah Road Kuan Yin Temple

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Located along Burmah Road, this is yet another temple dedicated for Kuan Yin or the Goddess of mercy (similarly to the one at Pitt Street) in George Town. This temple was reportedly founded in 1922 by an abbot of Kek Lok Si Temple. This temple is also crowded usually during the Nine Emperor Gods Festival, despite it not being the Nine Emperor Gods temple.

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Pigeon Feeding at the Temple Compound


Every morning and noon, there will be people feeding pigeons at the compound of the Kuan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) Temple along Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling,

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