Tag: sculpture

George Town Street View: A Small Indian Temple

A small Indian Temple at the Esplanade, George Town.

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Penang Hindu Temple: The Waterfall Temple Arch

A beautiful arch-entrance to the Waterfall Hilltop Temple, Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani in Penang.

Wishing all Hindus a Happy Deepavali!

Penang Hindu Temple: A Rooftop of Deities

The intricately sculptured roof of Thanni Malai Murugan Temple, part of the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani (The Waterfall Hilltop Temple) complex in Penang.

Butterworth Bagan: Sree Maha Mariamman Devasthanam Hindu Temple

Sree Maha Mariamman Devasthanam Hindu Temple is an old and historical Hindu temple located at the Bagan Luar area in Butterworth. The temple was found to have originated from a small hut built by the local Hindu community here in 1853 as a place of worship for the Hindu mother deity Amman. Subsequently, the temple underwent additional renovation and expansion into a beautiful and impressive temple complex today.

George Town Street View: A Qilin Sculpture

One of the most common mythical creatures in Chinese lore is the Qilin. Qilin looks like a cross-breed of a dragon and a giraffe although historically, Qilin was said to have originated from the giraffe. According to Chinese beliefs, Qilin is a divine creature that protects against evil and therefore, usually appears as sculptures or paintings in temples as well as in ancient Chinese architecture.

George Town Street View: Peranakan Facade

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Ancient sculpture adorning the old rooftop that forms part of the heritage facade of the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, in Church Street, George Town.

Penang Street View: A Heavenly Sculpture

An intricately made sculptures of heavenly creatures adorning the rooftop of the Temple of the Nine Emperor Gods at Macallum Street Ghaut, George Town.

Macallum Street Ghaut: Nine Emperor Gods’ Temple

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.

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