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10,000 devotees give King of Hades a grand send-off

10,000 devotees give King of Hades a grand send-off

By TAN SIN CHOW BUKIT MERTAJAM: More than 10,000 devotees turned up to offer prayers and witness the burning and grand send-off of the 9m tall effigy of Tai Su Yeah (King of Hades), believed to be the tallest in the country. The event was the highlight of the 15-day Bukit Mertajam Phor Thor (Hungry [...]

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Welcome to Hell tour

Welcome to Hell tour

By CHRISTOPHER TAN and FONG KEE SOON GEORGE TOWN: The first-ever outdoor netherworld or hell “tour” in Malaysia will be held here in conjunction with the ongoing Hungry Ghost Festival. The “tour” is for believers of the spiritual world to “interact” with their loved ones and friends who have passed on. It is jointly organised [...]

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Penangites all set to celebrate Hungry Ghost Festival

Penangites all set to celebrate Hungry Ghost Festival

GEORGE TOWN: Red wooden benches and stages are back in place for the annual Hungry Ghost Festival which starts today. Workers were busy putting the finishing touches on the fierce-looking Tai Su Yah (King of Hades) paper effigies, canopies and tables which will be lined with offerings of rice, an assortment of nyonya kuih, and [...]

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Centenarian and old folk pay homage to St Anne

Centenarian and old folk pay homage to St Anne

By DERRICK VINESH Photos by MUSTAFA AHMAD CENTENARIAN Rita Nelligan has been religiously making pilgrimages to the St Anne’s Church in Bukit Mertajam to attend the annual St Anne’s Novena and Feast after cheating death in 1988. Her pilgrimages have become more meaningful when she had escaped death during the tragedy at the Sultan Abdul [...]

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Ephemeral murals

Ephemeral murals

By JEREMY TAN Photos by GARY CHEN THE historic Suffolk House in Penang came to life with a kaleidoscope of colours and sounds as it played host to the Digital Art + Culture Festival (DA+C) 2011. Held in conjunction with the George Town Festival, it was a showcase of the finest local digital architecture, art [...]

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Bonding through dance

Bonding through dance

By ZALINAH NOORDIN Photos by GARY CHEN THE Esplanade field in Penang was transformed into a mini Japan when thousands of people thronged the place for the Bon Odori Festival. There was a myriad of colours at the field as many came clad in yukata and other traditional Japanese outfits to blend in with the [...]

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Vibrant showcase of culture

Vibrant showcase of culture

THE beautiful Sri Mahamariamman Temple on Queen Street in Penang proved a fitting backdrop for an enthralling street showcase of traditional Indian dances. Beginning 7pm, the sounds of clattering sticks and echoing drums grabbed the attention of the crowd who duly gathered around as dances like the Kolattam, Kavadiattam and Poikalattam were performed. Also of [...]

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Sharing Penang with the world

Sharing Penang with the world

By ANDREA FILMER THE George Town Festival is creating waves up north in Penang. Now in its second year, the month-long event in July celebrates the anniversary of the city making it to the Unesco World Heritage Site list. With a budget that’s triple that of 2010, this year’s organising committee is holding nothing back [...]

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