Devotees pack jetty to observe Heavenly God’s birthday

Snap happy: Devotees and tourists capturing the daredevil display of the acrobatic lion dance performance at Chew Jetty during the Jade Emperor’s birthday celebration in Penang. — LIM BENG TATT/The Star

GEORGE TOWN: Devotees arrived in droves at the more than a century-old Chew Jetty in Weld Quay with offerings to celebrate the Jade Emperor’s birthday.

Also known as the New Year for the Hokkien community, devotees came as early as 7pm with among others, sugar cane, a must-have, along with rice wine, ang koo (bean paste cake), mee koo (red tortoise bun), huat kuih (prosperity cake), roasted meat and fruits.

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