Nine Emperor Gods Festival celebration scaled down

Low-key celebration: Workers setting up tents for the food stalls at Madras Lane for the Nine Emperor Gods Festival. — CHAN BOON KAI/The Star

GEORGE TOWN: For the first time in almost 30 years, vegetarian food traders will not be setting up stalls in Lintang Macallum 2 during the annual Nine Emperor Gods Festival.

The traders were worried that the strict standard operating procedure (SOP) might be hard to follow and felt that it was safer to take a break this year.

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