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Community 05 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

Chinese and Hindus pray and celebrate festivals for nine days

TODAY is the start of two major festivals for the Chinese and Hindus in Malaysia, the Nine Emperor Gods and Navarathiri respectively.

Community 05 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

Gearing up for the festival

MAKESHIFT stalls decorated with yellow flags, banners and buntings, and selling a variety of vegetarian food have sprouted at various places in the state for the Nine Emperor Gods Festival, which starts today.

Community 22 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM

Culture with a splash of sun, sea and sand are all part and parcel of the south of Thailand

LOOKING at the thriving tourism industry in Krabi, one would be surprised to find out that half a century ago, it was just a small town nestled in the deep jungle.

Community 26 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Busy transportation hub

BAGAN is the unofficial Malay name of Butterworth in Penang. It means ‘jetty’.

Community 18 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM

Government approves allocation for temple

KUANTAN: The Government has approved an allocation of RM300,000 for the restoration and beautification of Tow Moo Keong temple in Jalan Haji Junid here.

Community 04 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM

New home to hold fest

AFTER more than a century, the deities of the Tow Moo Keong wooden temple in Noordin Street, Penang, will celebrate this year’s Nine Emperor Gods Festival in a new RM2.5mil brick and mortar ‘home’.

Community 02 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Nine days of prayer

THE Nine Emperor Gods Festival saw thousands of people congregating daily at the Tow Moo Keong temple in Jalan Haji Junid here in Kuantan for nine days to join a host of activities.

Community 26 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Big celebration in Little India

THE nine-day Navarathri Festival came to a spectacular end with hundreds of Hindu devotees and visitors thronging the Arulmigu Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Queen Street, Penang, to witness a grand chariot procession.

Community 25 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Act of cleansing

AS dark clouds loomed over the Tow Boo Keong Temple in Ipoh, the drizzle caused the hot bed of coal to sizzle while releasing streams of smoke.

Community 24 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

The nine brother deities given an imperial send-off at end of festival

GEORGE TOWN: The Kew Ong Yeah (Nine Emperor Gods) were accorded a grand send-off as thousands of devotees converged at various temples here for their respective processions to the seafronts where they bid farewell to the deities.