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Community 11 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Nine-day reign of the Nine Emperor Gods

SIX mediums went into a trance before performing feats like sitting on sedan chairs lined with razor-sharp swords and having their cheeks pierced with skewers.

Community 08 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Centenarian observes festival with 'sacrifice'

FOR the past 50 years, centenarian Pang Ah Si gives up the comfort of her home for a wooden bed at the Tow Boo Keong Temple in Ipoh to observe the Nine Emperor Gods festival.

Nation 08 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Traditional ‘mi ku’ now comes in various shapes

Traditional I>mi ku/I(red buns) for prayers and celebrations are no longer only shaped like a tortoise.

Nation 08 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

’Tis a special time for Chinese, Hindus and Muslims

This is a special time for Chinese, Hindus and Muslims as they spend days in prayer, fasting and reflection.

Nation 06 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Tortoise buns the flavour of the month

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival will not be complete without the I>hung kwai pau/Ior red tortoise buns, which have been part of this Taoist celebration for centuries.

Community 05 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

RM2m pirated discs seized

B>PENANG: /B>About RM2mil worth of pirated DVDs, VCDs and CDs has been confiscated in the state in the past two weeks.

Community 04 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Festive food stalls set up

B>PENANG: /B>Devotees flock to many makeshift vegetarian stalls lining the streets near temples here as they observe the Nine Emperor Gods Festival or Kew Ong Yeah that started yesterday.

Nation 04 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Nine-day Nine Emperor Gods Festival begins

Devotees flocked to temples and makeshift vegetarian stalls lining the streets as the Nine Emperor Gods or 'Kew Ong Yeah' Festival began on Monday.

Nation 18 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Procession of lanterns too exciting to resist for Sikh boy

With a paper lantern in his hand, eight-year-old Dalwinder Jit Singh was a picture of excitement at the mid-autumn procession at the Tanah Hitam new village near here.

Letters 29 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Penang’s future may be in its past

As authorities struggle to bring back the charm that made Penang famous as the 'Pearl of the Orient', NG SU-ANN and PRISCILLA DIELENBERG talk to people in the tourism industry in this second part of the story on the island's decline as a tourism draw.