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Nation 18 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Unique way to fulfil vows

A group of devotees enthralled the crowd who gathered here for the Nine Emperor Gods festival when they joined a procession with their cheeks pierced with a ladder, a 'money tree,' a pitchfork, a hoe and even a ceiling fan.

Letters 17 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Phuket goes vegetarian too

By FOO YEE PING

Nation 15 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Spiritual time in Malaysia

There is an air of spirituality over multi-racial and multi-religious Malaysia. Today, Muslims welcome their holy month - Ramadan - by starting a period of fasting and abstinence. Yesterday, Hindus and Taoist Chinese started celebrating I>Navarathri /I>(nine nights) and the Nine Emperor Gods Festival respectively which fall at the same time every year according to the lunar calendar. Meanwhile, the Catholics are well into observing the Rosary month that falls every October.

Lifestyle 09 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Cultural crossover, an amalgam of the old and the new

Penang today is very much an amalgam of the old and the new - a bustling port, a heritage city and an industrial base. Its charm also lies in its diversity and the influences of its many cultures.

Nation 05 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

North flood havoc

Incessant rain and strong winds which lashed Penang, Kedah and northern Perak in the past three days have caused widespread havoc on the island and the mainland, with one young life lost in the floodwaters.

Lifestyle 29 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Colourful stories

HO Thean Fook#8217;s book on the legends and #8220;true stories#8221; of the historical mining town of Papan in Perak is expected to be on sale at bookstores by September.