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Nation 14 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Temple gears up for inaugural snake festival

GEORGE TOWN: Thousands of visitors have been thronging the Snake Temple in Bayan Lepas here ahead of its inaugural Ban Ka Lan Snake Festival.

Community 14 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Giant snake draws crowd to inaugural festival at temple

THOUSANDS of visitors have been thronging the Snake Temple in Bayan Lepas, Penang, ahead of its inaugural Ban Ka Lan Snake Festival.

Community 09 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Snake temple bracing for huge turnout

GEORGE TOWN: Thousands of visitors are expected to throng the snake temple in Bayan Lepas on the sixth day of the first Chinese lunar month to mark the birthday of the resident deity ‘Chor Soo Kong’.

Nation 09 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Snake temple bracing for huge turnout

GEORGE TOWN: Thousands of visitors are expected to throng the snake temple in Bayan Lepas on the sixth day of the first Chinese lunar month to mark the birthday of the resident deity “Chor Soo Kong”.

Community 19 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM

Giant serpent the highlight of inaugural two-day Snake Festival

IT may still be three weeks before Chinese New Year but the advent of the Year of the Water Snake has been widely anticipated across the country.

Community 09 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Fiery ritual pulls in thousands

THE Hai Choo Soo (Sea Pearl) Temple in Tanjung Tokong, Penang, was brimming with thousands of people including those eager to be among the first to know Tua Pek Kong’s (God of Prosperity) predictions on Penang’s economy over three trimesters of the year.

Community 04 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Tribute to the Dragon

SINCE this is the Year of the Dragon, a six-metre long dragon figure will adorn the float to be used for the annual Tua Pek Kong procession during Chap Goh Meh in Penang.

Community 03 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Traffic jams expected during four-fest celebrations

SEVERAL major roads in Penang will be experiencing congestion due to the four religious festivals which are widely celebrated starting from Sunday.

Nation 17 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Oracle: Country’s economy at its best in first quarter

GEORGE TOWN: The country's economy will be at its best in the first four months of the lunar year, according to the oracle of the Tua Pek Kong.

Community 17 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Fanning flames of fortune

GEORGE TOWN: The country's economy will fare best in the first four months of the Lunar New Year, according to the oracle of the Tua Pek Kong.