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Nation 09 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

Chew jetty residents take on the ‘tokong’

SOME Penangites are an enterprising lot and are quick to cash in on any frenzy.

Nation 03 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

Chew Jetty residents against festive plans

GEORGE TOWN: Residents in Chew Jetty are crying foul over the state government’s plan to hold a Cultural and Heritage Festival on the eighth day of the Chinese New Year, which clashes with their annual Thni Kong Seh (Jade Emperor’s Birthday) celebration.

Nation 28 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Chew Jetty chairman: I’m not familiar with procedure to organise event

GEORGE TOWN: No political party was invited to the annual Jade Emperor’s birthday celebration held in Weld Quay here, said Chew Jetty chairman Chew Hock Ean.

Nation 27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Walk of faith for devotees of Jade Emperor

GEORGE TOWN: Some 1,000 devotees from the Chew jetty and surrounding temples went on a three-kilometre walk of faith, carrying the statue of the Jade Emperor and other deities for the very first time to mark the birthday of the deity.

Community 05 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

A window into Penang

THE first movie in the world to use the Penang Hokkien dialect, peppered with colloquial injections of English and Malay, is heading for the silver screen next year.

Community 02 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

Tamil movie shooting in several popular spots

KOLLYWOOD star Dhanush is now in Penang shooting for a Tamil movie.

Community 10 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Fanfare for Jade Emperor

WELD Quay in Penang took on a carnival-like atmosphere as the Hokkien community converged on the Chew Jetty there to pay their annual homage to the Thnee Kong (Jade Emperor).

Nation 07 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Hokkiens ready for Thnee Kong's birthday

GEORGE TOWN: Their names may sound odd to non-Hokkien speakers but they are hot in demand for the Jade Emperor’s (Thnee Kong) birthday.

Community 07 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Swirl of festive frenzy Devotees busy preparing for Jade Emperor’s birthday

SUGARCANE, ngor siew th’ng (pink pagoda-shaped candy), bit chien (skewered sweets), bee koe (sweet glutinous rice), pineapple-shaped thni kong kim (gold for the God of Heaven) and thni kong poh (offerings folded in gold-coloured paper) are being snapped up for the Thni Kong Seh (Jade Emperor’s birthday).

Nation 31 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM

Joy and merriment as Horse gallops in

GEORGE TOWN: Residents in the Chew Jetty are in the Chinese New Year mood and ready to gallop into the Year of the Horse.