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Community 16 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Slithery dance thrills the crowd

SOME 20,000 Penangites and tourists gasped in awe when a 15.5m-long ‘green serpent’ snaked its way through the crowd into the Snake Temple compound in Bayan Lepas for the inaugural Ban Ka Lan Snake Festival.

Nation 16 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Visitors get surprise visit from 15.5m green ‘snake’

GEORGE TOWN: Visitors gasped when a 15.5m “green serpent” snaked its way through the crowd into the Snake Temple compound in Bayan Lepas during the 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.

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 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.