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Metro News 09 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Cheong Fatt Tze Road to be lit daily for Nine Emperor Gods Festival till Oct 28

YELLOW lanterns hung along Cheong Fatt Tze Road (formerly known as Hong Kong Street) in Penang has been giving the stretch a luminous glow every evening.

Community 31 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

Nine days of joy expected at temple celebration in October

EACH year, a festive mood prevails in Hong Kong Street, Penang, as thousands of devotees visit the Tow Boh Keong Temple to celebrate the Kew Ong Yeah (Nine Emperor Gods) Festival.

Community 29 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

Nine days of joy expected for temple celebration

EACH year, a festive mood prevails in Hong Kong Street, Penang, as thousands of devotees visit the Tow Boh Keong Temple there to celebrate the Kew Ong Yeah (Nine Emperor Gods) Festival.

Community 14 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Songbird of Sing! China fame wows local audience

SOME 750 guests at a temple dinner had a treat when Jeryl Lee Pei Ling, who became an overnight sensation when she made the finals of the ‘Sing! China’ competition, serenaded them with three songs.

Community 12 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Colourful folk festivities attract big crowd to farewell parade for deities

THOUSANDS of devotees braved the rain to send off the Kew Ong Yeah (Nine Emperor Gods) to mark the end of the nine-day festival.

Community 06 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Man and corn on the hob

Temple devotee Wong Chern Kang survives half hour in steamer filled with maize.

Nation 06 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Carpenter wok-s up a sweat in giant enclosed steamer to raise funds for temple

KULIM: It was a tense moment as Wong Chern Kang, who was dripping wet with sweat, sat cross-legged on a wooden board placed across an enclosed giant steamer for more than half an hour.

Nation 04 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Glittering procession for Nine Emperor Gods

GEORGE TOWN: It was a lively night as locals and tourists gathered to view the Kew Ong Yeah (Nine Emperor Gods) procession at the Tow Moo Keong Temple in Noordin Street.

Community 04 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Sailing the spiritual voyage

IT was a lively and vibrant night as locals and tourists gathered to get a glimpse of the Kew Ong Yeah (Nine Emperor Gods) procession at the Tow Moo Keong temple in Noordin Street in George Town.

AseanPlus News 02 Oct 2016 | 5:32 AM

Swords and skewers at Thailand’s gruesome vegetarian festival

PHUKET: Swords, axe handles, kebab skewers and even a model boat were among the bizarre array of objects pushed through devotees’ cheeks on Sunday as southern Thailand’s gruesome vegetarian festival got under way.