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Community 01 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Many hawkers operating 24 hours during Nine Emperor Gods fest

COOKS and hawkers are being kept busy as they whip up a variety of vegetarian dishes and snacks during the Nine Emperor Gods Festival starting today.

Nation 01 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Taoist, Hindu devotees get ready for fests

GEORGE TOWN: Makeshift vegetarian stalls bedecked with fluttering yellow bunting have sprouted all over Penang as Taoist and Hindu devotees simultaneously observe the Nine Emperor Gods Festival and Navarathiri Festival.

Community 20 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

Ample supply of water

JUST a little bit more, maybe less than 30cm to go, and the water at the Air Itam Dam on Penang island will go gushing down the spillway tower.

Nation 23 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM

Guarded replies from workers and farmers

GEORGE TOWN: Construction workers and farmers were guarded in their replies when asked about their activities on the slopes of Penang Hill in Paya Terubong.

Community 04 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM

Thousands of devotees gather at Tow Moo Keong temple to pray, make offerings and perform rituals

KUANTAN: Devotees came together to pray and make offerings to several deities during Jieu Hwang Yeh or the Nine Emperor Gods Festival.

Views 03 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM

Praying for more rainy days

WITH dry throats and constricted chests, a few pious Penangites ate their vegetarian meals uneasily in the middle of last month. It was nine vegan days of cleansing, a tradition repeated for generations. Something was missing though — the rain.

Lifestyle 24 Oct 2015 | 7:00 AM

1-week vegetarian: Meatless meals

Going seven days on a vegetarian diet requires adapting one’s taste buds and mustering enough determination to succeed.

Lifestyle 24 Oct 2015 | 7:00 AM

1-week vegetarian: Saying no to poultry

For one chicken-loving journalist, going full vegetarian for a week can be a daunting ordeal.

Community 24 Oct 2015 | 12:00 AM

A show of devotion despite the haze

THE city might have been blanketed by thick smog on Wednesday evening, but it did not dampen the spirits of devotees gathering at the Tow Boo Keong temple to celebrate the last day of the Nine Emperor Gods Festival.