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Community 17 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM

Chew Jetty folk celebrate Jade Emperor’s birthday with fervour

CHEW Jetty folk ushered in their 109th Jade Emperor’s birthday celebration with pomp and grandeur joined by thousands of devotees at Weld Quay in George Town.

Community 16 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM

Thousands pay homage to Jade Emperor

GEORGE TOWN: A drizzle failed to deter devotees who made a beeline for the Jade Emperor’s birthday celebration at the century-old Chew Jetty in Weld Quay here.

Community 15 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM

Hokkiens pay homage to deity for saving ancestors

CELEBRATING the Thnee Kong Seh, or Jade Emperor God’s birthday, is not complete without sugar canes, a fact all too familiar for Penang’s Hokkien community.

Nation 15 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM

Teng raises doubt over planning permit reason

GEORGE TOWN: It would have been impossible for the historical buildings at Runnymede to be legally demolished using permits that were first approved 17 years ago under the previous government, said Penang Barisan chairman Teng Chang Yeow.

Community 15 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM

Chew clan prepares to greet Hokkien New Year with joy

CHEW Jetty folk in Weld Quay, Penang, are all revved up for their grand Hokkien New Year celebration tonight.

Community 06 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM

Painting the town red

SEVERAL streets in the George Town heritage enclave have been beautifully lit up to bring the Lunar New Year mood to the public.

Community 01 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM

Thrilling lineup of festivities

PENANG is the ideal place to spend quality time with family members this February.

Analysis 10 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

Politics and the Jade Emperor

The Jade Emperor’s birthday on the ninth day of the Chinese New Year is always marked in grand style by the unique Chew Jetty community in Penang but the celebration this year is in danger of being overshadowed by petty politics.

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.