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Nation 17 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Boat procession marks birthday of Sea Goddess Mazu

Spirited drum beats, cymbals and firecrackers filled the air as about 60 fishing boats accompanied a leading vessel bearing a statue of the Sea Goddess Mazu to commemorate her 1,044th birthday on Sunday.

Community 07 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Why surnames dominate

B>P/B>IONEER Chinese immigrants who shared common historical, geographical and lineage origins created the Weld Quay waterfront settlement in Penang more than a century ago.

Community 07 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Lure of Penang’s homes on stilts

THOSE taking the ferry from Butterworth to Pe-nang island will not miss the clusters of jetties along the foreshore of the island.

Community 06 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Hokkiens honour Jade Emperor

B>I/B>t was nearing midnight yet a huge crowd still gathered outside the Chew Jetty in Weld Quay, Penang, last night.

Community 08 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Hokkiens observe deity’s birthday

B>W/B>ITH the aroma of incense creating a spiritual atmosphere, the 101-year-old Thnee Kong Thnua or Jade Emperor Pavilion in Air Itam, Penang, was packed with ardent devotees to celebrate the Emperor's birthday.

Community 13 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Fire hydrants for jetty folk

B>R/B>ESIDENTS at the six clan jetties in Weld Quay, Penang, can now heave a sigh of relief that fire hydrants have finally been installed near their wooden homes.

Community 17 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Dead fish washed up at Weld Quay

PENANG:B/B>Thousands of dead fishes, prawns and crabs were seen floating in the sea near Lim Jetty and Chew Jetty at Weld Quay here yesterday.

Community 25 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Hokkiens get ready to pray to Jade Emperor

B>L/B>ONG leafy sugarcane stalks were snapped up like hot cakes in wet markets on Penang island as the Hokkien community prepares to celebrate the Thnee Kong Seh (Jade Emperor's birthday) at midnight today.

Nation 26 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Floods dampen CNY boom

Floods in Johor may have contributed to the 'unusually quiet' Chinese New Year in Penang as fewer people have been letting off firecrackers on the island.

Community 26 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Hokkiens pay homage to deity

b>T/b>HE birthday of the Jade Emperor, or Thnee Kong in Hokkien, was celebrated in typical grand fashion at the Chew Jetty in Weld Quay, Penang, where it attracted a huge crowd of devotees and onlookers last night.