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GEORGE TOWN: For the first time in over 200 years, it was quiet at Hai Choo Soo Temple in Tanjong Tokong as the pandemic got the better of the annual Chneah Hoay (flame-watching) ceremony.
OFFERING a tray of eggs to the deity at Hock Hin Keong (Ban Ka Lan Snake Temple) in Bayan Lepas, Penang, Lily Au prayed for good health and safety for her family.
Covid-19 and the movement control order (MCO) which has been extended to Feb 18 have dampened the festive mood in the country.
Growing up in a Penang Hokkien household, our writer follows many traditions, rites and rituals during Chinese New Year.
PENANG was hectic and full of life over the last couple of weekends. It showed a truly diverse community that shared a kind of closeness enviable to many.
PENANG was hectic and full of life over the last two weekends.
GEORGE TOWN: Penang is expected to enjoy an optimistic and strong economy this year based on the annual Chneah Hoay (flame-watching) ceremony at Hai Choo Soo Temple in Tanjung Tokong.
GEORGE TOWN: Penang's economy will be considerably optimistic and strong for the whole of 2020, according to a forecast by the Tua Pek Kong deity.