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TEH Geok Bee’s kitchen was filled with laughter as family members gathered to make dumplings or bak chang over the weekend.
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.
Chin Swee Temple holds grand celebration for Chin Swee Deity and Prayers to the Jade Emperor of Heaven
THE celebration of Chin Swee Deity’s birthday was a grand one that brought over a thousand devotees to the Chin Swee Temple to partake in its rituals. Located mid-hill, this picturesque temple is approximately 4,600ft above sea level and is a 10 minute drive from the peak of the mountain.
GEORGE TOWN: Thousands of Hokkien Taoists paid homage to the Jade Emperor at Chew Jetty here during what is considered the Hokkien New Year.
THE Jade Emperor is revered as the emperor and supreme deity of heaven, the Chinese pantheon of gods.
TODAY’s celebration of Jade Emperor’s birthday, which falls on the ninth day of the first month in the lunar calendar, is especially significant to Hokkiens because legend tells of a miracle that saved an entire village from persecution.
LEGEND has it that once upon a time, a group of Hokkiens in China risked being hunted and killled by the Mongols during the Song Dynasty between 960 and 1279.