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Metro News 24 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Penang Chinese usher in Hokkien New Year with grand offerings

THE Jade Emperor is revered as the emperor and supreme deity of heaven, the Chinese pantheon of gods.

Metro News 24 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Legend behind Hokkien New Year emphasises unity and solidarity

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.

Nation 24 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Showers of blessing for grand do

GEORGE TOWN: For a while, rain threatened to disrupt the Jade Emperor’s birthday celebration of the Weld Quay Chew Jetty community here.

Metro News 23 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hokkiens prepare to celebrate Jade Emperor’s birthday with more pomp

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.

Nation 23 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hokkiens celebrate Jade Emperor’s birthday

GEORGE TOWN: Legend has it that Hokkiens held on to sugarcane stalks and prayed for their lives when facing extermination by the Mongols during China’s Song Dynasty between 960 and 1279.