Jade Emperor God’s Temple in Penang
Feb18

Jade Emperor God’s Temple in Penang

Jade Emperor is the ruler of Heaven and all realm of existence of man and hell according to Taoism. He is the one of the most important gods of the Chinese Traditional Religion believe. Jade Emperor is also known by many different names such as “Yu Wang Da Di “(玉皇大帝)or better well know as Tian Gong (天公)in Hokkienese community in Malaysia. As usual, Jade Emperor’s Birthday will be celebrated widely throughout the...

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Chinese New Year Cake – Nian Gao
Feb17

Chinese New Year Cake – Nian Gao

Chinese New Year Cake or “Nian Gao” 年糕 is a must have new year necessity in Chinese New Year. It symbolise a raising of oneself taller in each coming year. It’s a sticky sweet snack made of  glutinous rice flour, sugar and some other ingredients. In those days, the process of making Nian Gao is bounded with taboo, whereby the person who make the cake must speak good words and think of good things all the time while...

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Traditional Make Up – “Wan Lian” (挽脸)
Feb17

Traditional Make Up – “Wan Lian” (挽脸)

This is something interesting found in one of the exhibition booth during Penang Chinese New Year Cultural & Heritage Celebration 2013 event. It is a conventional facial treatment technology used by village woman in China back in those days during our grandma time. The name of this treatment is called “Wan Lian” 挽脸, which carry the meaning of “recover the face” to make a girl looks more pretty. According to...

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Penang Chinese New Year Cultural & Heritage Celebration 2013
Feb17

Penang Chinese New Year Cultural & Heritage Celebration 2013

As usual, this is one of the annual Chinese New Year Cultural Event held on Penang. This year it was fall on 16 Feb 2013, the 7th day of Chinese New Year celebration. The event is patronised by Penang State Government and Penang Clan Council(檳州各姓氏宗祠聯委會), organised by Clan-Association Youth Penang(檳州各姓氏青年團聯委會) in conjunction with Chinese New Year. It was took place at UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in Georgetown, Penang. The...

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Penang Snake Temple CNY 2013 Celebration
Feb15

Penang Snake Temple CNY 2013 Celebration

As usual, Penang Snake Temple will celebrate the birthday of Chor Soo Kong(清水祖师)on the 6th of Chinese New Year. This is one of the most happening event for Chinese community in Penang. Snake Temple is located at Bayan Lepas, on the way towards Bayan Lepas International Airport and inside Bayan Lepas Industrial Park. This is one of the famous and oldest temple with present of life snake in the temple with its history since 1873. It was...

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