Kuan Yin Temple, Penang after renewly renovated
Aug31

Kuan Yin Temple, Penang after renewly renovated

These photos were taken at Kuan Yin Temple at Georgetown, Penang after the renovation works completed and reopened to public again. A very significant after the renovation works, the temple’s management has decided not to allow prayer to bring in the smoky joss stick inside the temple to prevent the interior being polluted again.   The wall has been repainted and the wiring has been replaced with new wire. Newly painted...

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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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