Located at the coastal area of Tanjung Tokong, this Tua Pek Kong Temple is famous for its flame watching ritual (an event known as “Chneah Hoay” event) on the 14th night of Chinese New Year, which is also the eve of Tua Pek Kong’s Birthday. This event held annually, involves the observation of the flame of the temple’s ceremonial urn which will forecast the economic health of the year according to the local belief. This temple is also the origin of the name Tanjung Tokong and is believed to be the first temple built to worship the Tua Pek Kong, a Chinese Taoist deity in the country.
Recently, the temple area further underwent some renovations with a small outdoor park being built around and behind the temple.
A temple overlooking the clan jetty area at Weld Quay in George Town.
Chung Ling High School in Ayer Itam is a Chinese boys’ school and also one of the oldest and most well known Chinese schools in Penang. Founded by the local supporters of Dr Sun Yat Sen in the early 1900s, the school was originally established in George Town, before moving to several locations until it was finally relocated to its current location in 1923.
The compound of the old but historically rich Cheong Fatt Tze mansion (aka Blue Mansion) at Leith Street, George Town.
Old shops selling traditional Chinese prayer items such as joss sticks and joss papers at Stewart Lane, George Town. These shops are located conveniently beside the Kuan Yin Teng Temple.
During Chinese New Year, the Kek Lok Si temple complex in Penang will be brightened with lanterns and decorative lighting for almost a month, making it a dazzling spectacle at night.
Various Chinese New Year decorations in Penang’s malls. Today marks the Chinese lunar new year and also this year is the year of the rooster.