Penang – Visit to the Snake Temple (2)

This is 2nd part of my visit to the Snake Temple.

Worshipers jostling around to put their josticks ….

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The offerings … and look at the size of the roasted pig. This was just one of the roasted pigs. If I am not mistaken, I think I saw another few more roasted pigs there.

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More worshipers..

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Look at the various sizes of the josticks…

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and also colourful ones too.

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This portion of the temple is where the snakes are kept or sleeping. They also created hand made giant snake to mark this year of the snake.

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More shots of the temple.

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Penang – Visit to the Snake Temple (1)

Yesterday I dropped by another famous spot in Penang; the Snake temple in Bayan Lepas. There were prayers and activities happening there, and lots of worshippers and tourists seen visiting the temple.

I managed to capture some interesting pictures. Hope you enjoy them.

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The entrance of the temple. A matter of fact the temple is smack in middle of an industrial area or more like the area was developed around the temple.

A short write up about the temple but it is in Malay language.

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Chinese New Year decorations can be seen around the temple.

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Trishaw….

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Another shot of the entrance from another angle.

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‘God of Prosperity’ among the crowd

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The temple entrance where the worshippers are praying.

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To be continued.

Penang – Celebration of Thaipusam (3)

The is the 3rd part.If you have not followed on my 1st 2 parts of the blog, here are the links; Penang – Celebration of Thaipusam (1) and Penang – Celebration of Thaipusam (2)

More pictures from the celebration of Thaipusam in Penang

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Coconuts piled up on the road.

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Devotees waiting for the chariots…

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Coconut with burned joystick as offerings……

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Chariots arriving soon…. devotees praying and getting ready

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Me and my shadow…. also waiting for patiently.

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Devotees smashing the coconuts on the road before the arrival of the chariot of Lord Murugan

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Follow me on the last part of the Thaipusam celebration on my next blog to catch glimpse of the chariot of Lord Murugan.

The sign is clear…. Chinese New Year is near (part 6)

More pictures of the Chinese New Year celebration fever which is around the corner. This is already part 6. Woa!! So much happening that can be seen.

Pomelo… a crisp citrus fruit native to South and Southeast Asia. During Chinese New Year, the Chinese uses this as offering during the prayers.

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More colourful decorations

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This is the Chinese New Year Bamboo Lucky plant

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More Chinese New Year cookies to choose from….

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Boxes and boxes of mandarin oranges.

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This mall has organized a Lantern making competition using only the red packets ‘ang pow’ for the customers to participate.

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Chinese Prosperity Money God made of balloons!!

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Hong Kong – Visit to Wong Tai Sin Temple (1)

When I was in Hong Kong, one of the temples that I had to visit was the Taoist Wong Tai Sin Temple ( the Great Immortal Wong Temple). It is one of the well known shrine and also famous tourist attraction. It is s famed for the many prayers answered from their worshipers.

Getting there is easy . Just hop off at MTR Wong Tai Sin Station and it is just 2 minute walk and you are there at the entrance.

The temple has beautiful architecture; traditional Chinese temple style with grand red pillars, a magnificent golden roof adorned with blue friezes, yellow latticework, and multi-colored carvings. In the temple grounds there is the Daxiong-baodian, the Three-Saint Hall and the Good Wish Garden. This is just to name a few. It is worth the visit and as usual… I manage to captures some nice shots inside the temple ground.

Anyway… enjoy the pictures.

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High rise building seen close by the temple…. mmm correction; more like their neighbors.

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…catch me on the 2nd Part on the visit of the temple.

Ceremonial prayers from a 4s lens …

Today I followed my family to a ceremonial prayers where people go there to request for help or advise. They also give offering. Some of you may have seen while some may not.

Here are some pictures to share.

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Can you guess the animal candy shape?

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On the other side…. there is a Chinese opera show performance. Will share this in the next blog. Stay tune!