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Receiving The Nine Emperor Gods

Sep 24, 2014 Author: Emily | Filed under: Events, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150
Nine Emperor Gods Festival

It's the first day of the ninth Chinese lunar month today, which means it is once again, time to celebrate the Nine Emperor Gods Festival. Devotees of Nine Emperor Gods from Tow Boh Keong, a main Nine Emperor Gods temple in Ipoh, all dressed in white, converged at the temple late at night on the eve ... continue reading »

NSS charity foundation

While it took dying children in third world countries to open up the eyes and hearts of Bill and Melinda Gates to the sufferings of children from diseases that have supposedly been eradicated, which led to them setting up the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, it took the devastating earthquake in Sichuan, China in 2008, ... continue reading »

Lotus Shoes For Lotus Feet

Jun 22, 2013 Author: Emily | Filed under: Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Shopping, Travel
lotus shoes

Opposite from Lim Tian Seng's Peranakan Beaded Shoe Shop in Temple Street (Jalan Tokong) is Raymond of Wah Aik Shoemaker, who also makes beaded shoes. However, the highlight here is actually his Lotus Shoes, which are really small shoes custom made for ladies of the old days with bound feet, also known as Lotus Feet. Obviously, ... continue reading »

Peranakan Beaded Shoes

Jun 21, 2013 Author: Emily | Filed under: Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Shopping, Travel
beaded shoes

One of the dying trades of Malacca is the Peranakan beaded shoes. This is because sewing of the beads is a skill that not many have mastered. It is time consuming and even a simple design may require at least three days, eight hours of sewing a day. One of the top makers of Peranakan shoes ... continue reading »

Majlis Makan Malam Satu Malaysia

Attended the 1 Malaysia Dinner at Tow Boh Keong Hall in Ipoh recently. I understand that 1 Malaysia dinners are not uncommon, though this one was the largest, with a total guest count of 3600! It was organised by Kelab Penyokong Barisan Nasional Kinta (Kinta BN Supporters' Club). Never heard of this NGO before. I ... continue reading »

Nine Emperor Gods festival

Today, I would like to share with you some shots from my recent visit to Tow Boh Keong in Ipoh, Perak, to pay homage to the Nine Emperor Gods. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take more shots; I had to leave because I was almost "crying" already from smoke from the joss-sticks. LOL As you can ... continue reading »

Nine Emperor Gods Tow Boh Keong Ipoh

I went to catch a Chinese opera performance at Tow Boh Keong (Taoist temple) in Ipoh last evening. There is a Chinese opera show every evening for the entire nine days of the Nine Emperor Gods festival and yesterday was already Day 7. It was a challenge to take photos with my compact digital camera. ... continue reading »

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