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As part of the Nine Emperor Gods celebration, a procession was held in Ipoh city centre, on the eighth day of the ninth Chinese lunar calendar. This year's permit was approved for Tow Boh Keong, which alternates annually with Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple in Pasir Pinji. Unlike past year's event, this was held in the ... continue reading »

Nine Emperor Gods Send-Off Ceremony

Oct 4, 2014 Author: Emily | Filed under: Events, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150
Nine Emperor Gods send-off ceremony

Similar to ten days ago when the Nine Emperor Gods, Goddess Dou Mu and the Legendary Third Prince were received from the Kinta River, the send off ceremony of the deities was a reversed procession, with disciples carrying the deities in sedan chairs from the Tow Boh Keong temple to the bank of Kinta River. If ... continue reading »

red tortoise buns Nine Emperor Gods

What initially began as a means to supplement the income to support the expenses of the temple and to celebrate the Nine Emperor Gods Festival has over the years, become much looked forward to by Taoist devotees from near and far. It is said that the red tortoise-shaped buns baked by the devotee-volunteers at Sam Wong ... continue reading »

Sam Wong Kong Temple

Sam Wong Kong in Batu Gajah, about 20km or 40 minutes' drive from Ipoh, is the only Nine Emperor Gods temple in the town. Surprisingly, many of the Taoist devotees here are from the south - Johor and Singapore. Of course, locals throng the temple as well for nine days to pay homage to the Nine ... continue reading »

Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple

As the only other temple in Ipoh that alternates with Tow Boh Keong to conduct the Nine Emperor Gods procession, Tong Tien Koon Temple in Pasir Pinji attracts a fair crowd of devotees during the Nine Emperor Gods Festival. Although most of the Taoist devotees are from communities around Pasir Pinji such as Pasir Putih, Pengkalan, ... continue reading »

vegetarian food

Devout Taoists the world over usually observe a strict vegetarian diet during the Nine Emperor Gods Festival. Although the festival is for nine days only, usually, those who go on vegetarian diet will do it on the eve of the festival as well. However, there are some who would abstain from eating meat, poultry, seafood and ... continue reading »

Nine Emperor Gods Procession

Unlike last year's Nine Emperor Gods procession, the starting point for this year's street procession was Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple in Pasir Pinji, by virtue of the police permit being approved for this temple and Tow Boh Keong in alternate years. Typically, this procession as part of the Nine Emperor Gods Taoist celebration, is held ... continue reading »

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