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Birthday of Supreme August Jade Emperor

The birthday of the Supreme August Jade Emperor, which falls on the 9th day of the first lunar month, is always celebrated grandly by the Hokkien and Teochew communities worldwide. According to an ancient Chinese folklore, the Hokkiens hid themselves in sugarcane plantations when their lives were threatened by demonic forces or another ethnic group. There ... continue reading »

Jade Emperor Festival

One of The Supreme August Jade Emperor (God of Heaven) festivals is celebrated on the 6th day of the 11th month on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, which this year falls on Dec 8. The other is on the ninth day of the first month of the lunar calendar. The photos shared in today's post were taken ... continue reading »

Loong Thon Ngam Temple

Dec 2, 2013 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150
Loong Thon Ngam Temple

This Loong Thon Ngam Taoist temple, locally pronounced as Loong Thow Ngam, is one of the many limestone cave temples in and around Ipoh. Sitting on Gunung Lang, off Jalan Kuala Kangsar, it is believed to be the oldest temple in Perak, founded in 1854, with the original statue for the deity brought in from Guangdong, ... continue reading »

Tung Wah Tong Tua Pek Kong

The new prayer hall of Tua Pek Kong (Deity of Prosperity) at the Tung Wah Tong Temple near Tambun was officiated on Sunday morning in accordance with Chinese Taoist customs and traditions. Amidst the revelry of double lion dance and lighting of firecrackers, the Deity of Prosperity (Tai Pak Kung in Cantonese) was feted with trays ... continue reading »

Tung Wah Tong Temple

Nov 19, 2013 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150
Tung Wah Tong

Perched on the side of Gunung Layang-Layang near Tambun is Tung Wah Tong (Tung Wah Cave Temple). Devotees need to ascend a flight of stairs with 157 steps to reach the largest prayer chamber, where The Supreme August Jade Emperor (God of Heaven) sits at the top most level of the main altar. With a history ... continue reading »

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