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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 »

main altar

...continued from Tow Boo Kong (Taoist Temple) Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth, Seberang Perai (Exterior) With the majestic exterior of Tow Boo Kong in Jalan Raja Uda, you can expect nothing less inside. The altars are very elaborate with separate prayer halls for different deities but because I am a banana, I have trouble identifying the deities. When ... continue reading »

Dou Mu Niang Niang

I have read much about this Taoist temple located along Jalan Raja Uda in Butterworth, Seberang Perai in the papers these past few months and had wanted to make a trip north during the Nine Emperor Gods festival in October, but the trip didn't materialise and I went to cover the events at Tow Boh ... continue reading »

preparing the fire pit

Yes, I made a second trip to Tow Boh Keong Chinese temple in Ipoh last evening, on the ninth day of the ninth moon on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, to witness the fire walking ceremony. Prior to last evening's event, I have only witnessed it once years ago also at Tow Boh Keong temple ... continue reading »

Tow Boh Keong, Ipoh, Perak

Although the Nine Emperor Gods (Chinese: Jiu Wang Ye. Hokkien: Kau Ong Yah) Festival started on Friday last week (first day of the ninth moon of the Chinese Lunar Calendar), I only managed to go to the temple this morning, the 4th day, to pray. If you are familiar with Taoism, this annual festival lasts ... continue reading »

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