Chingay in George Town, Penang   Leave a comment


Chingay in George Town, Penang

The Chingay Parade is an annual street parade held in Malaysia and Singapore in celebration with the birthdays of the Chinese deities or the procession of the Goddess of Mercy (Guanyin) as part of the Chinese New Year festivities. The term Chingay itself originated from the Chinese communities of Southeast Asia, which is a phonetic equivalent of both the Chinese words “真艺” (zhēnyì) which means “true art” in the Penang version, and “妆艺,” (zhuāngyì) which means “a decorated miniature stage” or float in the Singapore version. PAYM (People’s Association Youth Movement) has been an active contributor to chingay in Singapore. Today the parade is celebrated by the Chinese, Malay and Indian communities of both Malaysia and Singapore.

Chingay

Chingay

Chingay

Chingay

Chingay

Chingay

Chingay in Penang

A member of a Chingay troupe balancing a flag in the streets of George Town.

The Chingay Parade traces its origins to a float decorating competition held in Penang in 1905. This practice of float decoration spread to the rest of Malaya by the 1960s, and eventually became associated with the Chinese New Year.

The second Chingay procession was held in 1926 in celebration of the birthday of the God of Prosperity. The third Chingay procession was held in 1957 to celebrate the centenary of the City Council of George Town.

In the pursuit of ensuring the perpetual existence of Chingay, Chinese community in Malaysia worked hand in hand to call for the enthusiasts of various areas in forming the liaison committee of Penang Chingay in 1960s.

A Chingay parade is now held annually within the city of George Town every December. The yearly event, which has attracted locals and tourists alike, starts in the evening from Brick Kiln Road (now Gurdwara Road), snaking through the city streets before ending at the Esplanade.

Extracted from Wikipedia.

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Grand Dinner of 2017 ~ 2   Leave a comment


Grand Dinner of 2017 ~ 2

Grand Dinner of 2017 ~ 2

Grand Dinner of 2017 ~ 2

Grand Dinner of 2017 ~ 2

Grand Dinner of 2017 ~ 2

Grand Dinner of 2017 ~ 2

Grand Dinner of 2017 ~ 2

 

 

 

 

Grand Dinner of 2017 ~ 1   Leave a comment


Grand Dinner of 2017 ~ 1

Grand Dinner of 2017 ~ 1

Grand Dinner of 2017 ~ 1

 

Grand Dinner of 2017 ~ 1

 

Grand Dinner of 2017 ~ 1

 

Grand Dinner of 2017 ~ 1

 

Grand Dinner of 2017 ~ 1

Steamboat Dinner   Leave a comment


Steamboat Dinner

Steamboat Dinner

Steamboat Dinner

Steamboat Dinner

Steamboat Dinner

Steamboat Dinner

Steamboat Dinner

Posted January 17, 2018 by lspeng1951 in Canon, Food and drink, Just ranting and rattling, Photography

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Homewards Bound – Burmese Trip from Rangoon back to Kuala Lumpur   Leave a comment


Homewards Bound – Burmese Trip from Rangoon back to Kuala Lumpur

Homewards Bound – Burmese Trip from Rangoon back to Kuala Lumpur

Homewards Bound – Burmese Trip from Rangoon back to Kuala Lumpur

Homewards Bound – Burmese Trip from Rangoon back to Kuala Lumpur

Homewards Bound – Burmese Trip from Rangoon back to Kuala Lumpur

Homewards Bound – Burmese Trip from Rangoon back to Kuala Lumpur

Homewards Bound – Burmese Trip from Rangoon back to Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Penang CPD Talk cum Annual General Meeting 2018   Leave a comment


Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Penang CPD Talk cum Annual General Meeting 2018

The AGM and Talk was held on Sunday, 14 January, 2018 from 1.30 pm till 6.00 pm at Vistana Hotel, Penang with 3 CPD points awarded. CPD Topic was: Factor Affecting The Effectiveness and Accuracy of Glucose Monitoring.

SP Lim

Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Penang CPD Talk cum Annual General Meeting 2018
The AGM and Talk was held on Sunday, 14 January, 2018 from 1.30 pm till 6.00 pm at Vistana Hotel, Penang with 3 CPD points awarded. CPD Topic was: Factor Affecting The Effectiveness and Accuracy of Glucose Monitoring.

Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Penang CPD Talk cum Annual General Meeting 2018
The AGM and Talk was held on Sunday, 14 January, 2018 from 1.30 pm till 6.00 pm at Vistana Hotel, Penang with 3 CPD points awarded. CPD Topic was: Factor Affecting The Effectiveness and Accuracy of Glucose Monitoring.

Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Penang CPD Talk cum Annual General Meeting 2018
The AGM and Talk was held on Sunday, 14 January, 2018 from 1.30 pm till 6.00 pm at Vistana Hotel, Penang with 3 CPD points awarded. CPD Topic was: Factor Affecting The Effectiveness and Accuracy of Glucose Monitoring.

Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Penang CPD Talk cum Annual General Meeting 2018
The AGM and Talk was held on Sunday, 14 January, 2018 from 1.30 pm till 6.00 pm at Vistana Hotel, Penang with 3 CPD points awarded. CPD Topic was: Factor Affecting The Effectiveness and Accuracy of Glucose Monitoring.

Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Penang CPD Talk cum Annual General Meeting 2018
The AGM and Talk was held on Sunday, 14 January, 2018 from 1.30 pm till 6.00 pm at Vistana Hotel, Penang with 3 CPD points awarded. CPD Topic was: Factor Affecting The Effectiveness and Accuracy of Glucose Monitoring.

Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Penang CPD Talk cum Annual General Meeting 2018
The AGM and Talk was held on Sunday, 14 January, 2018 from 1.30 pm till 6.00 pm at Vistana Hotel, Penang with 3 CPD points awarded. CPD Topic was: Factor Affecting The Effectiveness and Accuracy of Glucose Monitoring.

Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Penang CPD Talk cum Annual General Meeting 2018
The AGM and Talk was held on Sunday, 14 January, 2018 from 1.30 pm till 6.00 pm at Vistana Hotel, Penang with 3 CPD points awarded. CPD Topic was: Factor Affecting The Effectiveness and Accuracy of Glucose Monitoring.

Flash-back ~ Thaipusam of 2017   1 comment


Flash-back ~ Thaipusam of 2017

This year of 2018  the Thaipusam Festival falls on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 which also coincides with an eclipse of the moon on that night –  a good or bad sign?

SP Lim

Flash-back ~ Thaipusam of 2017

Flash-back ~ Thaipusam of 2017

Flash-back ~ Thaipusam of 2017

Flash-back ~ Thaipusam of 2017

Flash-back ~ Thaipusam of 2017

Flash-back ~ Thaipusam of 2017

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