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The Birthday of The Jade Emperor at Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang.   Leave a comment


The Birthday of The Jade Emperor at Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang.

This was the Ceremony held at the Chew Jetty – Clan Jetty of the Hokkiens with the Surname of Chew, for the Birthday Celebrations of the Jade Emperor. It was located at the front main road of the Jetty along Weld Quay, George Town, Penang from 7.00 pm onwards on the night of 23rd February, 2018. Prayers were held at midnight to coincide with the Jade Emperor’s Birthday. This long array of offerings was offered by residents, relatives and friends who stayed at Chew Jetty or those who worked around this area including my late father.

SP Lim

 

The Birthday of The Jade Emperor at Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang.

The Birthday of The Jade Emperor at Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang.

 

The Jade Emperor (Chinese玉皇pinyinYù Huáng or 玉帝Yù Dì) in Chinese culturetraditional religions and myth is one of the representations of the first god (太帝 tài dì). In Taoist theology he is Yuanshi Tianzun, one of the Three Pure Ones, the three primordial emanations of the Tao. He is also the Cao Đài (“Highest Power”) of Caodaism known as Ngọc Hoàng Thượng đế. In Buddhist cosmology he is identified with ŚakraIn Korean mythology he is known as Hwanin.

The Jade Emperor is known by many names, including Heavenly Grandfather (天公Tiān Gōng), which originally meant “Heavenly Duke”, which is used by commoners; the Jade Lord; the Highest Emperor; Great Emperor of Jade (玉皇上帝Yu Huang Shangdi or 玉皇大帝Yu Huang Dadi).

 

 

The Birthday of The Jade Emperor at Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang.

The Birthday of The Jade Emperor at Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang.

The Birthday of The Jade Emperor at Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang.

The Birthday of The Jade Emperor at Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang.

Chew Jetty at the last Sunrise of 2013   Leave a comment


I made a bee-line for the Chew Jetty at Weld Quay, Penang to shoot the last Sunrise of 2013 as today was the 31, December 2013. However, this was not to be a significant sunrise as the sun was shy to appear owing to thick hazy and cloudy condition. Though somewhat disappointed with the weather condition, I did shoot a series of photographs using my Canon EOS 70D and Canon EOS 5D Mark III using different lens and settings. Though I brought two tripods, I forgot my Manfrotto clamp so ended using a shaky tripod for some HDR photography as the wooden board-way of Chew Jetty was shaking a bit as the incoming waves were pounding the wooden stilts softly amd gently. Hope you like these photographs as the yacht in the distance was leaking and leaning sideways due to sinking slowly into the sea.

SP Lim

Having been used to full-framed DSLR, photos taken by non-fullframed DSLRs seemed noisy … cannot be pampered at all in life.

Sunrise over Chew Jetty   Leave a comment


This is a series of photographs which i shot at Chew Jetty, Weld Quay while on the EOS Photo Challenge. Hope you like these photos.

SP Lim

September Sunrise   Leave a comment


Getting ready for the sun to appear at the Chew Jetty, Weld Quay. Tripod was set up and ready, filter fixed, focus already, timer set, and waiting for the sun to appear, please ….

SP Lim

Hean Boo Thean ~ the Kuan Yin Floating Temple’s Sea Procession – Part 6 Final   Leave a comment


Hean Boo Thean ~ the Kuan Yin Floating Temple’s Sea Procession took place on 17, February, 2013. This is the sixth instalment of the Sea Procession. We had the opportunity with the Press and other photographers to capture this rare type of Procession – a Procession by using boats or sampans. We are indeed grateful to the Management Committee of the Hean Boo Thean for inviting us to the special arrangement of boats to ferry us to shoot these photographs.
The ceremony, I believed, was to transport the Thnee Kong or Jade Emperor image to the Chew Jetty for “Pai Thnee Kong” or Praying to the Jade Emperor Ceremony that takes place on the 8th night of the Chinese New Year.
The Dragon Boat to transport the Diety, came from Chew Jetty first and the crew rowed across the water towards the Floating Kuanyin Temple known as Hean Boo Thean, The spectacular towering structure in the background is the Penang’s highest 55-storeyed skyscraper. After the various Taoist Dieties were transferred to two boats, a procession was started by moving off to a Temple near Jelutong with Lion and Dragon Dances. Fire-crackers were let off with the resulting smoky sulphur dioxide smell. Well, it was an interesting experience and a few boats experienced some engine problems. Hopefully, they resolved these teething problems in future. After the Sea Procession to the Temple at Jelutong, we headed back towards Chew Jetty. The various Taoist Dieties were then slowly and carefully transferred to the wooden jetty’s board-walk. A small ceremony was held and the Thnee Kong image was then carried to the the main road where the “Pai Thnee Kong” ceremony was usually held. Thus ending the Sea Procession that I witnessed for the first time in my life. Thank you for the opportunity.

SP Lim

Hean Boo Thean ~ the Kuan Yin Floating Temple’s Sea Procession – Part 5   Leave a comment



Hean Boo Thean ~ the Kuan Yin Floating Temple’s Sea Procession took place on 17, February, 2013. This is the fifth part of the Sea Procession. We had the opportunity with the Press and other photographers to capture this rare type of Procession – a Procession by using boats or sampans. We are indeed grateful to the Management Committee of the Hean Boo Thean for inviting us to the special arrangement of boats to ferry us to shoot these photographs.
The ceremony, I believed, was to transport the Thnee Kong or Jade Emperor image to the Chew Jetty for “Pai Thnee Kong” or Praying to the Jade Emperor Ceremony that takes place on the 8th night of the Chinese New Year.
The Dragon Boat to transport the Diety, came from Chew Jetty first and the crew rowed across the water towards the Floating Kuanyin Temple known as Hean Boo Thean, The spectacular towering structure in the background is the Penang’s highest 55-storeyed skyscraper. After the various Taoist Dieties were transferred to two boats, a procession was started by moving off to a Temple near Jelutong with Lion and Dragon Dances. Fire-crackers were let off with the resulting smoky sulphur dioxide smell. Well, it was an interesting experience and a few boats experienced some engine problems. Hopefully, they, including the boat operators, shall resolved these teething problems in future. After the Sea Procession headed southwards to the Temple at Jelutong, we headed back towards Chew Jetty. The various Taoist Dieties were then slowly and carefully transferred to the wooden jetty’s board-walk. A small ceremony was held and the Thnee Kong image was then carried to the main road where the “Pai Thnee Kong” ceremony was usually held. Thus ending the Sea Procession that I witnessed for the first time in my life. Thank you for the opportunity.

SP Lim
Note: Nearly fell into the sea when disembarking the rocking boat but with the Kuan Yin’s and Thnee Kong’s Blessings, this was not to be.

Hean Boo Thean ~ the Kuan Yin Floating Temple’s Sea Procession – Part 4   Leave a comment


Hean Boo Thean ~ the Kuan Yin Floating Temple’s Sea Procession took place on 17, February, 2013. This is the fourth part of the Sea Procession. We had the opportunity with the Press and other photographers to capture this rare type of Procession – a Procession by using boats or sampans. We are indeed grateful to the Management Committee of the Hean Boo Thean for inviting us to the special arrangement of boats to ferry us to shoot these photographs.
The ceremony, I believed, was to transport the Thnee Kong or Jade Emperor image to the Chew Jetty for “Pai Thnee Kong” or Praying to the Jade Emperor Ceremony that takes place on the 8th night of the Chinese New Year.
The Dragon Boat to transport the Diety, came from Chew Jetty first and the crew rowed across the water towards the Floating Kuanyin Temple known as Hean Boo Thean, The spectacular towering structure in the background is the Penang’s highest 55-storeyed skyscraper. After the various Taoist Dieties were transferred to two boats, a procession was started by moving off to a Temple near Jelutong with Lion and Dragon Dances. Fire-crackers were let off with the resulting smoky sulphur dioxide smell. Well, it was an interesting experience and a few boats experienced some engine problems. Hopefully, they, including the boat operators, shall resolved these teething problems in future. After the Sea Procession headed southwards to the Temple at Jelutong, we headed back towards Chew Jetty. The various Taoist Dieties were then slowly and carefully transferred to the wooden jetty’s board-walk. A small ceremony was held and the Thnee Kong image was then carried to the main road where the “Pai Thnee Kong” ceremony was usually held. Thus ending the Sea Procession that I witnessed for the first time in my life. Thank you for the opportunity.

SP Lim
Note: Nearly fell into the sea when disembarking the rocking boat but with the Kuan Yin’s and Thnee Kong’s Blessings, this was not to be.

Hean Boo Thean ~ the Kuan Yin Floating Temple’s Sea Procession – Part 3   Leave a comment


Hean Boo Thean ~ the Kuan Yin Floating Temple’s Sea Procession took place on 17, February, 2013. This is the third part of the Sea Procession.

Hean Boo Thean ~ the Kuan Yin Floating Temple’s Sea Procession took place on 17, February, 2013. This is the third part of the Sea Procession. We had the opportunity with the Press and other photographers to capture this rare type of Procession – a Procession by using boats or sampans. We are indeed grateful to the Management Committee of the Hean Boo Thean for inviting us to the special arrangement of boats to ferry us to shoot these photographs.
The ceremony, I believed, was to transport the Thnee Kong or Jade Emperor image to the Chew Jetty for “Pai Thnee Kong” or Praying to the Jade Emperor Ceremony that takes place on the 8th night of the Chinese New Year.
The Dragon Boat to transport the Diety, came from Chew Jetty first and the crew rowed across the water towards the Floating Kuanyin Temple known as Hean Boo Thean, The spectacular towering structure in the background is the Penang’s highest 55-storeyed skyscraper. After the various Taoist Dieties were transferred to two boats, a procession was started by moving off to a Temple near Jelutong with Lion and Dragon Dances. Fire-crackers were let off with the resulting smoky sulphur dioxide smell. Well, it was an interesting experience and a few boats experienced some engine problems. Hopefully, they, including the boat operators, shall resolved these teething problems in future. After the Sea Procession headed southwards to the Temple at Jelutong, we headed back towards Chew Jetty. The various Taoist Dieties were then slowly and carefully transferred to the wooden jetty’s board-walk. A small ceremony was held and the Thnee Kong image was then carried to the main road where the “Pai Thnee Kong” ceremony was usually held. Thus ending the Sea Procession that I witnessed for the first time in my life. Thank you for the opportunity.

SP Lim
Note: Nearly fell into the sea when disembarking the rocking boat but with the Kuan Yin’s and Thnee Kong’s Blessings, this was not to be.

Hean Boo Thean ~ the Kuan Yin Floating Temple’s Sea Procession – Part 2   Leave a comment


Hean Boo Thean ~ the Kuan Yin Floating Temple’s Sea Procession took place on 17, February, 2013. This is the second part of the Sea Procession.

Hean Boo Thean – the Kuan Yin Floating Temple’s Sea Procession took place on 17, February, 2013. This is the second part of the Sea Procession. We had the opportunity with the Press and other photographers to capture this rare type of Procession – a Procession by using boats or sampans. We are indeed grateful to the Management Committee of the Hean Boo Thean for inviting us to the special arrangement of boats to ferry us to shoot these photographs.
The ceremony, I believed, was to transport the Thnee Kong or Jade Emperor image to the Chew Jetty for “Pai Thnee Kong” or Praying to the Jade Emperor Ceremony that takes place on the 8th night of the Chinese New Year.
The Dragon Boat to transport the Diety, came from Chew Jetty first and the crew rowed across the water towards the Floating Kuanyin Temple known as Hean Boo Thean, The spectacular towering structure in the background is the Penang’s highest 55-storeyed skyscraper. After the various Taoist Dieties were transferred to two boats, a procession was started by moving off to a Temple near Jelutong with Lion and Dragon Dances. Fire-crackers were let off with the resulting smoky sulphur dioxide smell. Well, it was an interesting experience and a few boats experienced some engine problems. Hopefully, they, including the boat operators, shall resolved these teething problems in future. After the Sea Procession headed southwards to the Temple at Jelutong, we headed back towards Chew Jetty. The various Taoist Dieties were then slowly and carefully transferred to the wooden jetty’s board-walk. A small ceremony was held and the Thnee Kong image was then carried to the main road where the “Pai Thnee Kong” ceremony was usually held. Thus ending the Sea Procession that I witnessed for the first time in my life. Thank you for the opportunity.

SP Lim
Note: Nearly fell into the sea when disembarking the rocking boat but with the Kuan Yin’s and Thnee Kong’s Blessings, this was not to be.

Feeling fishy about Chew Jetty   Leave a comment


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Well, it is NOT about feeling “fishy” about the things going at Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang but just got this crazy idea about shooting Chew Jetty in my fish-eyed lens 8 – 15 mm. Weird looking photos but hoping “somebody loves it ” as the song goes.

SP Lim

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