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Hean Boo Thean Procession 2014   Leave a comment


Hean Boo Thean Procession 2014

When we left the house tonight (11th October, 2014), it was raining so heavily like last Friday. When we reached the road entrance to the 玄母殿(HEAN BOO THEAN) Temple, the rain slowly turned into a light drizzle when the Main Float came out while I put on my rain-coat. Got my other camera and placed under my rain-coat cap. I am off shooting the various floats along the main road, Weld Quay. A few minutes later, the rain stopped completely. What great blessings from Kuan Yin! After shooting a while, we are off to Paya Terubong in the heavy traffic as there is another event of the World Fellowship of Buddhists to record. More ever I am one of the Vice-Chairman of this organization.

Notice the “shy” Dragon with a plastic bag over its face.

SP Lim

Fireworks at Hean Boo Thean, the Floating Kuanyin Temple   Leave a comment


Fireworks at Hean Boo Thean, the Floating Kuanyin Temple on Chinese New Year’s eve.Fireworks at 玄母殿(HEAN BOO THEAN), another opportunity to shoot these fireworks shall be on Chap Goh Meh. Do not miss it! Currently, there is a Photo Competition from 28/01/2014 till 28/02/2014 with attractive cash prizes. Shoot and win!

SP Lim

More Fireworks from the Floating Temple ~ Part 2   1 comment


More Fireworks from the Floating Kuanyin Temple ~ Part 2, this is the continuation of the previous series. The duration of these fireworks was so long that we had recorded a huge variety of various types of fireworks with different colours and shapes. Needless to stress, tripods are essential photographic equipment in these snap shots. I use the timer of the DSLR to lessen the camera shake though the wooden jetty was slowly rocking due to the incoming tide.

SP Lim

Fireworks at Floating Temple on Chap Goh Meh – Part 1   Leave a comment


Fireworks at Floating Temple on Chap Goh Meh – Part 1 covered a part of the series of various types of fireworks that were let off by Hean Boo Thean, the Floating Kuanyin Temple at the Weld Quay Resettlement Area. We, Michael Chuan, Ban Seng and myself were shooting from Tan Jetty which was opposite the Temple. Using tripods and the sharpest aperture and at ISO 100 with 3 seconds to 5 seconds timing, the photos were the results after editing and cropping. Enjoy as we enjoyed shooting that night – the Chinese Valentine Night known as Chap Goh Meh.

SP Lim

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.

Updated pictorial guide to locate Hean Boo Thean the Floating Kuan Yin Temple of Penang   Leave a comment


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We had our good friend Evelyn from Kuala Lumpur visiting us for two days over the Christmas holidays. We had an opportunity of taking them to the Floating Kuanyin Temple thus giving me to reshoot the directions again. Hopefully this is better than the previous guide as these photos are in sequence.

SP Lim

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
By Buddha

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The Opening Ceremony of the Hean Boo Thean 玄母殿, the Floating Kuan Yin Temple of Weld Quay, Penang   1 comment


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The Opening Ceremony of the Hean Boo Thean 玄母殿, the Floating Kuan Yin Temple along Weld Quay, Penang took place today, Sunday 2/12/2012. It was declared open by YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, the Chief Minister of Penang.

SP Lim

The Blessing of Hean Boo Thean玄母殿 , the Kuan Yin Floating Temple of Penang   Leave a comment


The Blessing of Hean Boo Thean, the Kuan Yin Floating Temple

The Blessing of Hean Boo Thean 玄母殿, the Kuan Yin Floating Temple, Weld Quay Settlement Area, Penang by the Chief Abbot of Ang Hock See Temple Ven.Boon Keng (文建) this morning.

SP Lim

I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them. — Anne Rice

Fresh shots of the Floating Kuanyin Temple of Weld Quay, Penang   Leave a comment


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This is a newly built Kuanyin Temple at the Weld Quay Resettlement Area. Officially, the Temple has not been declared open. It is already been called the Floating Kuanyin Temple.

SP Lim

Be obscure clearly. — E.B. White

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