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Festival of Hungry Ghost or Phor Thor Ceremony at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang   Leave a comment


Festival of Hungry Ghost or Phor Thor Ceremony at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Saturday 25th August, 2018

Festival of Hungry Ghost or Phor Thor Ceremony at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Saturday 25th August, 2018

Festival of Hungry Ghost or Phor Thor Ceremony at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Saturday 25th August, 2018 – My mother’s prayers

Festival of Hungry Ghost or Phor Thor Ceremony at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Saturday 25th August, 2018

Festival of Hungry Ghost or Phor Thor Ceremony at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Saturday 25th August, 2018

Festival of Hungry Ghost or Phor Thor Ceremony at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Saturday 25th August, 2018

First night of Cantonese Opera at Cintra Street’s Phor Thor Celebrations   Leave a comment


First night of Cantonese Opera at Cintra Street’s Phor Thor Celebrations fell on Wednesday, 13 August, 2014. The night was warm and humid but no rain.

SP Lim

Last day of the Teong Guan Chek or Phor Thor Festival 2011   Leave a comment


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Woke up early to prepare material to pray to my late wife at the Wat Chaiyamangalaram Thai Buddhist Temple. Today is the final day of the Teong Guan Chek or Phor Thor Festival for the departed. I bought her favourite chicken rice, her ketupat cakes and her unsweetenbed local coffee. Burnt some joss paper for her “expenditure” if she needed this. Sigh.

SP Lim

Scenes from the Teochew Chinese Opera from Hungry Ghost Festival 2011   Leave a comment


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These are the scenes from two Teochew-dialected Chinese Opera from the recent Phor Thor or Hungry Ghost Festival 2011 held in Goerge Town, Penang. Usual Chinese legends on the well-known warrior/s or stories revolving the Chinese Imperial Courts were depicted in these Operas played out to a few dedicated members of the audience. This street performances are of course free-of-charge as there are willing sponsors for such shows to appease the Tai Su Yah. Usual charges may range from RM2,500 to RM4,000 per night’s performance very much dependent on quality or premium status of the Troupes. Some Toupes has actuall re-invent themselves like a Thai-originated one has added “Face-Changing” Act and Magic show as a prelude to the main performance of the Wayang. Yes, in a changing world, nothing is permanent as espoused by the Buddha.

SP Lim

Lim Clan Jetty’s Phor Thor or Hungry Ghost Festival 2011   2 comments


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The atmosphere and lighting condition at the Phor Thor Celebrations ( aka Hungry Ghost Festival ) was very different from the usual “run-of-the-mill” celebrations in other part of George Town. The main altar and prayer hall of the Tai Su Yah or King of the Hades is rather reflective of the netherworld – dark and lighted by the use of ultra-violet lights. However, clever use of reflective paint on the paper idol, certain highlights were indeed prominently displayed. An interesting visual effect was seen as shown in the series of the photographs taken without tripod. Please do NOT blame me if there is “noise” or something “extra” in these unaltered and unedited photographs. If you need to complain, please do so to the Tai Su Yah at Lim Clan Jetty as the Diety is also worshipped at a Shrine next to this make-shift shelter.

SP Lim

The 2011 Phor Thor or Hungry Ghost Celebrations at Mount Erksine, Penang   1 comment


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This series of photographs was captured at the Mount Eskrine”s Phor Thor/Pudu/Teong Guan Chek/Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang. The shelters were erected on a small field opposite the Mt Eskrine Twa Peh Kong Temple. A Teochew Wayang or Chinese Opera was being perfromed for three nights at this site.

SP Lim

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