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At the Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival some years back   Leave a comment


At the Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival some years back

Started early at 5.30 am, we walked to the Ban Keow Temple about a km away. Tut tut is lesser in Phuket as compared to Hatyai. Armed with goggle and cotton-wool as earplugs we are ready to shoot … even with fire-crackers thrown over us.

Photo courtesy of Bertrand Linet Fotografia

SP Lim

Note: The Festival shall be held this month of October, 2017.

2017 Phuket Vegetarian Festival will begin at 9:00 AM on Friday, October 2 and ends on Saturday, October 28

All times are in Malaysia Time.

Ready to take photographs of the Final Night of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival.

 

At the Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival some years back. No guns control but only imitations were used.

Started early at 5.30 am, we walked to the Ban Keow Temple about a km away. Tut tut is lesser in Phuket as compared to Hatyai. Armed with goggle and cotton-wool as earplugs we are ready to shoot … even with fire-crackers thrown over us. Photo courtesy of Bertrand Linet Fotografia

Penang Kew Leong Yah Festival 2017

This year’s 9-day Festival of Kew Leong Yah in Penang will kick off on October  20th. 2017. There will be a Procession of over 80 Floats following a 8-Km route starting from 6.00 pm on October 22nd. 2017. On the final day of the Festival on October 28th. 2017, a Farewell Ceremony will be held at Weld Quay, Penang to send off the Deities into the sea.

SP Lim

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The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang   Leave a comment


The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang

The new show of the Thai Teochew Opera for the last year as they are not coming to Penang anymore due to our low RM and no enough payment after conversion. It was the show on Wednesday 4th October, 2017.  Sad, sigh as it is one of the FINAL Acts for season. Our local people cannot pay such  new sum asked by the Thai Troupe anymore due to  the poor present current economic situation in Penang.  I never ask the price like for a performance in a day or 2 performances a day of this Thai Teochew Troupe but I heard is around RM5,000 to RM6,000 per day usually limited to one performance. They are the better performers with lavish, updated and colourful intricate costumes.

I am hoping to docu-photograph the final performances of this better Thai Teochew Troupe in Penang for future historical records.

SP Lim

The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang

The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang

The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang

The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang

The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang

The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang

The Wayang Photographer as featured in the local Chinese Press.

The Wayang Photographer as featured in the local Chinese Press.

Twa Peh Kong’s Teochew Wayang starts   Leave a comment


Twa Peh Kong’s Teochew Wayang starts

Our part of the Malaysia was badly hit by heavy rainfall a week ago with many low-lying places flooded. My house was unaffected as it is on slightly higher level. However, rain continued to fall on and off – sometimes heavy rains causing a lot of tension and anxiety.

So, last night of Friday, 22 September, 2017 I wrote on Facebook … ” Rain stopped for some time, so maybe go photo-shooting tonight … ” of which I did but quite late at 9.30 pm breaking the monotony of just staying at home and watching TV.

SP Lim

Twa Peh Kong’s Teochew Wayang starts

Twa Peh Kong’s Teochew Wayang starts

Twa Peh Kong’s Teochew Wayang starts

Twa Peh Kong’s Teochew Wayang starts

Twa Peh Kong’s Teochew Wayang starts

Twa Peh Kong’s Teochew Wayang starts

 

I was told and heard from the Manager of this leading Thai-originated Teochew Sai Yong Hong Wayang Troupe personally that it  shall be performing for the last year in Penang due to economical reason/s. Owing to the low exchange rate of Malaysian Ringgit (RM) to Thailand’s Baht, it is grossly unprofitable to come to Penang to perform even at a higher rate of RM5,000.00 per night’s performance. It is furthermore more profitable to perform in Thailand as the Thai richer Wayang fans will give generous amount of cash to outstanding performers during the performance itself. As the Malaysian audience are usually wage-earners, such cash rewards were practically non-existent locally.

So what you are seeing of these photographs shall be the final few photographs of their performances in Penang as I shall try to catch more moments of their final performances in Penang.

SP Lim

Prayers to the Moon Goddess   4 comments


Prayers to the Moon Goddess

On a moonless Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival Night on Thursday, September 15, 2016 by the Wayang Chinese Opera Troupe from Thailand, the Prayers to the Moon Goddess began with the lighting of the joss sticks.

SP Lim

 

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

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Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Mid-Autumn Festival

The festival is intricately linked to legends of Chang E, the mythical Moon Goddess of Immortality. According to “Li-Ji”, an ancient Chinese book recording customs and ceremonies, the Chinese Emperor should offer sacrifices to the sun in spring and the moon in autumn. The 15th day of the 8th lunar month is the day called “Mid-Autumn”. The night on the 15th of the 8th lunar month is also called “Night of the Moon”. Under the Song Dynasty (420), the day was officially declared the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Because of its central role in the Mid-Autumn festival, mooncakes remained popular even in recent years. For many, they form a central part of the Mid-Autumn festival experience such that it is now commonly known as ‘Mooncake Festival’.

Inserted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, Betong, Thailand   2 comments


Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, Betong, Thailand

Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, Betong, Thailand

Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, Betong, Thailand

Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, Betong, Thailand ~ The Buddha

Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, Betong, Thailand ~ The Buddha

Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, Betong, Thailand

Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, Betong, Thailand

 

Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, Betong, Thailand

Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, Betong, Thailand

Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, Betong, Thailand

Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, Betong, Thailand

Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, Betong, Thailand

Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, Betong, Thailand

Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, Betong, Thailand

Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, Betong, Thailand

Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, Betong, Thailand

Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, Betong, Thailand

Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, Betong, Thailand

Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, Betong, Thailand

Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, Betong, Thailand

Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, Betong, Thailand

My Wayang or Chinese Opera Photography started from last night   Leave a comment


My Wayang or Chinese Opera Photography started from last night

 

My Wayang or Chinese Opera Photography started from last night.

My Wayang or Chinese Opera Photography started from last night.

My Wayang or Chinese Opera Photography started from last night.

My Wayang or Chinese Opera Photography started from last night.

My Wayang or Chinese Opera Photography started from last night.

My Wayang or Chinese Opera Photography started from last night.

My Wayang or Chinese Opera Photography started from last night. " The Cunning and Ambitious Prince "

My Wayang or Chinese Opera Photography started from last night. ” The Cunning and Ambitious Prince “

My Wayang or Chinese Opera Photography started from last night. - "The Eunuch"

My Wayang or Chinese Opera Photography started from last night. – “The Eunuch”

My Wayang or Chinese Opera Photography started from last night. " The Prince - son-in-law of the Emperor's daughter "

My Wayang or Chinese Opera Photography started from last night. ” The Prince – Usurper to the Throne of Chinese Emperor  “

My Wayang or Chinese Opera Photography started from last night. " Father of the Prince-in-law - married to the Princess "

My Wayang or Chinese Opera Photography started from last night. ” Father of the Prince-in-law – married to the Princess “

My Wayang or Chinese Opera Photography started from last night. " The Princess "

My Wayang or Chinese Opera Photography started from last night. ” The Princess “

 

This famous Teochew Opera or Wayang Troupe from Thailand is known as

ไซ้ย่งฮงเกียะท้วง Sai Yong Hong Giah Tuang .

SP Lim

 

 

 

Somewhere in Phuket, Thailand   1 comment


Somewhere in Phuket, Thailand

 

Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand

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