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Letter boxes of George Town, Penang ~ Part 5 Final   Leave a comment


Letter boxes of George Town, Penang ~ Part 5

I had never thought of this interesting subject and it took Bertrand Linet to come up with this interesting and exotic line of letter boxes in our city.

I shall continue with the subject of letter boxes by Bertrand Linet.

Many thanks.

SP Lim

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

letter boxletterboxletter plateletter holemail slot or mailbox is a receptacle for receiving incoming mail at a private residence or business. For the opposite purpose of collecting outgoing mail, a post box is generally used instead. Letterboxes or mailboxes use the following primary designs:

  • A slot in a wall or door through which mail is delivered (through-door delivery)
  • box attached directly to the building (direct-to-door delivery)
  • A box mounted at or near the street (curbside delivery)
  • A centralised mail delivery station consisting of individual mailboxes for an entire building
  • A centralised mail delivery station consisting of individual mailboxes for multiple recipients at multiple addresses in a particular neighborhood or community

From Wikipedia

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Letter boxes of George Town, Penang ~ Part 4   Leave a comment


Letter boxes of George Town, Penang ~ Part 4

I had never thought of this interesting subject and it took Bertrand Linet to come up with this interesting and exotic line of letter boxes in our city.

I shall continue with the subject of letter boxes by Bertrand Linet.

Many thanks.

SP Lim

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

letter boxletterboxletter plateletter holemail slot or mailbox is a receptacle for receiving incoming mail at a private residence or business. For the opposite purpose of collecting outgoing mail, a post box is generally used instead. Letterboxes or mailboxes use the following primary designs:

  • A slot in a wall or door through which mail is delivered (through-door delivery)
  • box attached directly to the building (direct-to-door delivery)
  • A box mounted at or near the street (curbside delivery)
  • A centralised mail delivery station consisting of individual mailboxes for an entire building
  • A centralised mail delivery station consisting of individual mailboxes for multiple recipients at multiple addresses in a particular neighborhood or community

From Wikipedia

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang ~ Part 3   Leave a comment


Letter boxes of George Town, Penang ~ Part 3

I had never thought of this interesting subject and it took Bertrand Linet to come up with this interesting and exotic line of letter boxes in our city.

I shall continue with the subject of letter boxes by Bertrand Linet.

Many thanks.

SP Lim

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

letter boxletterboxletter plateletter holemail slot or mailbox is a receptacle for receiving incoming mail at a private residence or business. For the opposite purpose of collecting outgoing mail, a post box is generally used instead. Letterboxes or mailboxes use the following primary designs:

  • A slot in a wall or door through which mail is delivered (through-door delivery)
  • box attached directly to the building (direct-to-door delivery)
  • A box mounted at or near the street (curbside delivery)
  • A centralised mail delivery station consisting of individual mailboxes for an entire building
  • A centralised mail delivery station consisting of individual mailboxes for multiple recipients at multiple addresses in a particular neighborhood or community

From Wikipedia

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang ~ Part 2   Leave a comment


Letter boxes of George Town, Penang ~ Part 2

I had never thought of this interesting subject and it took Bertrand Linet to come up with this interesting and exotic line of letter boxes in our city.

I shall continue with the subject of letter boxes by Bertrand Linet.

Many thanks.

SP Lim

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

letter boxletterboxletter plateletter holemail slot or mailbox is a receptacle for receiving incoming mail at a private residence or business. For the opposite purpose of collecting outgoing mail, a post box is generally used instead. Letterboxes or mailboxes use the following primary designs:

  • A slot in a wall or door through which mail is delivered (through-door delivery)
  • box attached directly to the building (direct-to-door delivery)
  • A box mounted at or near the street (curbside delivery)
  • A centralised mail delivery station consisting of individual mailboxes for an entire building
  • A centralised mail delivery station consisting of individual mailboxes for multiple recipients at multiple addresses in a particular neighborhood or community

From Wikipedia

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang ~ Part 1   Leave a comment


Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

I had never thought of this interesting subject and it took Bertrand Linet to come up with this interesting and exotic line of letter boxes in our city.

I shall continue with the subject of letter boxes by Bertrand Linet.

Many thanks.

SP Lim

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

Letter boxes of George Town, Penang

 

letter boxletterboxletter plateletter holemail slot or mailbox is a receptacle for receiving incoming mail at a private residence or business. For the opposite purpose of collecting outgoing mail, a post box is generally used instead. Letterboxes or mailboxes use the following primary designs:

  • A slot in a wall or door through which mail is delivered (through-door delivery)
  • box attached directly to the building (direct-to-door delivery)
  • A box mounted at or near the street (curbside delivery)
  • A centralised mail delivery station consisting of individual mailboxes for an entire building
  • A centralised mail delivery station consisting of individual mailboxes for multiple recipients at multiple addresses in a particular neighborhood or community

From Wikipedia

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 ~ Part 4 FINAL   Leave a comment


Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

 

Mazu, also known by several other names and titles, is a Chinese sea goddess. She is the deified form of the purported historical Lin Mo or Lin Moniang, a Fujianese shamaness whose life span is traditionally dated from 960 to 987. Revered after her death as a tutelary deity of seafarers, including fishermen and sailors, her worship spread throughout China’s coastal regions and overseas Chinese communities throughout Southeast Asia. She was thought to roam the seas, protecting her believers through miraculous interventions. She is now generally regarded by her believers as a powerful and benevolent Queen of Heaven. Mazuism is popular on Taiwan; her temple festival is a major event in the region, with the largest celebrations around her temples at Dajia and Beigang.

Extracted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Names and titles

In addition to Mazu or Ma-tsu, meaning “Maternal Ancestor Mother, “Granny”, or “Grandmother”, Lin Moniang is worshipped under various other names and titles:

  • Mazupo (“Granny Mazu”), a popular name in Fujian
  • A-Ma, also spelled Ah-Ma (“Mother” or “Grandmother”), a popular name in Macau
  • Linghui Furen (“Lady of Numinous Grace”), an official title conferred in 1156.
  • Linghui Fei[6] (“Princess of Numinous Grace”), an official title conferred in 1192.
  • Tianfei (“Princess of Heaven”), fully Huguo Mingzhu Tianfei (“Illuminating Princess of Heaven who Protects the Nation”), an official title conferred in 1281.
  • Huguo Bimin Miaoling Zhaoying Hongren Puji Tianfei (“Heavenly Princess who Protects the Nation and Shelters the People, of Marvelous Numen, Brilliant Resonance, Magnanimous Kindness, and Universal Salvation”), an official title conferred in 1409.
  • Tianhou (天后, literally meaning: “Queen/Empress of Heaven”), an official title conferred in 1683.
  • Tianshang Shengmu (“Holy Heavenly Mother”) or Tianhou Shengmu
  • Tongxian Lingnü (“Worthy & Efficacious Lady”)
  • Shennü (“Divine Woman”)
  • Zhaoxiao Chunzheng Fuji Ganying Shengfei (“Holy Princess of Clear Piety, Pure Faith, and Helpful Response”), an official title conferred during the reign of the Hongwu Emperor of the Ming.

Although many of Mazu’s temples honor her titles Tianhou and Tianfei, it became customary to never pray to her under those names during an emergency since it was believed that, hearing one of her formal titles, Mazu might feel obligated to groom and dress herself as properly befitting her station before receiving the petition. Prayers invoking her as Mazu were thought to be answered more quickly.

Extracted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 ~ Part 3   Leave a comment


Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

 

Mazu, also known by several other names and titles, is a Chinese sea goddess. She is the deified form of the purported historical Lin Mo or Lin Moniang, a Fujianese shamaness whose life span is traditionally dated from 960 to 987. Revered after her death as a tutelary deity of seafarers, including fishermen and sailors, her worship spread throughout China’s coastal regions and overseas Chinese communities throughout Southeast Asia. She was thought to roam the seas, protecting her believers through miraculous interventions. She is now generally regarded by her believers as a powerful and benevolent Queen of Heaven. Mazuism is popular on Taiwan; her temple festival is a major event in the region, with the largest celebrations around her temples at Dajia and Beigang.

Extracted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Names and titles

In addition to Mazu or Ma-tsu, meaning “Maternal Ancestor Mother, “Granny”, or “Grandmother”, Lin Moniang is worshipped under various other names and titles:

  • Mazupo (“Granny Mazu”), a popular name in Fujian
  • A-Ma, also spelled Ah-Ma (“Mother” or “Grandmother”), a popular name in Macau
  • Linghui Furen (“Lady of Numinous Grace”), an official title conferred in 1156.
  • Linghui Fei[6] (“Princess of Numinous Grace”), an official title conferred in 1192.
  • Tianfei (“Princess of Heaven”), fully Huguo Mingzhu Tianfei (“Illuminating Princess of Heaven who Protects the Nation”), an official title conferred in 1281.
  • Huguo Bimin Miaoling Zhaoying Hongren Puji Tianfei (“Heavenly Princess who Protects the Nation and Shelters the People, of Marvelous Numen, Brilliant Resonance, Magnanimous Kindness, and Universal Salvation”), an official title conferred in 1409.
  • Tianhou (天后, literally meaning: “Queen/Empress of Heaven”), an official title conferred in 1683.
  • Tianshang Shengmu (“Holy Heavenly Mother”) or Tianhou Shengmu
  • Tongxian Lingnü (“Worthy & Efficacious Lady”)
  • Shennü (“Divine Woman”)
  • Zhaoxiao Chunzheng Fuji Ganying Shengfei (“Holy Princess of Clear Piety, Pure Faith, and Helpful Response”), an official title conferred during the reign of the Hongwu Emperor of the Ming.

Although many of Mazu’s temples honor her titles Tianhou and Tianfei, it became customary to never pray to her under those names during an emergency since it was believed that, hearing one of her formal titles, Mazu might feel obligated to groom and dress herself as properly befitting her station before receiving the petition. Prayers invoking her as Mazu were thought to be answered more quickly.

Extracted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

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