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Annual Dinner of the Kuan Yin Floating Temple of Penang   Leave a comment


Annual Dinner of the Kuan Yin Floating Temple of Penang

The Annual Dinner was held last night of Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Weld Quay Settlement Area of Penang. It was well attended by nearly 2,000 devotees and supporters. It was raining before the dinner and stopped when the dinner began. Many thanks to Mr Lim Chin Teong for the kind invitation.

SP Lim

Annual Dinner of the Kuan Yin Floating Temple of Penang

Annual Dinner of the Kuan Yin Floating Temple of Penang

Annual Dinner of the Kuan Yin Floating Temple of Penang

Annual Dinner of the Kuan Yin Floating Temple of Penang

Annual Dinner of the Kuan Yin Floating Temple of Penang

Annual Dinner of the Kuan Yin Floating Temple of Penang

The Hean Boo Thean Temple Dinner   Leave a comment


The Hean Boo Thean Temple or the Floating Kuan Yin Temple of Weld Quay, Penang Annual Dinner

The Hean Boo Thean Temple or the Floating Kuan Yin Temple of Weld Quay, Penang Annual Dinner

The Hean Boo Thean Temple or the Floating Kuan Yin Temple of Weld Quay, Penang Annual Dinner

The Hean Boo Thean Temple or the Floating Kuan Yin Temple of Weld Quay, Penang Annual Dinner

The Hean Boo Thean Temple or the Floating Kuan Yin Temple of Weld Quay, Penang Annual Dinner

The Hean Boo Thean Temple or the Floating Kuan Yin Temple of Weld Quay, Penang Annual Dinner

The Hean Boo Thean Temple or the Floating Kuan Yin Temple of Weld Quay, Penang Annual Dinner

The Hean Boo Thean Temple or the Floating Kuan Yin Temple of Weld Quay, Penang Annual Dinner

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 1   Leave a comment


Hean Boo Thean -the Kuan Yin Floating Temple’s Sea Procession took place on 17, February, 2013.

Hean Boo Thean – the Kuan Yin Floating Temple’s Sea Procession took place on 17, February, 2013. This is the first 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.

SP Lim

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

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Directions to the Hean Boo Thean, the Kuan Yin Floating Temple, Penang   Leave a comment


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IMG_2948-001 Those not in the know, would like to know the directions to this Floating Temple. Though the path to this Hean Boo Thean the Kuan Yin Floating Temple is not a straight road, it is quite easy now to find as there are yellow flags and red plastic lanterns to indicate the direction to take among the small lanes of the wooden houses there.
1. The Floating Temple is off Weld Quay or Pengkalan Weld. Coming out from the Ferry Terminal from Butterworth, one shall turn left and headed towards the Dr Lim Chong Eu Highway or the Penang Bridge passing by Shell petrol pump, Chew Jetty, Tan Jetty ( good place to shoot your night-scene photographs if the Temple is brightly lit ) and Yeoh Jetty. Slow down as on your left there is road before the single block of flats with several restaurants on the ground floor.The road is before the Penang Rapid bus depot. On the opposite side of the junction further dowm, there is a Sports Toto shop. Watch out a new red big signboard erected by the side of the road. If you are coming by way of the ferry, turn left after this signboard.
2. There is a small Hindu Temple on your right, as you turn into this road called Jalan Merdeka. There is Taoist Temple some distance on the left nearer the Yeoh Jetty. There are car parks near this Hindu Temple so park your cars. Those with motorcycles can go on slowly towards the village of wooden houses like those on the Clan Jetties.
3. There is a small Taoist shrine being built at the left-hand side of the entry point to the Floating Temple. As of yesterday 7/12/2012, someone had passed away and there were some canopies around the area. There is a fenced-up area on the right with the building of a block of apartments. Follow the yellow flags into the small road. After walking along this small path, turn left on the second junction passing the wooden houses and even a shop selling “bak chang at RM6.00 for a big one” with reasonable flavour and taste.
4. Turn right after the “Bak Chang” house and you see a sign of Motorcycle Park and turn right as you see the entrance to the Floating Temple.
Have an adventure and happy hunting. Google map it as per description.

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

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Early dawn photoshoot at new Kuan Yin Temple at Weld Quay Resettlement Area, Penang   2 comments


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At first I thought it was a Mazu Temple but I was later told it is a new Kuan Yin aka Goddess of Mercy Temple at the Weld Quay Resettlement Area or the local call the area as ” Ang-Teck-Kak Thoon Tay”. I had always wanted to visit the Temple as one can see this new development when we shot from Tan Jetty. I went with the group of photographers this morning for the sunrise shoot but actually ended up with an early dawn shoot as the sun was covered by clouds and haze. Did I say I was “crazy” enough to re-visit the place with Bertrand Linet to re-shoot the Temple.

SP Lim

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