On the ninth day of the Chinese New Year, the Hokkien Community celebrates the birthday of the Jade Emperor God. More commonly known as the Hokkien New Year, it is often celebrated on a larger scale than the Chinese New Year itself.
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For those who missed the Penang International Dragon Boat Festival 2012 last weekend at the Teluk Bahang Dam, here is a collection of photographs of the event. Many thanks to our friend, Kui Seong for allowing us to use these excellent photographs on penangseaview.com.
Some 14 international teams from all over the work took part in this year’s festival and I am sure those who were there can tell you how much excitement and thrill was felt all through the three days.
- Gearing up for the Penang International Dragon Boat Festival 2012
- Photos from the Dragon Boat Festival 2011
Photo Credit: Kui Seong, Tang
Thanks to one of our friends, we have a small collection of photos of previous Dragon Boat Races at the Teluk Bahang Dam.
This year, the International Dragon Boat Festival will also be held at the Teluk Bahang Dam from the 30 June to 1 July 2012.
For more information on our article on the festival click here.
Penang International Dragon Boat Festival takes place annually at the Teluk Bahang Dam in the North Coast of the island, not far from Batu Ferringhi.
This year, the race will be held on the 30 June to 1 July 2012 between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Witness the high powered water sports this summer with teams taking part coming from around the world.
There are altogether 14 International Teams this year from South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Thailand, Phillipines and New Zealand.
For more information on the event, visit Penang International Dragon Boat Festival website.
We were very fortunate to witness the Thaipusam festival while in Penang. A Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (around mid January to mid February).
I said mostly Tamil because we came across Westerners and local Chinese who followed the pilgrimage procession and participated in the offering of Kavadi.
The word Thaipusam is derived from the name of the month, Thai and Pusam, which refers to a start that is at its highest point during the festival.