Penang Heritage Weekend: Melting Pot of Teo Chew, Chingay and other Cultural Events

Posted: July 26, 2009 in Event & Occasion
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Teo Chew, Chingay & Cultural Events

Oh, man what a busy weekend!

I spent nearly most of my time roaming the inner city streets of Penang for the UNESCO World Heritage Celebration Grand Finale. Filled with a mixture of different cultures and events, every corner presented a photographic opportunity.

I’ve attached a few teasers, feel free to bookmark my blog and drop by within the next 24 hrs to see the full set of photos.

24 season drums in front of Teo Chew Association (Han Jiang Ancestral Temple)

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A huge turn-out waiting for the ‘show’ to start

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Shots taken from a Indian shop across the Teo Chew Association. The ‘taukeh’ was so nice to let a bunch of us in.

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Teo Chew Opera in front of Teo Chew Association

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locals and foreigners took part in this historical events.

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rattan (rotan) weaving

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slow sync at work 🙂 Indian cultural dance. I snap this photo when they were walking toward little India in Penang.

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Kapitan Keling Mosque along Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling.  The Kapitan Keling Mosque was built by Indian Muslim community around 1800

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The Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple, also known as Poh Hock Seah (temple for Hokkien people)

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Tripod comes in very handy at this situation.

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Khoo Kongsi (association) in artificial lights (too bad the stage was there for the closing ceremony, otherwise this would be the best time to take pic of the whole building )

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Mehndi – the ancient Indian tradition of henna body painting (near Yap Temple)

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Sunday Little Pinang Street Market – Japanese kids learning how to weave

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All Star National Chingay Championship at Esplanade

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go to part 2 of Chingay All National Championship Penang

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Comments
  1. Blaire says:

    Wow, what is chingay? Looks fascinating!

  2. Kyra says:

    LOL, the opera singer actually has a fan to keep him cool! Must have been hot under the stage lights

  3. chriscctan says:

    Blaire, Chingay is chinese for balancing giant flag. You can find more details from Wiki & http://www.squidoo.com/chingay. Thanks for following my blog . XOXO

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