Penang Hungry Ghost Festival 2014 – 大士爷 (Tai Su Yah)

It’s now the 7th month of the Chinese Lunar calender and it is this month that the Chinese folks belief that the gates of hell will be open. Dead souls are allowed to roam the streets of the living for this month. Phor Thor or the Hungry Ghost Festival is being held to worship the Tai Su Yah for good luck and protection.

This huge 大士爷 (Tai Su Yah) paper effigy is the largest in Malaysia. It is located at Jalan Pasar, Bukit Mertajam. The craft work on this paper effigy is just amazing.

大士爷 (Tai Su Yah)

Dragon Incense

Tua Pek and Phor Kua

Thor Tay Kong and Jee Pek

Tai Su Yah

大士爷 (Tai Su Yah)


Paper "Ong Lai"

Bukit Mertajam Tai Su Yah

Kek Lok Si, Penang – Statue of Kuan Yin

My first ever outing with a bunch of photographers since I got my DSLR. This huge Goddess of Mercy statue in Air Itam, Penang is one of the biggest in the world standing at around 99 ft tall. An octagonal roof was built to shelter the Kuan Yin statue supported by 16 carved dragon pillars. It is an amazing structure.

Statue of Kuan Yin, Penang

Statue of Kuan Yin, Penang

Statue of Goddess of Mercy, Kek Lok Si

Goddess of Mercy statue

Statue of Kuan Yin, Kek Lok Si

Modernized zodiac statues

LED decorated plant

Kuan Yin statue

LED decorated stairway

Kuan Yin statue, Kek Lok Si

Kuan Yin statue, Penang

Kuan Yin statue

Statue of Kuan Yin

Kuan Yin

Carved dragon pillars

Carved dragon pillar

Roof tiles for the Statue of Kuan Yin

Drawings on the wall of the pavilion's roof

Roof tiles

Bowls around the Kuan Yin statue

Red and Yellow ribbons for blessing

Naraen Kongō (那羅延金剛)

LED decoration


Misshaku Kongō (密迹金剛)

Goddess of Mercy statue

Colorful LED roof

LED decorated roof

Burning pineapple candles

Burning Incense

LED lights at the staircase