9 Emperor Gods Festival 2011 at George Town, Penang

This is the finale of the festival. After devoting to be vegetarian for 9 days, a procession is held over the streets of George Town towards Penang Jetty to send off the Kew Ong Tai Tay. At the temple, much is done by devotees as the rituals for send of the 9 Emperor Gods.

Trancing of the 三太子 or Na-zha deity is very popular and with plenty of joss sticks and fire challenge.

三太子 playing with burning joss sticks

头条路斗母宫 - Main Entrance

头条路斗母宫 (Tow Boe Keong Kew Ong Tai Tay)

头条路斗母宫

The Gong for the Gods

Huge Yellow Candle

The Temple of 9 Emperor Gods

三太子

The very long firecracker blasting

Firecracker blasting

This is an annual event taking place in George Town on the 9th month of the Lunar Calendar.

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

Lanterns

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