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.
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.