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)

大士爷

Paper "Ong Lai"

Bukit Mertajam Tai Su Yah