Penang Tua Pek Kong Celebration / Flaming Ceremony / Chneah Hoay Back
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In 2008, this celebration was held on the 20-Feb-08, 14th day of Chinese New Year.The most important part in this celebration is the 'Flaming Ceremony' ('chneah hoay') which will start with prayer at Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple along Armenian Street at about 2pm to prepare Tau Pek Kong for journey / walk to a temple in Tanjung Tokong. Then 'Tua Pek Kong' will be taken to Hai Choo Soo temple in Tanjung Tokong. In the evening at around 11pm, another 'chneah hoay' ceremony will be held there. The 'Tua Pek Kong' will be taken back to its temple along Armenian Street the next day. If not mistaken, the 'intensity' of the flame shows the 'luck' for a certain time of the year.
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This celebration starts with prayer for devotees in the morning at 11am, flaming ceremony ('chneah hoay') in the afternoon at 2pm followed by procession from Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple along Armenian Street to Hai Choo Soo Temple in Tanjung Tokong. The route starts from the temple along Armenian street to Jln Mesjid Kapitan Keling, Lebuh China, Lebuh Pantai, Gat Lebuh Chulia, Lebuh Victoria, Gat Jln Prangin, Pengkalan Weld, Gat Lbh Nordin, Jln CY Choy and Jln Magazine.

Tua Pek Kong also has another celebration in the 8th chinese lunar month around 15th to 23rd. I am not sure on the date, so you can ask the caretaker of the temple.

Did not managed to take the morning events because I was working.
Coming events
Every year on the 14th day first month of chinese lunar calendar
To Tua Pek Kong Temple
Photo of road to Tua Pek Kong Temple at Tanjung Tokong
Tua Pek Kong Temple at Tg Tokong
Photo of Tua Pek Kong Temple at Tanjung Tokong
Committee members lighting fire
Photo of the committee people lighting fire
Praying after flaming ceremony
Photo of committee people praying again after flaming ceremony
Temple before Tua Pek Kong Temple
Photo of another temple before reaching Tanjung Tokong's Tua Pek Kong temple
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