Archive | April 2013

Dinner Celebration in honour of Tai Tay Yah’s Birthday at Lim Lean Teng Hall in Han Chiang High School, Penang

The Celebration Committee of Cheng Leong Keong held a dinner at Lim Lean Teng Hall in Han Chiang High School on Monday 29th April 2013 in honour of Tai Tay Yah’s Birthday.  During the dinner, members who have received awards from Tuan Yang Terutama Pulau Pinang (Governor of Penang) were given plaques.  The Chairman of the Celebration Committee, Mr. Ch’ng Kim Hock presented a cheque for Rm20,000/- to Khoo Kay Hock, Chairman of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang towards renovation costs for Cheng Leong Keong.  Major renovation work will be carried out in the near future to replace the beams of the temple, which in turn will affect the roof structure.

So the Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang are asking for donations from the public to help in the extensive renovation project of the temple.  The last renovation was done in 1967.

Entrance to Lim Lean Teng Hall at Han Chiang High School, Penang

Entrance to Lim Lean Teng Hall at Han Chiang High School, Penang

Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang Cheah Hock Cheok and Khoo Kay Hock with Celebration Committee member Khoo Boo Beng.

Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang Cheah Hock Cheok and Khoo Kay Hock with Celebration Committee member Khoo Boo Beng.

Mrs Tan Joo Chye, Tan Joo Chye, Khoo Kay Hock, Pau Lee and Tan Lye Hock (from Hokkien Kongsi, Penang).

Mrs Tan Joo Chye, Tan Joo Chye, Khoo Kay Hock, Pau Lee and Tan Lye Hock (from Hokkien Kongsi, Penang).

Local singing artiste entertaining dinner guests.

Local singing artiste entertaining dinner guests.

Cheah Hock Cheok serving soup to his fellow dinner guests, Cheah Phee Guan and Mei Ling.

Cheah Hock Cheok serving soup to his fellow dinner guests, Cheah Phee Guan and Mei Ling.

Khoo Kay Hock, Chairman of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang giving a speech.

Khoo Kay Hock, Chairman of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang giving a speech.

Chairman of Celebration Committee of Cheng Leong Keong presenting a cheque Rm20,000/- to Khoo Kay Hock, Chairman of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang.

Ch’ng Kim Hock, Chairman of Celebration Committee of Cheng Leong Keong presenting a cheque for Rm20,000/- to Khoo Kay Hock, Chairman of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang.

Cheah Phee Guan was given a memento by the Celebration Commitee for his award of Darjah Johan Negeri (D.J.N.) from T.Y.T. Pulau Pinang.

Cheah Phee Guan was given a memento by the Celebration Commitee for his award of Darjah Johan Negeri (D.J.N.) from T.Y.T. Pulau Pinang in July.

Tan Lye Hock singing for his dinner.

Tan Lye Hock singing for his dinner.

Dinner was held in Lim Lean Teng Hall.

Dinner was held in Lim Lean Teng Hall.

Tai Tay Yah Birthday Celebration by Night at Cheng Leong Keong, Jelutong, Penang

The Cheng Leong Keong Celebration Committee held a week-long celebration of the birthday of Por Seng Tai Tay, which falls on 15th day of the 3rd moon (corresponding to 24th April this year), by holding nightly Teochew opera shows and singing by local artistes.  Some of these shows were sponsored by devotees to show their appreciation for the blessings bestowed upon them by the Deity of Healing, Por Seng Tai Tay.

Devotees seeking help from Deity Por Seng Tai Tay will use the correct containers with pre-numbered bamboo sticks and shake the container to get a bamboo stick out of it (refer to photo 4).  Then they used almost crescent-shaped wooden implements in photo 5 to see whether the bamboo stick is the correct one.  After praying and dropping them, they should fall with one right side up and one wrong side up (as shown outside the box in photo 5).  If the bamboo stick is the correct one, then devotees proceed to get the prescription paper from temple staff on duty from prescription boxes (as shown in photo 6).

For devotees asking for medicine, they then proceed to a Chinese Medical Hall to purchase the medicine for consumption, application etc.

Cheng Leong Keong at night

Photo 1 – Cheng Leong Keong at night

Singing by local artistes to commemorate the week-long birthday celebration of Por Seng Tai Tay.

Photo 2 – Singing by local artistes to commemorate the week-long birthday celebration of Por Seng Tai Tay.

Celebration Committee Members and guests watching the live shows on stage.

Photo 3 – Celebration Committee Members and guests watching the live shows on stage.  The yellow papers show donations from devotees towards the week-long celebration of the birthday of Por Seng Tai Tay.

From left to right - Container 1 for punters to ask for numbers; Container 2 & 3 for asking for help in all matters; Container 4 for asking for medicine for eye ailments; Container 5 for medicine for external applicaction; Container 6 for medicine for children and Containers 7 & 8 for medicine for consumption.

Photo 4 – from left to right – Container 1 for punters to ask for numbers; Container 2 & 3 for asking for help in all matters; Container 4 (with spectacles) for asking for medicine for eye ailments; Container 5 (with mortar and pestle) for medicine for external application; Container 6 for medicine for children and Containers 7 & 8 for medicine for consumption by adults.

Wooden implements used to check whether the bamboo stick is the correct one.

Photo 5 – Wooden implements used to ascertain whether the bamboo stick is the correct one.

Prescription boxes holding prescription papers for devotees to collect from temple staff on duty.

Photo 6 – Prescription boxes holding prescription papers for devotees to collect from temple staff on duty.

Bell presented by the late Khoo Thean Teik in 1888.  He was the main benefactor in the construction of the temple and also on the first Board of Trustees.

Photo 7 – Bell presented by the late Khoo Thean Teik in 1888. He was the main benefactor in the construction of the temple in the late 1880s (some time from 1882 to 1888) and also sat on the first Board of Trustees of the temple.

Finale of show by well-known local artiste, Chang Mei Lin, sponsored by a devotee.

Photo 8 – Finale of show by well-known local artiste, Chang Mei Lin, sponsored by a devotee.

Chang Mei Lin with a Mandarin rendition much to the pleasure of the crowd.

Photo 9 – Chang Mei Lin with a Mandarin rendition much to the delight of the crowd.

Altar of Por Seng Tai Tay in Cheng Leong Keong, Jelutong, Penang.

Photo 10 – Altar of Por Seng Tai Tay in Cheng Leong Keong, Jelutong, Penang.

Birthday of Chun Thay Phor Sat of Kim Hoe Keong/Siew Thean Keong at Dato’ Kramat Road, Penang

The Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang celebrated the birthday of Chun Thay Phor Sat at 10.30 a.m. on 16th day of the 3rd moon (corresponding to 25th April, 2013) at Siew Thean Keong at Dato’ Kramat Road, Penang.

For more information on Kim Hoe Keong/Siew Thean Keong please visit

http://www.hokkienkongsipenang.com/kimhoekeong.html

Altar of Chun Thay Phor Sat at Siew Thean Keong, Dato' Kramat Road, Penang

Altar of Chun Thay Phor Sat at Siew Thean Keong, Dato’ Kramat Road, Penang

Commencement of prayer ceremony to Chun Thay Phor Sat on her birthday.

Commencement of prayer ceremony to Chun Thay Phor Sat on her birthday.

Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang and their wives offering prayers to Chun Thay Phor Sat.

Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang and their wives offering prayers to Chun Thay Phor Sat.

Trustee Cheah Phee Guan praying to Chun Thay Phor Sat.

Trustee Cheah Phee Guan praying to Chun Thay Phor Sat.  In photo from left to right Tan Lye Hock, Tan Kok Chye, Khoo Kay Hock and Tan Joo Chye.

Trustee Yeoh Guan Aun offering prayers to Chun  Thay Phor Sat.

Trustee Yeoh Guan Aun offering prayers to Chun Thay Phor Sat, followed by Khoo Kee Chooi.

Dato' Lim Eng Soon praying to Chun Thay Phor Sat.

Dato’ Lim Eng Soon praying to Chun Thay Phor Sat followed by Cheah Cheng Ean, Lim Poh Hock and Tan Teik Khay.

Trustee Yeoh Seng Hoe offering prayers at the altar of Chun Thay Phor Sat.

Trustee Yeoh Seng Hoe offering prayers at the altar of Chun Thay Phor Sat.

Trustees Tan Joo Chye, Cheah Phee Guan and Khoo Kay Hock being guided during the prayer ceremony.

Trustees Tan Joo Chye, Cheah Phee Guan and Khoo Kay Hock being guided during the prayer ceremony.

Prayer sheets given to devotees during prayer ceremony.

Prayer sheets given to devotees during prayer ceremony.

Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang celebrating the birthday of Chun Thay Phor Sat.

Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang celebrating the birthday of Chun Thay Phor Sat.

Birthday of Por Seng Tai Tay at Cheong Leong Keong, Jelutong, Penang

The Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang celebrated the birthday of Tai Tay Yah at 11.00 a.m. on 15th day of the 3rd moon (corresponding to 24th April 2013) with the usual prayer ceremony led by 2 monks and 3 nuns.  

Por Seng Tai Tay is better known as the Deity of Medicine and people come far and wide to seek help from him to cure them of their illnesses.

For more information of Tai Tay Yah of Cheng Leong Keong in Jelutong, Penang please visit

http://www.hokkienkongsipenang.com/chengleongkeong.html

Altar of Tai Tay Yah on his birthday on 15th moon of 3rd month.

Altar of Tai Tay Yah on his birthday on 15th day of 3rd moon.

Beating of drum to signify start of prayer ceremony for Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang

Beating of drum to signify start of prayer ceremony for Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang

Start of prayer ceremony for Por Seng Tai Tay.

Start of prayer ceremony for Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang and their wives.

Praying to Por Seng Tai Tay on his birthday.

Praying to Por Seng Tai Tay on his birthday.

Trustees and their wives praying to Por Seng Tai Tay on his birthday.

Trustees and their wives praying to Por Seng Tai Tay on his birthday.  Other devotees also joined in the prayer ceremony.

Chief Monk reading the names of the Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang to bestow blessing upon them.

Chief Monk leading prayer ceremony to Tai Tay Yah on his birthday.

Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang praying to God of Heaven (Thni Kong)

Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang praying to God of Heaven (Thni Kong)

Going round the temple led by monks.

Going round the temple led by monks.

Khoo Kay Hock, Chairman of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang followed by Tan Joo Chye, Hon. Secretary.

Khoo Kay Hock, Chairman of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang followed by Tan Joo Chye, Hon. Secretary.

Tan Kok Chye, Tan Lye Hock, Cheah Hock Cheok and Datin Lim Eng Soon.

Tan Kok Chye, Tan Lye Hock, Cheah Hock Cheok and Datin Lim Eng Soon in the procession going round the temple.

Altar with offerings from devotees.

Altar with offerings from devotees.