Archive | August 2013

Hokkien Kongsi, Penang – 157th Anniversary Dinner

Hokkien Kongsi, Penang held their 157th Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, 17th August 2013 at Zhonghua Restaurant, Cititel Hotel, Penang.  Friends and business associates attended the dinner and spent an enjoyable evening together.

Members of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang with YB Danny Law Heng Kiang.

Members of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang with YB Danny Law Heng Kiang.

Dato' Lim Eng Soon, YB Danny Law, Chairman of Fujian Merchants Association, Chairman of Chinese Town Hall and Tan Teik Khay at Main Table.

Dato’ Lim Eng Soon, YB Danny Law Heng Kiang, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Tan Khoon Hai (Chairman of Fujian Merchants Association), Mr. Teh Eng Hin (Chairman of Chinese Town Hall) and Tan Teik Khay at Main Table.

Y.B. Teh Lai Heng attending 157th Anniversary Dinner of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang

Y.B. Teh Lai Heng attending the 157th Anniversary Dinner of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang.

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

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

Dinner Guests

Dinner Guests.

Guests enjoying the dinner and the show.

Superintendent K. M. Tan, Dato’ Dr. Bhupinder Singh (Senior Consultant Forensic Pathologist with Hospital Pulau Pinang) and Datin enjoying the dinner and the show.

Mr. & Mrs. Khoo Boo Yeang and vegetarian guests at our Vegetarian Table.

Mr. & Mrs. Khoo Boo Yeang, abbots and nuns from our Temples at our Vegetarian Table.

YB Teh Lai Heng giving a speech.

YB Teh Lai Heng giving a speech.

YB Chow Kon Yeow with VIPs at Main Table.

YB Chow Kon Yeow with VIPs at Main Table.

YB Chow Kon Yeow giving a speech addressing the land issue of Chooi Bee Keong at Jalan Tanjung Tokong,

YB Chow Kon Yeow giving a speech addressing the land issue of Chooi Bee Keong at Jalan Tanjung Tokong.

Hokkien Kongsi, Penang's 157th Anniversary Cake.

Hokkien Kongsi, Penang’s 157th Anniversary Cake.

Cutting of cake by Khoo Kay Hock, Chairman of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang and YB Chow Kon Yeow on Stage.

Cutting of cake by Khoo Kay Hock, Chairman of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang and YB Chow Kon Yeow together with Board Members and VIPs.

Legal Advisor of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang, Ms. Daphne Choy conferring with YB Chow Kon Yeow regarding issue of land of Chooi Bee Keong at Jalan Tanjung Tokong.

Legal Adviser of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang, Ms. Daphne Choy conferring with YB Chow Kon Yeow regarding the land issue of Chooi Bee Keong at Jalan Tanjung Tokong.  Sitting next to YB is Dato’ Lim Eng Soon with Cheah Hock Cheok singing in the background.

Our Legal Advisor, Ms. Jenny Saw, Khoo Kay Hock and Miss Chang (from YB Chow Kon Yeow's Office).

Our Legal Adviser, Ms. Jenny Saw, Khoo Kay Hock and Miss Chang (from YB Chow Kon Yeow’s Office).

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Phor Thor Festival at Cheng Leong Keong (Tai Tay Yah), Jelutong, Penang

Hokkien Kongsi, Penang held their Phor Thor Festival on the 1st day of the 7th lunar month (corresponding to 7th August 2013) by holding a prayer ceremony at 11.00 a.m.  This month-long Festival will be celebrated on a grand scale in Penang with Chinese operas and singing by local artistes in temples and commercial venues (especially markets) in Penang.

The Chief Abbott and his monks saying prayers at the altar of Tai Tay Yah in the Main Hall of Cheng Leong Keong.

The Chief Abbott and his monks saying prayers at the altar of Tai Tay Yah in the Main Hall of Cheng Leong Keong.

Board of Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang in  attending prayer ceremony.

Board of Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang attending prayer ceremony.

Dato' Lim Eng Soon and fellow trustees.

Dato’ Lim Eng Soon and fellow trustees.

Praying at altar of Tai Tay Yan

Praying at altar of Tai Tay Yah

Altar of Tai Tay Yah

Altar of Tai Tay Yah

Altar of Tai Su Yah for Phor Thor Festival

Altar of Tai Su Yah for Phor Thor Festival (in temple grounds outside Tai Tay Yah Temple).

Prayers ceremony to Tai Su Yah,

Prayers ceremony led by Chief Abbott and his monks for Tai Su Yah,

Board of Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang attending prayer ceremony to Tai Su Yah.

Board of Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang attending prayer ceremony for Tai Su Yah.

Board of Trustees praying to Tai Su Yah.

Board of Trustees praying to Tai Su Yah.

Chief Abbott "tiam ngan{ (dotting of eyes) of Tai Su Yah.

Chief Abbott “tiam ngan” (dotting of eyes) of Tai Su Yah.

Chief Abbott doing the honours.

Chief Abbott doing the honours.

Chief Abbott and  his monks praying to God of Heaven (Thni Kong).

Chief Abbott and his monks praying to God of Heaven (Thni Kong).

Hokkien Kongsi, Penang started the month-long Phor Thor Festival annually by holding prayers on the 1st day of the 7th lunar month, which will be followed by their annual dinner.  This year they will be holding their 157th Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, 17th August 2013 at Zhonghua Restaurant, Cititel Hotel, Penang.