Ban Ka Lan Snake Temple Festival, Penang, Malaysia – A Joint Event by Penang State Tourism, Hokkien Kongsi, Penang and Snake Temple Resident Area Committee
Date: Friday, 15th February 2013
Time: 5.00 p.m. to 12 midnight
Venue: Whole stretch of road in front of Snake Temple, Jalan Tokong Ular, Penang
A press conference was called at 10.00 a.m. today (Friday 8th February) by Y.B. Danny Law Heng Kiang at Snake Temple, Penang to give more details about the programme for the Snake Festival 2013 and also to answer questions from press members.
There was a surprise visit by the Snake Queen, Aza and Chew Hoo Peng of the Snake Farm, Penang and they both walked in with a Cobra. We were all treated to an exhibition of expert handling of the cobra by Chew and kissing of the cobra by the Snake Queen, Aza. Aza will be in an enclosure from 5.00 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.on 15th February with a variety of snakes and when she takes a rest, her partner will take over. Chew will be performing Snake Shows on that day too. What a treat in store for visitors to the Snake Festival.
Press Conference chaired by Y.B. Danny Law Heng Kiang
Chew asking the cobra to say hello to the Snake Queen, Aza.
After the preliminary greeting, it was followed by a kiss from the Snake Queen, Aza. Wow!
PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. A BITE FROM A COBRA IS FATAL IF NOT TREATED WITHIN 45 MINUTES. JUST KISS YOUR OWN HUMAN PARTNERS AND LEAVE THE KISSING OF COBRAS TO THE PROFESSIONALS. Pearls of wisdom for 2013.
This is our Festival Snake 2013.
One for the album – Y.B Danny Law is holding a python
So do come to our Ban Ka Lan Festival 2013 on Friday, 15th February at 5.00 p.m. to 12 midnight. Who knows – you might be treated to our Chief Minister, Y.A.B. Tuan Lim Guan Eng and Y.B. Danny Law giving their speeches with pythons draped around their necks. We will just have to wait and see.
For more information on the programe for the 15th February, please visit