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Ban Ka Lan Snake Temple Annual Flame Watching Ceremony 2015 (Press Conference)

A press  conference was held at 10.00 a.m. on Sunday, 8th February 2015 in the Conference Room of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang at Snake Temple chaired by Y.B. Tuan Danny Law and attended by Mr. Khoo Kay Hock, Chairman of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang and Mr. Cheah Cheng Ean, Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Ban Ka Lan Snake Temple Annual Flame Watching Ceremony.  Press members were briefed on the programe for the evening.

Press Conference chaired by Y.B. Danny Law, Minister for Penang State Tourism Development & Culture.

Press Conference chaired by Y.B. Danny Law, Minister for Penang State Tourism Development & Culture.

 

 

 

 

Ban Ka Lan Snake Temple Annual Flame Watching Ceremony Festival 2015
Programme for Evening of Monday, 23rd February 2015
7.00 p.m. Arrival of Guests
Pay homage to “Chor Soo Kong” by Y.A.B. Tuan Lim Guan Eng
and Trustees and wives of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang
7.30 p.m. 24 Drums Performance
Snake Dance Performance
Welcoming Speech by Mr. Cheah Cheng Ean, Organising Chairman
Speech by Mr. Tan Lye Hock, Public Officer of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang
Speech by Mr. Khoo Kay Hock, Chairman of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang
Speech by Y.B. Mr. Danny Law Heng Kiang, Minister for Penang
  State Tourism Development & Culture
Speech by Y.A.B. Mr. Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang
8.00 p.m. Opening Ceremony
LED Dragon Dance Performance
8.30 p.m. Snake Charmer’s Performance
Northern Lion Dance Performance
9.00 p.m. Beijing China Culture Acrobatic Performance
Eight Lions Performance
10.30 p.m. Launching of Flame Watching Ceremony by Y.B. Mr. Danny Law
“Kim Kor” Team Performance
Activities/Performance in front of Snake Temple, Penang
7.00 p.m. Eight Lions Dance welcoming guests
8.30 p.m. 24 Drums Performance
9.30 p.m. Acrobatic Lion Dance on Stool
10.00 p.m. Eight Immortals Stilt Walking along the road
10.30 p.m. Performance of Lions on Stilts
11.00 p.m. God of Prosperity
7.00 p.m. to 12 midnight
Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Temples Exhibition
Floats Exhibition
Handicrafts & Antiques/Traditional Food & Drinks/Chingay/Bicycle Acrobats
Food and Drinks
Press Conference attended by Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang, Members of the Organising Committee and press members.

Press Conference attended by Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang; Members of the Organising Committee and press members.

Grouip Photo after Press Conference.

Group Photo after Press Conference.

 

 

 

 

 

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Where is Hokkien Kongsi, Penang?

Friends always ask me where is Hokkien Kongsi, Penang and I shall try to answer their frequently asked question in this article.

Hokkien Kongsi, Penang is located in Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple (commonly known as Tua Pek Kong Temple), which is situated at the corner of Lebuh Armenian and Lebuh Cannon in the Heritage Enclave of Georgetown.  As one faces the temple, Hokkien Kongsi, Penang is in the right room on the first floor.  Hokkien Kongsi, Penang is formed from the Big Five Hokkien Clan Surnames in Penang – Cheah, Khoo, Lim, Tan and Yeoh.  So these 5 kongsi’s send 4 representatives each to Hokkien Kongsi, Penang and they are the trustees managing 5 temples in Penang.  For more information on the 5 temples, please visit http://www.hokkienkongsipenang.com/

Hock Teik Cheng Sin is the umbrella body comprising 5 representatives each from Hokkien Kongsi, PenangTong Kheng Seah; Cheng Hoe Seah; and Poh Hock Seah.  The famous annual “Chia Hoay” Ceremony (Flame Watching Ceremony at Hai Choo Soo Temple in Tanjong Tokong Seafront ) is carried out by the members of Poh Hock Seah.  We just had this ceremony on the 14th day of the 1st lunar month, corresponding to 23rd February 2013 and the prediction on the economy of Penang is “medium” for the first 4 months, “good” for the next 4 months and also “good” for the last 4 months until the next Chinese New Year.

Entrance to Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple is at Lebuh Armenian, Penang

Entrance to Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple at Lebuh Armenian, Penang

Granite plaque telling you about Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple, Penang

Granite plaque telling you about Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple, Penang

Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple, better known as Tua Pek Kong Temple

Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple, better known as Tua Pek Kong Temple

Altar of Tua Pek Kong on the Ground Floor of Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple

Altar of Tua Pek Kong on the Ground Floor of Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple

Urn used in the "Chia Hoay" Ceremony on 23rd February.  Notice the flame was so good that even the red cloth was singed.

Urn used in the “Chia Hoay” Ceremony on 23rd February at Hai Choo Soo Temple at Tanjung Tokong Seafront. Notice the flame was so good that even the red cloth was singed.

First floor of Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple as one comes up the staircase.

First floor of Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple as one comes up the staircase.

Entrance to room of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang on the right.

Entrance to room of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang on the right.

Inside meeting room of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang

Inside meeting room of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang

Tong Kheng Seah - altar praying to Jee Tay Yah whose birthday is on 14th day of 2nd lunar month.

Tong Kheng Seah – altar praying to Jee Tay Yah whose birthday is on 14th day of 2nd lunar month.

Board giving details of Tong Kheng Seah

Board giving information on Tong Kheng Seah

Room on left - Cheng Hoe Seah praying to Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong.  See article on  Flame Watching Ceremony at Snake Temple

Room on left – Cheng Hoe Seah praying to Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong.

See related article on Flame Watching Ceremony on 14th February at Snake Temple, Penang at the following:-

http://penangtapestry.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/snake-temple-flame-watching-ceremony-by-cheng-hoe-seah-on-14th-february/

Board giving information on Cheng Hoe Seah

Board giving information on Cheng Hoe Seah

Exit of Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple. Note the narrow staircase on the left of photo.

Exit of Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple. Note the narrow staircase on the left of photo.

In the room upstairs, I found Chai Sin Yeah (God of Wealth), Kuan Yin (Goddess of Mercy)  and Tua Pek Kong (God of Prosperity) in a room upstairs.

In the room upstairs, I found Chai Sin Yah (God of Wealth), Kuan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) and Tua Pek Kong (God of Prosperity).

Stepping out on the balcony, I took this photo of the first floor of Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple, showing room of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang.

Stepping out on the balcony, I took this photo of the first floor of Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple, showing room of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang on the right.

Ban Ka Lan Snake Temple Festival, Penang, Malaysia.4

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:  15.02.2013

Time:  5.00 p.m. to 12 midnight

Venue:  Whole stretch of road in front of Snake Temple, Jalan Tokong Ular, Penang

 

Gong Xi Fa Cai from Snake Temple, Penang – do come and celebrate Chinese New Year with us.  Proceeds will be for Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital, Penang.   Programme for the Snake Festival is as follows:-

5.30 p.m. at Entrance

Arrival of Guests

Lion Dance

Chingay

Walking on stilts

6.00 p.m. (Main Official Programme)

“Chio Tian” Cultural Drum Performance

Snake Dance

Speech by Organising Chairman, Cheah Cheng Ean

Speech by Celebration Chairman, Tan Lye Hock

Speech by YB Mr. Danny Law, Penang State Minister for Tourism Development

Speech by YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang

Opening Ceremony

Chinese Cultural Dance

Malay Cultural Dance

Indian Cultural Dance

Western Dance

Snake Performance

Singing by Astro artiste

Chinese Shaolin Martial Arts Performance

Singing by Astro artiste

Snake Dance

Other attractions:-

Venue of Indian Village

5.30 to 11.00 p.m. – Snake Queen

5.30 to 11.00 p.m. – Traditional Childhood Games

8.00 p.m. – Snake Performance

9.30 p.m. – Nyonya Baba Performance

Venue of Chinese Village

8.30 p.m. – Tiger & Lion Dance on stilts

10.00 p.m. – Tiger & Lion Dance on stilts

Snake Temple

9.00 p.m. – “Chio Tian” Cultural Drum Performance

9.30 p.m. – Snake Dance

10.30 p.m. – Silk Ball Throwing

Please note that the above programme is subject to changes

Gong Xi Fa Cai from Snake Temple, Penang.  Come and celebrate with us on 15th February, 2013

Gong Xi Fa Cai from Snake Temple, Penang.  Come and celebrate Chinese New Year with us on 15th February, 2013

Festival Snake 2013 with Board of Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang as the backdrop.

Festival Snake 2013 with Board of Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang as the backdrop.

Discussion of preparation of  Snake Festival a la Malaysian style at "kopitiam" (coffee shop)

Discussion of preparation of Snake Festival a la Malaysian style at “kopitiam” (coffee shop)

Ban Ka Lan Snake Temple Festival, Penang, Malaysia.2

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:  15.02.2013

Time:  5.00 p.m. to 12 midnight

Venue:  Whole stretch of road in front of Snake Temple, Jalan Tokong Ular, Penang

On Wednesday, 23rd January 2013 RTM came to interview Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang and Members of the Snake Temple Resident Area Committee with regard to the first Ban Ka Lan Snake Temple Festival, to be held on the birthday of “Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong” which falls on the 6th day of the 1st lunar moon in the Chinese calendar, corresponding to 15th February 2013.

Tickets have been sold for the Charity Food Fair and the proceeds will be in aid of Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital.  We will be having lots of exciting activities lined up for you so do please come and join in our celebration.

For more information, please refer to our article of the same name dated 14th January 2013.

Venue of street party decorated with red lanterns giving the place a festive air

Venue of street party decorated with red lanterns giving the place a festive air

Hello baby, how are you today?

Hello baby, how are you today?

Khoo Kay Hock, Chairman of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang talking to Reporter Wong Chui Han

Khoo Kay Hock, Chairman of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang talking to Reporter Wong Chui Han

Celebration Chairman, Tan Lye Hock being interviewed by Wong Chui Han

Celebration Chairman, Tan Lye Hock being interviewed by Wong Chui Han

Organising Chairman, Cheah Cheng Ean briefing Wong Chui Han about the Snake Festival

Organising Chairman, Cheah Cheng Ean briefing Wong Chui Han about the Snake Festival

Temple pit vipers curling on the eggs given by devotees at the altar of Cheng Chor Soo Kong

Temple pit vipers curling on the eggs given by devotees at the altar of Cheng Chor Soo Kong

Temple pit viper resting at the offerings placed at the altar by devotees

Temple pit viper resting at the offerings placed at the altar by devotees

Sim Siang Chuan, Chairman of Snake Temple Resident Area Committee talking with Wong Chui Han

Sim Siang Chuan, Chairman of Snake Temple Resident Area Committee talking with Wong Chui Han

Welcome to our First Ban Ka Lan Snake Festival

Welcome to our First Ban Ka Lan Snake Festival to be held on 15th February, 2013

Ban Ka Lan Snake Temple Festival, Penang, Malaysia.1

Snake Temple, Bayan Lepas, Penang

Snake Temple, Bayan Lepas, Penang

A Joint Event by Penang State Tourism, Hokkien Kongsi, Penang and Snake Temple Resident Area Committee

Date:  15 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, chaired by Y.B. Danny Law Heng Kiang, was held on Thursday, 13th December 2012 at 10.00 a.m. in the Meeting Room of Hokkien Kongsi in Snake Temple, Penang.

As Year 2013 is the Year of the Snake, Penang State Tourism together with Hokkien Kongsi, Penang and the Snake Temple Resident Area Committee have decided to hold the first Ban Ka Lan Snake Temple Festival on the birthday of “Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong” which falls on the 6th day of the 1st lunar moon in the Chinese calendar, corresponding to 15th February 2013.

Tickets have been sold for the Charity Food Fair and the proceeds will be in aid of Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital.  There will be hawker stalls to showcase our wide array of hawkers food for visitors to our Snake Festival

In addition, we will put on shows and cultural performances for the entertainment of all visitors.  We will also invite experts from all races to demonstrate their skills on how to make traditional food.

Chinese all over the world celebrate Chinese New Year from the 1st to 15th day of the 1st lunar month of the Chinese calendar and in the Year 2013, it will be from 10th to 24th February inclusive.  So we are asking all Malaysians and foreign visitors to Penang to come and celebrate Chinese New Year with us at the Ban Ka Lan Snake Temple Festival on Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong’s birthday on 15th February 2013.  It is going to be a Double Celebration.  Do come to our street party as it is going to be a fun-filled evening with lots of food and activities for your families.

Press Conference chaired by YB Danny Law Heng Kiang

Press Conference chaired by YB Danny Law Heng Kiang

Joint Organising Committee after Press Conference

Joint Organising Committee of Ban Ka Lan Snake Festival

Discussion after Press Conference between Hokkien Kongsi Trustees and Tham Wei Wei of Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital

Discussion after Press Conference between Hokkien Kongsi Trustees and Tham Wei Wei of Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital

YB Danny Law talking to Hokkien Kongsi members

YB Danny Law talking to Cheah Cheng Ean, Organising Chairman of Snake Festival 2013

Chairman of Hokkien Kongsi, Khoo Kay Hock talking to Jenny Ooi of Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital

Chairman of Hokkien Kongsi, Khoo Kay Hock talking to Jenny Ooi of Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital

Goldie, the albino python with friends from Hokkien Kongsi, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital and Snake Farm

Goldie, the albino python with friends from Hokkien Kongsi, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital and Snake Farm

Hokkien Kongsi Trustees with Joyce Cheah, Project Co-ordinator of AngKongKeng.com and Evonne Lim of OneSMI Sdn. Bhd.

Hokkien Kongsi Trustees with Joyce Cheah, Project Co-Ordinator of AngKongKeng.com and Evonne Lim of OneSMI Sdn. Bhd.

Venue of street party of Snake Festival 2013 in front of Snake Temple

Venue of street party of Snake Festival 2013 in front of Snake Temple