At 11.30 p.m. on the 5th day of the 1st lunar month, there is the usual “Chneah Hoay” ceremony by Cheng Hoe Seah to forecast the economy of Penang. Usually the Main Hall of Snake Temple is so full of devotees that it is difficult for our photographers to take photos. I received photos from Max Teoh Yeam Chuan (Alpha Moments Photography) and I was so impressed by the sequential photos he took of the “Chneah Hoay” Ceremony that I would like to share them with you. The other photos were taken by Michael Chuan. I think these are priceless photos and I am documenting them for posterity. I have also added a sublime fish-eye shot taken by our Webmaster Peter Ho of the Main Hall of Snake Temple.
Thank you Peter Ho, Max Teoh and Michael Chuan for taking these wonderful photos in such crowded and smoky condition. Certainly not an easy task at all.