Nine Emperor Gods Festival

Sharing the fun and the blogs and the photo tips!

October 17, 2012

Today is a sharing day. The joy in this photo has to bring a smile to your face! Was everyone having as much fun as we were? I haven’t been to the Ampang temple for two days but I can tell…

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Nine Reasons For Loving The Nine Emperor Gods Festival

October 16, 2012

I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets a little rush of adrenalin when the flags go up along Jln Ampang to mark the route to the Kow Ong Yah temple. The ninth lunar month is here and at…

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Men performing a ritual

An Evening’s Invitation – and lots of photos!

October 15, 2012

If you are a photographer, you need to be here! If you love color, you need to be here! If, like me, you love high energy and friendly crowds and just plain fun, you need to be here! Don’t just…

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The Beauty of the World

October 14, 2012

I took this shot this morning at the Nine Emperor Gods Temple. The Swamiji from a neighbouring Hindu temple came to pay his respects. Such a lovely moment. Sorry no time to post more. Lots going on up there and…

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Super Sunday is here!

October 13, 2012

Despite the heavy rain today, preparations continued for Sunday’s procession. The sedan chairs have been cleaned up and put on display. The lamp pole will go up at about 11AM, and by 6pm the participants in the parade will start…

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Getting Ready at Kow Ong Yah Ampang

October 12, 2012

Sharing photos of the Nine Emperor Gods festival is one of the highlights of my year. That may seem silly but it’s the truth. So here we are again! I hope that you enjoy the 2012 blog. I invite you…

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Nine Emperor Gods 2012 Begins October 15

September 25, 2012

We are almost to the Ninth month once again. Wow! The year went quickly. I will be at the Kau Ong Yah Lam Thian Kiong in Ampang this year. The lantern will be raised on the 14th and the procession…

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Nine Emperor God tours by Hallway Events

September 24, 2012

The Nine Emperor Gods festival 2012 begins on October 14 with the procession to collect the Emperor and runs until Oct 24th.  Hallway Events has two tours planned, one with Malaysia Culture Group and another with InterNations.  Members of these…

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A burning boat

Culmination – Balance in Fire and Water

October 16, 2011

The send off for the Emperor has long been one of my favourite parts of the Nine Emperor Gods festival. I am used to the Ampang style of send off and the Hong Kong St rituals were very different. I…

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A man blowing water into another man’s mouth

Trances and Pierces Penang-Style

October 11, 2011

As one moves north in Malaysia, the Nine Emperor Gods Festival becomes synonymous with the antics of mediums possessed by the Chinese gods. Many of you will think of Phuket, Thailand, where the Nine Emperor Gods Festival is known as…

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