After so many years I did not go for the Chinese New Year street heritage trail and this Chinese New Year I went with my parents as I am quite free on that time, then also take the opportunity to do some street photography as I never do before. It was burning hot in the afternoon and my parents plan to go in the evening. This event had attracted more than 100,000 people around the region.
This event is held yearly during the 6th or 7th day of Chinese New Year or mostly on that weekend to ensure everyone from the north side can enjoy this street thing. All of us that went there will be entertain by a lot of street performance as in the later photo will trail through what is going on. To a lot of photographers, this would consider a great for photoshoot. This post would be alot of photo’s.
The first stop for the day.
a lion dance performance on the street.
the band of drummers
the mini chingay festival
I did not know that, there is a hidden temple inside this building.
and another temple.
This is how the crowd had pour in from all over the place.
A very historic building during long long time ago when Sun Yat Sen had a meeting to overturn China empire back in those days. If you do watch Bodyguard and Assassins
the story is in it.
Then there sell the mini opera puppet.
Then if for Chinese that do not know what is the custome when comes during certain month of the calender, this streets has it all to help you understand chinese customs. With the ingrediant/item need to prepare and when is it and also with the explanation behind the whole process.
This is one of the booth that displaying the item of praying the 9th God which is during the 9th day of CNY.
Further explanation banner is add up on the side of the booth, to help us understand the reason or the story of the whole praying event.
To the main area of the night which is consider one as most of the heritage place. Khoo Kongsi.
On the way walking in, there are a few stalls set up along the path with those who are good in hand craft..
The main temple of Khoo Kongsi is beautifully light up on the night.
Facing directly of the temple which is this stage.
One of the very tradition Putu Mayong from indian.
One of the thing that track back my classic memory was this little cotton candy stall by this uncle. Modern days, there are not many places that offer this kind of cotton candy machine making already as I remember when I was a little kid, during fun fair my parents would buy me and my bro one stick each. Using a stick and circle around the mini cotton candy web around it to make it very fluffy and its best to eat it fresh!
The husband and wife doing it.
If you are looking for a very classic type of item, this shop has it. 47 Armenian street, Pg.
When I am walking back, the chingay team still there and this round they are performing more daring tricks already with 2 person standing on the back and the front one will kick the whole flag post to let the other guy hold on his teeth.
If you are looking for any firefood Char Koay Kak…add on with more tauge and garlic…its just yummm..
went back to the place with Chinese Opera on the stage streets.
The temple was beautifully light up during the night during my first stop.
Am I am very happy with what Penang had held during this festival and surely next year I would return again for more photography. Happy Chinese New Year to all of you again… Huat AH~~~~
Armenian Street, Penang.