The Ghost Festival is held during the seventh month of the Chinese calendar. It also falls at the same time as a full moon, the new season, the fall harvest, the peak of Buddhist monastic asceticism, the rebirth of ancestors, and the assembly of the local community.
The word Geylang with one possible link in the stock vocabulary of the Malay is geylanggan meaning to "twist" or "crush" a reference to the process of extracting the coconut meat and milk used by the locals to thicken curries in Malay-Chinese (Peranakan) cuisine.
Yet again Geylang in the old days of Singapore is fill with marsh and coconut plantation beside and adjacent to the mouth of the Kallang River, home to the Orang Laut (sea gypsies).
The wait in a rainy day. Crossing from Penang to Butterworth, Butterworth now is primarily driven by the industries and maritime trade. Workers from Penang island travelled to Butterworth via 2 link bridge and ferry. Ferry is directly link to George Town, capital of Penang. Ferry rides are charged only 1 way, return trip from Butterworth to Penang. The crossing takes around 15 minutes via ferry.
A view from Eastern and Oriental Hotel, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia Penang coming from the modern Malay word Pulau Pinang, the Island of the Areca Nut Palm. In the 15th century, Penang Island was referred to as 檳榔嶼 in the navigational drawings used by Admiral Zheng He 鄭和 of Ming China (明朝)
George Town of Penang Island was founded by Francis Light as a free port, to entice traders from the Dutch trading post.
On the top of the main door of a village house reads 颖川 (yǐng chuān), to be read from right to left, traditional Chinese writing, which meant the people that are living in there carries the family name Chen or 陈. In Chinese this is called 堂號.
The dragon is made from straws from the padi (also known as Straw Dragon or 槄草龙). This Fire Dragon as part of its traditional temple event. The event starts with the temple members and devotees lighting the big joss sticks and stick them firmly onto the head, body and tail of the dragon. There was also the pearl ball which is also stuck with joss sticks.
Hi-lighted Green. Chinatown, Singapore 2019 photographed by KC Eng. Leica SL with Leica SL 50 f1.4
The back lanes of Chinatown are filled unique colors. In post war period, these back lanes were the warm bed for mobile hawkers selling local delicacies and small businesses like barbers, shoe smith etc.
After School. Students waiting for public bus. Singapore 2019. photographed by KC Eng. The Agsagoff Arab School was founded in 1912 by its founder and benefactor Syed Mohamed b Ahmed Alsagoff. The institution only enrolled boys for the first 3 decades of its existence