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Puppet show in the 7th month (ghost month), Geylang, Singapore  photographed by KC Eng  Leica SL with Leica 35mm Summicron F2 ver. 4 “The Bokeh King”

Puppet show in the 7th month (ghost month), Geylang, Singapore

photographed by KC Eng

Leica SL with Leica 35mm Summicron F2 ver. 4 “The Bokeh King”

Puppet Show at Geylang, Singapore during the Ghost Festival.

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.

Puppet show in the 7th month (ghost month), Geylang, Singapore  photographed by KC Eng  Leica SL with Leica 35mm Summicron F2 ver. 4 “The Bokeh King”

Puppet show in the 7th month (ghost month), Geylang, Singapore

photographed by KC Eng

Leica SL with Leica 35mm Summicron F2 ver. 4 “The Bokeh King”

Puppet show in the 7th month (ghost month), Geylang, Singapore  photographed by KC Eng  Leica SL with Leica 35mm Summicron F2 ver. 4 “The Bokeh King”

Puppet show in the 7th month (ghost month), Geylang, Singapore

photographed by KC Eng

Leica SL with Leica 35mm Summicron F2 ver. 4 “The Bokeh King”

Puppet show in the 7th month (ghost month), Geylang, Singapore  photographed by KC Eng  Leica SL with Leica 35mm Summicron F2 ver. 4 “The Bokeh King”

Puppet show in the 7th month (ghost month), Geylang, Singapore

photographed by KC Eng

Leica SL with Leica 35mm Summicron F2 ver. 4 “The Bokeh King”

During this month, the gates of hell are opened up and ghosts are free to roam the earth where they seek food and entertainment. These ghosts are believed to be ancestors of those who forgot to pay tribute to them after they died, or those who were never given a proper ritual send-off. They have long needle-thin necks because they have not been fed by their family, or as a punishment so that they are unable to swallow. Family members offer prayers to their deceased relatives, offer food and drink and burn hell bank notes and other forms of joss paper.

Puppet show in the 7th month (ghost month), Geylang, Singapore  photographed by KC Eng  Leica SL with Leica 35mm Summicron F2 ver. 4 “The Bokeh King”

Puppet show in the 7th month (ghost month), Geylang, Singapore

photographed by KC Eng

Leica SL with Leica 35mm Summicron F2 ver. 4 “The Bokeh King”

Puppet show in the 7th month (ghost month), Geylang, Singapore  photographed by KC Eng  Leica SL with Leica 35mm Summicron F2 ver. 4 “The Bokeh King”

Puppet show in the 7th month (ghost month), Geylang, Singapore

photographed by KC Eng

Leica SL with Leica 35mm Summicron F2 ver. 4 “The Bokeh King”

Puppet show in the 7th month (ghost month), Geylang, Singapore  photographed by KC Eng  Leica SL with Leica 35mm Summicron F2 ver. 4 “The Bokeh King”

Puppet show in the 7th month (ghost month), Geylang, Singapore

photographed by KC Eng

Leica SL with Leica 35mm Summicron F2 ver. 4 “The Bokeh King”

Puppet show in the 7th month (ghost month), Geylang, Singapore  photographed by KC Eng  Leica SL with Leica 35mm Summicron F2 ver. 4 “The Bokeh King”

Puppet show in the 7th month (ghost month), Geylang, Singapore

photographed by KC Eng

Leica SL with Leica 35mm Summicron F2 ver. 4 “The Bokeh King”

Puppet show in the 7th month (ghost month), Geylang, Singapore  photographed by KC Eng  Leica SL with Leica 35mm Summicron F2 ver. 4 “The Bokeh King”

Puppet show in the 7th month (ghost month), Geylang, Singapore

photographed by KC Eng

Leica SL with Leica 35mm Summicron F2 ver. 4 “The Bokeh King”

Puppet show in the 7th month (ghost month), Geylang, Singapore  photographed by KC Eng  Leica SL with Leica 35mm Summicron F2 ver. 4 “The Bokeh King”

Puppet show in the 7th month (ghost month), Geylang, Singapore

photographed by KC Eng

Leica SL with Leica 35mm Summicron F2 ver. 4 “The Bokeh King”