Saturday, 13 September 2014
Tua Pek Kong galore
There are around 90 consecrated statues of the deity, Tua Pek Kong, specially brought in from several countries (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Burma, Taiwan and China, among them) on display this weekend at the Poh Hock Seah in Armenian Street, George Town.
In celebration of the joint seventh international Hock Teik cultural festival and the sixth Tua Pek Kong festival this year, the statues of the revered popular deity will paraded in a colourful grand procession around the city on Sunday beginning seven o'clock in the evening.
According to the brochure below, there are 57 floats in the procession which will follow this route: Poh Hock Seah at Armenian Street, Pitt Street, Farquhar Street, Northam Road, Penang Road, Burmah Road, Anson Road, MacAlister Road, Penang Road, Dr Lim Chwee Leong Road, McNair Street, Magazine Road, Brick Kiln Road, Bridge Street, Noordin Street Ghaut, Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway, Weld Quay, Light Street, Pitt Street and back to Poh Hock Seah.