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God of Prosperity's (Twa Peh Kong) Float Procession
Title:
God of Prosperity's (Twa Peh Kong) Float Procession
When:
27.02.2010 - 28.02.2010 18.00 h - 22.00 h
Where:
George Town, Penang - George Town
Category:
events 2010

Description

Date: 27th and 28th Feb 2010
Time: 6pm
Venue: 35 & 57, Armenian Street, Penang
Organizer: Poh Hock Seah
Tel: 012-4860211

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Twa Peh Kong Hneoh Grand Float Procession In tune with tradition, the management of Poh Hock Seah has continued to organize and hold these Chneah Hoay ceremonies and processions annually.

There are basically two types of procession. i.e. the normal yearly procession known as ‘Twa Peh Kong Chneah Hoay’ procession and the once in 12 years, held in the year of the Tiger, which is called ‘Twa Peh Kong Hneoh’ Grand Float procession.

The difference is that the former are held by Poh Hock Seah itself, whereas the latter is done on a much grandeur scale with other participating units joining in. Another human aspect of this Twa Peh Kong Hneoh Grand Float procession, since independence, is that all the past Chief Ministers of Penang have had the occasion to lead the procession in the course of their tenure.

The last Grand Float procession was held in 1998. Come February 28th, 2010 the committee will hold another Grand Float procession. ‘Chneah Hoay’ Ceremony - Saturday, 27th February 2010 (14th Day of Chinese 1st Moon) @ 11:00p.m.Twa Peh Kong Hneoh Grand Float Procession 2010 - Sunday, 28th February 2010 (15th Day of Chinese 1st Moon) @ 08:00p.m.

大伯公香花车大游行 为传承传统,寶福社理事会每年循例承办举行请火仪式及神辇巡境游行。 寶福社的神辇巡境游行,可分俩种。那就是每一年元宵节当晚举行的大伯公神辇巡境游行,称为‘大伯公请火游行’,又每逢十二年一次之虎年,寶福社所举行大型的‘大伯公香花车大游行’。 两项游行不同之处为前者是寶福社举行本身游行,后者是寶福社承办,与各庙街区团体组成的盛大花车游行。 值得一提的事,自我国独立以来,历任槟城州首席部长都莅临为‘大伯公香花车大游行’主持及领导游行。 上一回的‘大伯公香花车大游行’於一九九八年举行。在来临的二零一零年二月二十八日,我们将再举行另一次的‘大伯公香花车大游行’。 请火仪式 -二零一零年二月二十七日, 星期六(农历正月十四日)晚上十一时庚寅年大伯公香花车大游行 -二零一零年二月二十八日, 星期日(农历正月十五日晚上八时)

 

Route for 27th Feb 2010's procession:

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Route for 28th February 2010's procession:

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Kwong Wah e-Newspaper

海珠屿大伯公年十四晚请火 预测槟州一年兴衰

二零一零年二月二十五日 凌晨十二时一分

(槟城24日讯)要预测槟州一年的兴衰,除了透过风水师,就是宝福社大伯公庙于今年2月27日(星期六)即农历正月十四日晚上11时30分至午夜之间,在槟城丹绒道光海珠屿大伯公庙的“请火”仪式。

要了解请火仪式,就必须追溯到霹雳路椰园的建德堂时期。建德堂建于1844年12月31日,于1889年经过英国政府的社团法令实行以后,这个组织即被解散,随后于1890年,宝福社随之成立,从那时开始继承了建德堂的请火传统直至今天。

至于为何会有请火仪式?有这样的一个口述历史:即不同帮派的火拼,之后因受到当时的英警逮捕,为避免被捕而四分逃散。建德堂即从当时开始,为了纪念这个火拼的日子,而开始施行请火仪式。

另外也有一个民间解说,就是在1844年建德堂成立之际,建德堂的福建帮会友,跟丹绒道光的客家帮友人,是以兄弟相称。他们每一年都会在农历正月十四晚,前往客家人福德正神庙聚集叙旧,直至明早天亮各自回家。这就是大伯公请火的渊源。

宝福社大伯公请火仪式,并没有一个固定时刻,请火吉时是以本头公屿海岸外的一粒石头的潮涨为依据。当潮水涨到最高潮而淹盖过该石头时,请火仪式就宣告开始。一般上,请火仪式都是在晚上11时30分至午夜之间展开。

在请火仪式未进行之前,先将庙内之善男信女全部请出,庙内只有宝福社社友,请火进行时,必须将庙内灯光及油灯全熄灭,然后将香支放满在大伯公香担内的一个特制火鼎内,社友就开始准备请火。请火是由宝福社社友以扇子煽火鼎,直到发火焰为止,以观火势之猛烈。火势越烈,则象征槟城的经济前景越兴旺,前后煽三次,以鼎的火势,亦即代表是年的年头、年中及年尾之经济旺衰情况,当请火仪式完毕后,庙内的灯光及油灯又全部点亮,开铁闸让善男信女进庙膜拜。

值得一提的是,海珠屿大伯公庙今年也首度参与宝福社每12年逢虎年必举行的大伯公神辇巡境大游行。

本头公巷宝福社元宵节 虎年大伯公香花车大游行

今年的正月十五元宵节亮点特别多,除了请火仪式和抛柑外,本头公巷宝福社将举办12年一次的逢寅年(虎年)大伯公香花车大游行,预料是次游行队伍将会是最庞大的一次,共获得54个单位参与其盛!

12年逢虎年举行 54单位参与其盛

这项游行活动始于1844年,至今已经拥有166年历史,是该社每隔12年即举行的活动。

据悉,基于虎年多动乱,每逢虎年总会引起社会一些乱象、纷争,甚至是祸事,因此,该社即以大伯公的出游镇压祈福,在遏止乱象的衍生,减低虎年所带来的凶性和化解戾气的同时,也保佑国泰民安。

而大伯公出游巡境所经之地,居民皆可上前参香或换香;换香即以自已的三支膜拜清香换取大伯公的三炷清香。

游行队伍从宝福社开始出发,途经椰脚街,牛干冬、槟榔律、车水路、邦咯路、雳霹路、安顺路、中路、头条路、过港仔横街、八条路、过港仔(崔耀才路)、土库街、义兴街、椰脚街至宝福社。

 

 


Wednesday February 24, 2010

The Star online

Big cat to take part in temple float procession
By CHRISTINA CHIN
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GEORGE TOWN: A three-metre-long, bright orange tiger is set to “scare” away bad luck when it joins the Tua Pek Kong Hneoh Grand Float Procession 2010 here on Feb 28.

The Koay Leng Boay temple float will be among the 56 floats to hit the streets during Chap Goh Meh.

It is touted as the biggest float procession to be held in the northern region since 1988.

Temple committee member Ooi Teck Soon said the 10km procession is only held in the year of the tiger which is once every 12 years.

He said the temple spent almost RM10,000 on the float.

“Thanks to donations from well-wishers, we were able to build this massive float.

“About 15 volunteers have been working hard for close to two months to design and build the tiger which can move its head,” he said, adding that the animal which many Chinese perceive as ominous, was depicted coming out of a majestic mountain.

He said no expense was spared to light up the styrofoam float.

“We have spotlights and the whole works.

“No matter what procession we participate in, we always do it on a large scale, otherwise there will be no point participating,” he said.

The procession, which is organised by the Poh Hock Seah Association will start at 8pm. There will be a parade of antiques including a century-old sedan chair.

Association secretary Lim Kim Chuan said each temple is estimated to have spent at least RM20,000 to participate in the procession.

He said the incense urn (hneoh tnah) would make its rounds to the various Chinese temples within the inner city.

For details, call Kim Chuan at 016-551 7815 or e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or log on to pohhockseah.blogspot.com.


Grand do to tame the ‘Tiger’ Procession            


Thursday January 7, 2010
The Star Online - By TAN SIN CHOW

A GRAND float procession to dispel “suey” (bad luck in Hokkien) will be organised by the Poh Hock Seah Association in George Town on Feb 28.

The 10km procession is only held in the year of the Tiger which is once in 12 years, said association deputy president Tan Lye Hock.

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Poh Hock Seah adviser Lim Eng Soon highlighting details of the carvings on the century-old sedan chair which will be paraded during the 2010 Tua Pek Kong Hneoh Grand Float Procession on Fet

“As the Chinese have always perceived the year of the Tiger as ominous, we hope the procession will bring luck and bless the people with good health and wealth,” he said.

Tan said 49 Tua Pek Kong groups, Chinese temples, shrines and organisations would take part in the 2010 Tua Pek Kong Hneoh Grand Float Procession.

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(From right) Poh Hock Seah secretary Lim Kim Chuan, adviser Lim Eng Soon, deputy president Tan Lye Hock and president Datuk Lim Chooi Beng taking a closer look at the design of the century-old sedan chair which will be araded during the grand procession. On the left is the hand-sewn cylindrical umbrella.


“The response is overwhelming in comparison with 36 teams which participated in the previous procession in 1998,” he told a press conference at the association’s premises-cum-temple on Armenian Street.
He said the procession would also see the parade of the temple’s century-old sedan chair and its hand-sewn cylindrical umbrella.

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(From right) Poh Hock Seah secretary Lim Kim Chuan, deputy president Tan Lye Hock and president Datuk Lim Chooi Beng taking a closer look at the design of the century-old sedan chair which will be araded during the grand procession.
“The public should grab the opportunity to catch a glimpse of these antiques which are seldom on display.


“Besides, many temples’ deities will also be paraded,” he said.

The 10km procession on the 15th day of the first month in the lunar calendar (Chap Goh Meh) will start at 8pm.

The procession will begin from the temple on Armenian Street and make its way to Masjid Kapitan Kling, Chulia Street, Penang Road, Burma Road, Pangkor Road, Perak Road, Anson Road, Macalister Road, Magazine Road, McNair Street, Sandilands Street, Jalan C.Y. Choy, Beach Street, Church Street, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling and back to the temple.

Association secretary Lim Kim Chuan said they planned to hold a grander celebration for Tua Pek Kong in conjunction with its 120th birthday.

“A three-day celebration is scheduled to be held starting from Sept 30 which is equivalent to the 23rd day of the eight month in the lunar calendar.

“An elaborate programme is being planned,” he said.

For details, call Lim at 016-5517815 or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or log on to pohhockseah.blogspot.com.

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George Town, Penang
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