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Date: 27th and 28th Feb 2010
Venue: 35 & 57, Armenian Street, Penang
Organizer: Poh Hock Seah
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:
Route for 28th February 2010's procession:
Kwong Wah e-Newspaper
Wednesday February 24, 2010
The Star online
Big cat to take part in temple float procession
By CHRISTINA CHIN
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.
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.
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.
(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.
(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.
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