Sian Chye Tong commemorates Wesak Day annually with a grand celebration and a state-of the-art float beautifully decorated by their Youth Section. This year it is no exception.
Members and devotees came from all over to attend their Wesak Day celebration on Thursday, 23rd May at 7.30 p.m. Wesak Day is celebrated annually on the 15th day of the 4th moon of the Chinese calendar, which is on 24th May this year. As we are a multi-racial, multi-ethnic society Wesak Day is a public holiday in Malaysia and it is celebrated on a grand scale culminating in a procession of beautifully-decorated, brightly-lit floats in the evening.
Grand Entrance to Sian Chye Tong
Main Hall of Sian Chye Tong
Main Altar of Sian Chye Phor Sat (known as Baby God)
Lighting of oil lamps by devotees. Hard at work is Peter Ho, the maestro.
Official Ceremony started with prayers to Lord Buddha and Sian Chye Phor Sat. From left to right Khoo Kay Hock, Loh Choon Teik, Alice Teoh, Eddie Khoo Gim Siew, Dato’ Seri Khoo Keat Siew, YB Danny Law, YB Teh Lai Heng, Hong Kian Beng and Gary Khoo.
Welcoming Speech by Loh Choon Teik, Chairman of Youth Section
Souvenir presentation to Patrons of Sian Chye Tong by YB Teh Lai Heng.
Group photograph of Patrons with YB Danny Law, Eddie Khoo, YB Teh Lai Heng and Loh Choon Teik.
Wesak Day – a time of giving and receiving. YB Danny Law giving a donation on behalf of Sian Chye Tong to Linda Khoo who accepted it on behalf of Metta Mobile Free Clinic, Penang.
YB Teh Lai Heng, State Assemblyman of Komtar, giving a speech.
Wesak Day Celebration officially declared open. Down came the confetti. (Photograph taken by Peter Ho.)
Float of Sian Chye Tong (photograph taken by Peter Ho).
Devotees praying at Main Altar.
Devotees taking holy water.
Lighting oil lamps for world peace.
Thank you Peter Ho for the beautiful photographs. Much appreciated.