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Horses and Zodiac Signs at Ban Ka Lan Festival 2014

This event was jointly organised by Hokkien Kongsi, Penang; Penang State Tourism Development and Culture and the Snake Temple Area Residents Committee at Snake Temple, Jalan Tokong Ular on the evening of Tuesday, 4th February 2014.  It was on the 5th day of Chinese New Year which is the Year of the Horse.

As one walked into the venue along Jalan Tokong Ular there was an air of gaiety and festivity.  We went early at 5.30 p.m. to be in time for the official event at 7.30 p.m. and it was a good time to to take photos before the crowds came.  There were the 12 beautiful zodiac signs on display with horses as well.  I shall try to share with you the photos I have taken with my little camera trying to capture the sights, essence and atmosphere of this gala event.

Organisers checking and preparing the stage for the Official Launching of the Flame Watching Festival 2014

Organisers checking and preparing the stage for the Official Launching of the Flame Watching Festival 2014

Jalan Tokong Ular, Venue of the Ban Ka Lan Festival 2014

Jalan Tokong Ular, Venue of the Ban Ka Lan Festival 2014

Twelve Zodiac signs on display with the Horse taking centre stage.  The famous wooden horse is  usually on display at New World Park.  In main photo to Horse is Khoo Kay Hock, Yeoh Seng Hoe, Khoo Kee Chooi and Ong Hock Lye, creator of the Horse.

Twelve Zodiac signs on display with the Horse taking centre stage. The famous wooden horse is usually on display at New World Park. In main photo of Horse is Khoo Kay Hock, Khoo Kee Chooi, Yeoh Seng Hoe and Ong Hock Lye (creator of the Horse) of OHL Gallery.

Chor Soo Kong Temples from Penang setting up kiosks for the Chiah Hoay Ceremony which would commence from 11 p.m. onwards.

Chor Soo Kong Temples from Penang setting up kiosks for the Chiah Hoay Ceremony which would commence from 11 p.m. onwards.  Centre Photo below shows Cheng Hoe Seah kiosk.

For more details on the the Flame Watching Ceremony (Chiah Hoay) by Cheng Hoe Seah, please refer to http://ritalim937.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/ban-ka-lan-snake-temple-annual-flame-watching-festival-2014/

Take your pick of your favourite horse.

Take your pick of your favourite horse.

Dragons leading dignitaries to pay homage to Chor Soo Kong.

Dragons leading dignitaries to pay homage to Chor Soo Kong.

Official Launching Ceremony of the Ban Ka Lan Flame Watching Festival 2014.

Official Launching Ceremony of the Ban Ka Lan Flame Watching Festival 2014.

Star attraction of the evening - The Shanghai China Cultural Acrobatic Performance.

Star attraction of the evening’s programme – The Shanghai China Cultural Acrobatic Performance.

Chiah Hoay Ceremony by Cheng Hoe Seah at altar of Chor Soo Kong in Main Hall of Snake Temple.

Chiah Hoay Ceremony by Cheng Hoe Seah at altar of Chor Soo Kong in Main Hall of Snake Temple.

Prediction for Penang’s Economy for Year of Horse 2014.  First 4 months – average; next 4 months – good; and last 4 months of the year – average.

Official Opening of Khoo Kongsi Art Gallery

The Art Gallery, situated in the left courtyard of Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, was officially open by Y.B. Danny Law Heng Kiang on Friday, 12th July 2013 at 11.30 a.m.  The Trustees of Khoo Kongsi hope to use this venue to promote art and cultural heritage of Penang.  For the opening ceremony, the Art Gallery showcased the works of two Khoo clansmen, Khoo Khay Tat and Khoo Cheang Jin.

The much-awaited Khoo Kongsi Virtual Tour DVD by Leslie Lai was also launched by Y.B. Danny Law during this auspicious occasion.

Sneak Preview of the Art Gallery.  From left to right - Khoo Kay Hock, Gary Khoo, Datuk Seri Khoo Keat Siew, Khoo Kee Chooi, Khoo Kay Cheng and Khoo Khay Hock.

Sneak Preview of the Art Gallery. From left to right – Khoo Kay Hock, Gary Khoo, Datuk Seri Khoo Keat Siew, Khoo Kee Chooi, Khoo Kay Cheng and Khoo Khay Hock.

Guests at the Official Ceremony - Khoo Pok Kok, Yan Chen, Christine Tang and Khoo Kay Hock

Khoo Pok Kok, Yan Chen, Christine Tang and Khoo Kay Hock.

Guests chatting with friends while awaiting the arrival of Guest of Honour, Y. B. Danny Law.

Guests chatting with friends while awaiting the arrival of Guest of Honour, Y. B. Danny Law.

Well-known Japanese Artist Katsuhiro Sato with his wife at our Official Opening Ceremony.

Khoo Kay Hock with well-known Japanese Artist Dr. Katsuhiro Sato and his wife at our Official Opening Ceremony.

Y.B. Danny Law signing the guest book upon arrival.

Y.B. Danny Law signing the guest book upon arrival.

Chairman of Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, Datuk Seri Khoo Keat Siew, giving a speech.

Chairman of Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, Datuk Seri Khoo Keat Siew, giving a speech.

Y.B. Danny Law Heng Kiang giving a speech.

Y.B. Danny Law Heng Kiang giving a speech.

Artist Khoo Khay Tat, Khoo Boo Yeang, Datuk Seri Khoo Keat Siew and Artist Khoo Cheang Jin listening to the speech of Y.B. Danny Law.

Artist Khoo Khay Tat, Khoo Boo Yeang, Datuk Seri Khoo Keat Siew, Artist Khoo Cheang Jin, Alyssa Khoo and guests listening to the speech of Y.B. Danny Law.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by Khoo Khay Tat, Datuk Seri KHoo Keat Siew, Y.B. Danny Law, Khoo Boo Yeang and Khoo Cheang Jin.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by Khoo Khay Tat, Datuk Seri Khoo Keat Siew, Y.B. Danny Law, Khoo Boo Yeang and Khoo Cheang Jin.

Art Gallery is now officially open for public viewing.

Art Gallery is now officially open for public viewing.

Launching of the Khoo Kongsi Virtual Tour DVD by  Y.B. Danny Law.

Launching of the Khoo Kongsi Virtual Tour DVD by Y.B. Danny Law.

Tour of the Art Gallery with the artists in attendance.

Tour of the Art Gallery by VIPs with the artists in attendance.

Wendy Khoo, Douglas Khoo and Khoo Kay Hock enjoying the snacks and refreshment  after the Opening Ceremony.

Wendy Khoo, Douglas Khoo and Khoo Kay Hock enjoying the snacks and refreshment after the Opening Ceremony.

I will leave you with this beautiful majestice photo the pride of the Khoo Clan - Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, the Heritage Jewel of Penang.  Seen in photo is Khoo Boo Hong.

I will leave you with this beautiful photo 0f the pride of the Khoo Clan – Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, the Heritage Jewel of Penang. Seen in photo is Khoo Boo Hong.