Tua Pek Kong Festival

Tua Pek Kong Festival

There always seems to be a celebration or festival happening in George Town, Penang. In September 2014, we attended the Tua Pek Kong Festival.

The Poh Hock Seah Temple, which is located on George Town’s famous Armenian Street, hosted this 3-day birthday celebration of the Taoist God of Prosperity, Tua Pek Kong. The most memorable part for us was the drumming display. It was quite intense. Other events were scattered around the city and included a lighting ceremony of the festival archway and lanterns and a nighttime parade with colorfully lit floats.