Penang 大士爷 Hungry Ghost Festival 2014

It’s now the 7th month of the Chinese Lunar calender and it is this month that the Chinese folks belief that the gates of hell will be open. Dead souls are allowed to roam the streets of the living for this month. Phor Thor or the Hungry Ghost Festival is being held to worship the Tai Su Yeah for good luck and protection.

This huge 大士爷 (Tai Su Yeah) paper effigy is the largest in Malaysia. It is located at Jalan Pasar, Bukit Mertajam. The craft work on this paper effigy is just amazing.


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