Kek Lok Si all lit up to welcome Year of the Tiger

08 Feb 2010, The Star Publications

GEORGE TOWN: More than 10,000 lanterns and 230,000 decorative bulbs turned the Kek Lok Si Temple into a fairyland of lights as fireworks and firecrackers were set off to welcome the Year of the Tiger.

This year’s annual Chinese New Year lighting ceremony was made more special as the 119-year-old temple in Air Itam also celebrated its entry into the Malaysia Book of Records.

Hundreds of devotees, tourists and community leaders turned up to offer prayers and watch the spectacular sight as the colourful pagodas and ornate rooftops dazzled in multi-coloured lights.

..... details at The Star 08-02-2010

Kek Lok Si, Air Itam, Penang Island

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