Updated: 26 Feb 2013

Also known as Kew Ong Yeah, this nine-day festival is a celebration of the spirits of the Nine Emperor Gods as their spirits descend on this earth via the possession of mediums. Apart from these mediums being put into a trance, you will also be able to witness rituals such as skewering and firewalking. If you only have a day to spare, make it the last day of this festival when the Gods are sent off to the sea through a procession. This ‘Emperor Boat’ is escorted by other multicolored floats.


Address: Temple of the Nine Emperor Gods
Lot. 894 & 896, Mukim 14, Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth, Penang.

Contact: Penang State Tourism Development & Culture Office

Tel: +604 650 5136 / +604 261 9012

Website: http://www.towbookong.org.my

From: Oct 5, 2013  To: Oct 13, 2013

Time: 9am-11pm