Chinese New Year Fireworks On The 8th Night At Kek Lok Si


Every year, Chinese all around the world, especially Hokkiens will pray to the Sky God during the 8th night of Chinese New Year. This night is called Pai Ti Kong in Hokkien and many Chinese Penangites celebrate this occasion. The only thing I like about this occasion is the many, many fireworks that light up the sky half an hour before and after 12am.

This was my first time and there is no better place to see the spectacular view of fireworks than at the foot of Kuan Yin statue in Kek Lok Si temple. Any building with high ground would do actually, but I can only think of Kek Lok Si.

Actually, when we reached at about 11pm, the fireworks carnival in the sky has already started. We could actually hear the noisiness while checking out the newly built shade around the Goddess of Mercy.

The height of Kuan Yin is 30.2m, the 42nd tallest in the world.

The newly erected pillars.

The plaque at the back of the Kuan Yin statue.

Felt like a tourist. Anyways, after checking out everything that was new, we found myself a nice spot and

enjoyed the sea of fireworks.

After that, we went to Air Itam market to eat the MOST DELICIOUS duck rice in Penang for supper. I rarely come by as Air Itam is relatively far and it only opens at 12am.

Nevertheless, downing this entire plate was MIND BLASTING!