Penang First Taoist Float Procession 槟城太上老君古庙游神 – Last Sunday, Penang has its first Taoist Float Procession with a spiritual route of 11.8km, and a length of 4km of more than 80 floats, representing different Taoist temple around Penang, and other state.
This Taoist float procession was organized in conjunction with the 115th Anniversary of the Lean Wah Thong Temple in Air Itam, Penang. It has attracted many locals and tourists to experience the float procession and also caused some traffic congestion in town.
I didn’t really know about it at first until my grandma told me about this event, only then I searched on the Internet and found out about it. It’s very cool, with many different Taoism god on the decorated float and many devotees join the procession. It’s a very happenings night, but I think the state tourism and culture authority should tell people more about it, so more people can experience the event as I know many didn’t know about this event.
I went to Pangkor Road and Jalan Dato Kramat to photograph the event. Hopefully, this kind of event will occur every year in Penang to attract more tourists and devotees to Penang.
More photos after the break.