Cheng Beng celebrations at Wat Nikrodharam

The Chinese community of Alor Setar came together to celebrate the annual “Cheng Beng” festival recently, as they remember and honour their loved ones.  Families came in flocks to layout their burnt offerings in honour of their loved ones, who have passed from this world at the Alor Setar’s famous Siamese Buddhist Temple, Wat Nikrodharam.



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