Jade Emperor’s birthday celebration at Pulau Betong

The Hokkiens and other devotees of the Thni Kong (Jade Emperor) at the little village of Pulau Betong celebrated the deity’s birthday on the ninth day of the Chinese New Year. The village mostly Chinese inshore fishermen families, came all out to celebrate and to offer their prayers last night.

The offerings to the Jade Emperor included roast pork and the must-haves such as ang koo (red tortoise buns), mee koo (red-coloured buns), huat kuih (prosperous cakes), t’ng tak (sugar pagodas) and sugar cane.

Video by Jimmy Leow