Talk on “Phor Tor in Penang”

Date: 18 August 2019 (Sunday)

Time: 5.00pm to 6.00pm

Venue: Penang Heritage Trust, 26 Church Street 

Fees: RM10(members)/ RM 20(non-members)

RSVP: info@pht.org.my or call +604-2642631

August 1st marked the start of the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival. In Penang, this festival transforms the streets into colourful landscapes, where the young and old come out to celebrate and observe the rituals of the month. But, have you wondered about the meanings and significance of this festival that shapes part of the Chinese ethos? Have you questioned the many rites, rituals and taboos associated with this festival?

Come join PHT’s Ben Wismen as he brings you closer towards understanding the Chinese netherworld, ghosts and the hungry ghost festival in this special talk. He will also share some of the interesting stories associated with the festival, and elaborate on the relevance of this festival in modern day Penang.