Tuesday, 26 August 2014


A month ago when I went back to Ipoh, I had the good fortune of witnessing a Chai Kung 濟公 Procession at Pasir Pinji . Chai Kung or Ji Gong is a Taoist Diety who can usually be seen smiling in tattered monastic robes, and usually carries a bottle of wine in his right hand, and a fan (believed to be magical) in his left hand. He wears a hat with the Chinese character Fo(佛), meaning "Buddha". He can also be seen holding his shoes in his right hand. Because of his carefree nature, he is rarely ever shown with a serious facial expression.

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