Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Five Lanterns

This unique Five Lanterns are placed at the front of a Chinese Temple. It is unique because the older generation in Penang used to named it "Goh Pa Teng" which signifies the location and the street. It is located near Armenian Street in Penang, in front of "Poh Hock Siah" in Hokkien dialect; Chinese temple.
Well, history notes that the early chinese settlements in Penang used to form societies /clans / gangs. This is one of the Landmark whereby they speak of and gather at the temple to discuss social issues and problems. Like say, you watch the Chinese mafia movie whereby they gather and talk and negociate......... so this is the place!

1 comment:

Hilda said...

It's a lovely lantern and a great way to mark the building.