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Kuching Port Authority celebrated the “Hungry Ghosts” Festival 2018
Posted on : 05 Sep 2018
 

The Chinese community at Kuching Port celebrated the “Hungry Ghosts” Festival (Zhongyuan Jie/ Yu Lan Hui/ Chinese All Souls’ Day) on Sunday, 2 September 2018 at Pending and Senari Terminals. 

 

During the Seventh Lunar Month, it is believed that the gate of hell is opened to allow spirits and ghosts to go back to the living world.  Those have families visit their families and those without families roam the streets seeking food and entertainment.  Thus, every year on the Seventh Lunar Month, with the support and sponsorship from KPA management, employees and the port users, KPA Yu Lan Hui Committee organizes the celebration at Pending and Senari Terminals where offerings are made to appease the spirits and ghosts.

 

An appreciation dinner was also held in the evening, which was attended by about 300 people, including the General Manager, Mr. Robert Lau, KPA Yu Lan Hui organizing committee members, contractors, shipping and forwarding agents and other port users.  Mr. Robert Lau said:  “We would like to thank all the sponsors and helpers who made the event possible”.


KPA Yu Lan Hui Committee members and sponsors / port users at the appreciation dinner for "Zhong Yuan Jie" / Yu Lan Hui 2018.




An offering of Chivas.


A wide variety of foods are the offerings at the Yu Lan Hui celebration.