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Nine Emperor Gods Festival 2009
Nine Pictures From The Nine Emperor Gods Festival
Ampang, 18th October 2009: Take Photo RM 5. For nine days, the entire neighbourhood becomes one massive business
operation. Beer company banners are strung on the perimeter fence, while houses display parking fees on their gates.
From the vendors to the panhandlers, it is their once-a-year golden goose. Its commercial success probably inspired
those copycat NEG temples mushrooming all over the country. The temple does give back to society by operating a
kidney dialysis centre and a shelter for the elderly nearby. Incidentally, the compound of these two places are the best
spots to park. Parking charges apply, naturally. To be fair, the hawker (in the picture above) do offer a rather unique
product. He probably got fed up with all the shutterbugs poking their lenses closely and scaring away customers.
See Next Pic

How To Get There: Directions & Map To Ampang Kau Ong Yah Temple
See Also Some Of My Previous Photo Essays On The Festival:
The Procession Through Ampang Town (2007)
| Nine Emperor Gods Festival (2003)

See more pics: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

Exposure Info: Olympus E-3, ISO 400, f4, 1/160 sec
Photograph, title & caption by & copyright © 2009 TV SMITH

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