Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Coming Up... Nine Emperor Gods Festival 2015

Ampang Nine Emperor Gods Festival, 安邦南天宫九皇爷
Yes, time files so quickly... It is almost that time of the year again, the time of Nine Emperor Gods Festival 2015. Here in Ampang, the famous Nine Emperor Gods Temple had already started the preparation for the festival a week ago.

Yesterday, the Lantern pole was taken out to the courtyard of the temple.... 

So get ready folks for nine days of vegetarian fair, smoky joss sticks, Chinese opera, clanging bells and lots of activity at Ampang Nine Emperor Gods Festival 2015. The first day of the festival falls on the 13th Oct 2015 and the ninth day is on the 21st of Oct 2015.

However, here at Ampang, the festivities start on the eve, 12th of Oct 2015 with the Lantern Pole raising (click for 2013's lantern pole raising ceremony) and then followed by the invitation in the evening that includes a procession.

So keep those dates free and do remember, here at Ampang Nine Emperor Gods Festival, the hustle and bustle starts in the evening and goes on till the early hours or the morning (like 3 - 4am).


  • 12 Oct 2015 - Eve of the festival (raising the lantern pole) and invitation of the Nine Emperor Gods in the evening (procession).
  • 13 Oct 2015 - First day of the festival
  • 14 Oct 2015 - Invitation of the Finance Minister (procession)
  • 21 Oct 2015 - Ninth day (last day) of the festival

Stay tuned for more fun images and happenings on this festival.

Links for 2015 Nine Emperor Gods Festival: