Saturday, June 15, 2013

Saik Hwa Tee, Death August 1949, Penang

8,000 MOURN 
From Our Staff Correspondent 

Eight thousand mourning Buddhists wearing black bands and chanting prayers formed a solemn procession at the funeral today of the Reverend Saik Hwa Tee, Chief Abbot of the Penang Buddhist Association.

Watched by thousands of spectators who lined the streets, the procession covered a two-mile route through the principal streets of the town.

Priests from Singapore, Malacca, Perak and other towns joined in the procession and the services.

Source: The Straits Times, 22 August 1949, Page 5

No comments:

Post a Comment