Members of the Yee Lan Festival Association in Kuala Lumpur carry out a scaled-down Hungry Ghost Festival in line with Covid-19 SOPs.
Yee Lan Festival Association members put up sugar cane as part of preparations for the Hungry Ghost Festival, which must be held within their compound this year.
A volunteer prepares offerings for the deities, who have given their “approval” for a smaller celebration weeks in advance.
Covid-19 SOPs include a separate entrance and exit for devotees who come to pay homage to the deities.
The Lord of Hades, Tai Su Yeah (left), opens the doors of the underworld for spirits to wander in the world of the living.
Whereas the festival attracts hundreds of devotees every year, only a handful are present this time around because of the pandemic.
A variety of food ranging from cakes to dumplings and items such as cooking oil and rice is laid out for the 'guests' roaming the earth.
Stacks of joss paper, sometimes known as kum/gin (gold/silver) paper, are burned at the end of the three-day festival.
A devotee burns joss sticks as a prayer offering during the Hungry Ghost Festival, which takes place each year during the seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar.