Photographer's Note

The Hungry Ghost Festival is a traditional Chinese festival and holiday celebrated by Chinese in many countries. In the Chinese calendar the Hungry Ghost Festival is on the 15th night of the seventh lunar month, usually in the month of August.
Also the Chinese in Singapore observe this tradition of paying respects to the dead. The fellow believers congregate to burn incense sticks and present their offerings in the form of prayer, fruit such as oranges, food such as roasted suckling pig, bowls of rice and occasionally a local Chinese cake made especially for the occasion.
The festival is so widely-practiced here that special joss paper bins have been set up for believers to burn their paper money in, believed to translate into great fortune in the afterlife. Small altars can also be seen outside many homes, both on private property and in public housing areas.

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