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Wesak Day is observed on 29th May (Tuesday) this year. This holy day of devotion is also known as “Lord Buddha’s birthday” although it is a day to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and passing of Lord Guatama Buddha. Widely celebrated in Malaysia by Buddhists, temples and wats are open early for devotees to offer their ... continue reading »

Celebrate Songkran in Ipoh

Apr 13, 2018 Author: Emily | Filed under: Events, Photos - Samsung ST600

You are cordially invited to participate in the meritorious celebration of Thai New Year, or traditionally known as Songkran. It is also called Water-Splashing Festival. In this event:- 1) family and friends gather to pay gratitude to their elders and visit temples for prayer and offering 2) bathe the Buddha image with fragrant water 3) give alms to the ... continue reading »

The three-month seclusion of monks for the raining season ends with the ceremony of giving "Kathina Robes" to the sangha community. This is an important merit-making event of great social and religious significance for the Buddhist laity. Similar to most wats (Siamese temples), Wat Siribunyamagaram located along Jalan Raja Dihilir is also hosting Kathina Pinkama. The following is ... continue reading »

Wat Chetawan PJ Thai Buddhist Temple

I originally wanted to visit a Thai Buddhist temple in KL (or PJ) on Wesak Day last week but my friend advised me against it as I wouldn't be able to do much due to human traffic jam. So I stayed in Ipoh and went to pray at Wat Siribunyamagaram instead. Luckily, I am still ... continue reading »

Wesak @ Wat Siribunyamagaram

May 17, 2011 Author: Emily | Filed under: Events, Landmarks, Photos - Samsung ST600
Wat Siribunya Magaram

Wesak Day is one of the most important days on the Buddhist calendar. It is a day to celebrate the birth, the enlightenment and passing of Lord Buddha. Although Wesak Day (also Vesak or Vesākha) is celebrated by Buddhists around the world, the actual day it is celebrated varies from country to country, though it ... continue reading »

Gua Kek Look Tong

I may live in Ipoh but the number of times that I have visited the many popular, touristy cave temples in and around Ipoh combined, could be counted on one hand. Sunday saw us going out on a field trip and the first stop was Kek Look Tong (which means "cave of great happiness" in Chinese). ... continue reading »

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