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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 »

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 »

Chap Goh Mei Ipoh Perak

The 2012 Perak state-level Chap Goh Mei (the "fifteenth night" in Hokkien dialect) celebration was the largest ever held in the state. Thousands of people, mainly Chinese, converged at Kwan Yin Tong, a Goddess of Mercy limestone cave temple along Jalan Gopeng, Ipoh, to celebrate the festival, known as the Chinese Valentine's Day. The celebration, ... continue reading »

Kek Lok Si @ Penang

Jun 16, 2011 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Samsung ST600, Travel
Kek Lok Si Penang

Kek Lok Si (Hokkien: Temple of Supreme Bliss) in Air Itam, Penang, has got to be the most famous Chinese temple on the island. It is the largest Buddhist temple in South East Asia in terms of size. I don't remember the last time I visited Kek Lok Si but it has changed a lot. ... 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 »

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