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Wesak Day is observed on 19th May (Sunday) 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 »

A Thai Buddhist temple in Ipoh Garden East, Wat Puthanimittam is home to the 33ft. (10m) tall Lord Shakyamuni Buddha statue sitting in a lotus position. This magnificent Lord Shakyamuni Buddha statue, made of fibre glass and concrete, was consecrated on 1st May, 2011. On Wesak Day, which is observed by Buddhists in Malaysia on 19th ... continue reading »

It's the tradition of Syeun Hotel Ipoh to usher in the Lunar New Year and celebrate it in grand style on the 3rd lunar day and 2019 is no exception. International champion troupe from Ipoh Chinese Chin Woo Athletic Association brought in four lions and a golden dragon, putting up a flawless lion & dragon dance ... continue reading »

Sherin’s Nyonya Affair

Jan 19, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail Newspaper

Although not of Peranakan descent, Sherin Ng Lay Hwa was so interested in its culture that she felt frustrated when she was living in Ipoh. Unable to express her love for its culture and heritage as there were no outlets to express them, without friends who shared the same passion to the point of feeling ... continue reading »

Four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Malaysia

Jan 11, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Travel

As a wannabe traveller, I have one bucket list after another to pursue. You might have read about my 7 Wonders of the Modern World list, which I have to date only ticked off three out of seven. Well, the other day, I read an article on heritage tourism on Expedia, which states that there ... continue reading »

Chinese New Year reunion dinners used to be only held on the eve of the Lunar New Year, and somehow, all family members have to rush home to be with their elders to sit down for a traditional meal. Well, thanks to a modern mindset, nowadays CNY reunion needn't be conventional. As long as family members ... continue reading »

Let’s Grant These Children Their Wishes

Dec 14, 2018 Author: Emily | Filed under: News

It is said that a dream is a wish the heart makes. Therefore, for the 9th consecutive year, Ipoh Parade is leading Christmas celebrations with the "Grant A Wish Christmas Campaign" to make the festive season more inclusive and meaningful for marginalised kids at children's homes in and around Ipoh. To make this event successful, Ipoh ... continue reading »

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