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Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5   4 comments


Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4   2 comments


Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak   7 comments


Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak

The Committee of the Temple Officials of this famous Taoist Temple of the Chinese Dato’ Kong Diety located in Parit Buntar, State of Perak is re-building the old Temple with a new concrete one. These are new ceramic Dragons imported from China, to be used as the roof ornaments of the new Temple.

SP Lim

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

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Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

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Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Boat trip to the river mouth   4 comments


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Boat trip to the river mouth

Introduction
After a whole day without electricity. I am back at 7.45 pm after Tenaga “rewired the loose connections” of my 3-phased supply. Thanks to Chye Hong’s wiremen for “pulling out the plugs” of all electrical appliances as we thought it was short-circuit problem which was of a more common occurrence in my house. They checked every possibility and said that Tenaga meter is the problem and they are right. It was hot and sticky day because of no fan, no internet, no blogging, no TV, no fridge, no washing machine, and we are so dependent on electricity in modern time. Felt so helpless and “depressed”. Anyway, all things said it is back to normal again. I can do my blog entry again from now. Better late than never.

Tenaga is the sole Malaysia’s National Electrical Utility Company.

SP Lim
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After spending sometime walking around the small town – the equivalent of a large fishing village, we boarded our two assigned boats each ferrying 10 to 15 passengers. Everyone was required to wear a orange-coloured life jacket as a precautionary measure. Luckily, the rivers in Perak has not reported sightings of crocodiles for many years.
We passed acres and acres of Mangrove Swamps – that is why this area is also famous for the manufacture of charcoal, a cheap source of fuel for cooking in the rural areas. Some, there are white migratory egrets on these trees and barren branches. After about 15 minutes, we are right at the river mouth. In the centre, one can see a floating restaurant in red and orange. It is also served a lodging house for those interested at the rate of RM150.00 per night with a seafood dinner thrown in, as advertised by the boat-man. However, our objective for the day, was to shoot the eagles here and not for food and recreation. There are also fish cages for rearing of fishes for consumption. Trash fishes are fed to these fishes which are sold once these fishes are of suitable size. Next we headed towards the fishing village known by the locals as “Lau Kang” or translated as “Old River” Fishing Village or presently known as Kuala Sangga with a varying population staying there. Currently, a local villager said ony 28 occupants are around there as it was Sunday.
More interesting facts on the village on my next blog.

SP Lim
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Port Weld – the former name of Kuala Sepetang   Leave a comment


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KTM is Kereta-api Tanah Melayu (Trains of Malaya) and the first railway line is built here in 1885.
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By looking at the name of the road, Mr Trump was here but definitely not Donald.

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Port Weld – the former name of Kuala Sepetang
This fishing town of Kuala Lumpur was formerly known as Port Weld in the British Colonial period before Malaya’s Independence. Now our country is known as Malaysia with the merger of two other States of Borneo that are Sarawak and Sabah. The first railway line was built here, Port Weld connecting to Taiping during the early days of Malaya (now known as Peninsular Malaysia) for the tin trade. Enjoy my pictorial coverage of the town of Kuala Sepetang (in Malay) so renamed after the Independence of Malaya as a sign of nationalism. The fishing town is slowly evolved into a tourist spot for local tourists in eco-tourism area foe birds-watching especially eagles.

SP Lim
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From Wikipedia:-
Kuala Sepetang is a coastal town located in Perak, Malaysia. The town was formerly known as Port Weld after a former Governor, Frederick Weld. It is a thriving fishing village, and the main jumping-off point to the river mouth community of Kuala Sangga, which is a Chinese fishing community at the river mouth which specializes in fish breeding in cages. The Port Weld railway station was located at the centre of town. The whole railway line from here to Taiping, which was the first railway line in the Peninsular, is now dismantled, and now only the ticketing booth and the Port Weld railway signboard remain. The ticketing booth is now a Chinese coffee shop, and the shop owner has been maintaining the railway signboard.
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Kuala Sepetang has excellent seafoods and it has a famous restaurant situated on the upper floor of a shop lot overlooking the river. Kuala Sepetang is also well known for its mangrove swamp reserve park which is open to the public daily. It has a boardwalk built over the swamp for tourists, and chalets in which tourists can rent to stay the night on the riverfront. There are also charcoal kilns, some of which are open for tourist visits.

The village is very popular with its Curry Mee (Only sold at afternoon time) and Baozi.

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Photographic Society of Penang (PSP) Kuala Sepetang Outing on Sunday, January 17, 2016   1 comment


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Photographic Society of Penang (PSP) Kuala Sepetang Outing on Sunday, January 17, 2016
Kuala Sepetang, formerly known as Port Weld is located in the State of Perak, Malaysia. This fishing village is near to Taiping and lies to the southern part of Penang Mainland. It is about 1.5 hour away from George Town, Penang Island by bus in our case. This Photo-shooting Outing took place on this Sunday, January 17, 2016 organized by the Photographic Society of Penang (PSP). A total of 21 members and non-member participated and enjoyed this outing though ended prematurely at 3.00 pm due to heavy rains. As the weather was non-conducive for photo-shooting it was decided to cancel part of the shooting at the Charcoal Factory and we boarded the bus and finally reached Penang Island’s Giant Hypermarket at Bayan Lepas at 4.30 pm. Weather in Penang was bright and sunny.

5.00 am : Pick up at Giant Hypermarket, Bayan Baru
5.30 am : Pick up at Auto City Juru
6.30 am : Light Breakfast at Bukit Merah (provided)
7.30 am : Arrive at Eagle Photo shoot site
9.00 am : Fishing Village Photo Shoot (boat ride included)
11.00am : Eagle Feeding Photo Shoot again
12.30pm : River Side Lunch (Provided)
2.30 pm : Charcoal Factory Photo Shoot
5.00 pm : Depart for home.
Member: RM150 Non Member: RM180
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The Eagles are flying high only in the late morning in Kuala Sepetang, Perak. Chopped chicken meat and skin were offered as “food/bait” to these flock of eagles here,
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Going to bed early as woke up at 3.30 am this Sunday morning. Bye.