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Conservation works going on at century-old Kuan Yim Teng of Penang   Leave a comment


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Conservation works are going on at century-old Kuan Yim Teng of Penang. During a storm part of the Temple roof was damaged and restorative works are now going on at this century-old Taoist/Buddhist temple after some visa problems of the Mainland Chinese workers and artisans caused by the Immigartion authorities. After many appeals and “cable-pulling” the visa problems thus of the months-long delay were resolved.

SP Lim

The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. — Benjamin Disraeli

Lian Hua Dong Temple Procession on Sunday, 4 March, 2012   Leave a comment


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2012年莲华洞百年巡境花车大游行 LIAN HUA DONG TEMPLE PROCESSION, PENANG MALAYSIA took place yesterday. After the rainy storm in the early morning, the weather was hot and sunny for the afternoon before the start of the Procession at around 5.30 pm when the first Float started off from the Scotland Road near the Heritage Club and Penang Sports Club junction heading towards Macalister Road. As one participant said the rains in the morning was to wash the roads clean before the Procession. True, enough.

SP Lim

Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you. — Marsha Norman

LongQuan Temple of Shantou, China   Leave a comment


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After visiting so many Temples in the Fujian Tour, I forgot about the names of some of the Temples. As I was educated in the English medium, well reading Chinese characters is “Greek” to me. Let me check and confirm if the name is correct. I can remember the Pagoda or Tower of this Temple has an in-built lift.

SP Lim

First stop in Xiamen was the Southern Putuo Temple   Leave a comment


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After the Immigration check, we had to drag our trolley bags to our designated coach parked about 500 metres away as no vehicle is allowed near the airport terminal. After the usual tally of the 21 Penang tourists by the guide, we were whisked away to the Nan (Southern) Putuo Temple located in Xiamen, Fujian, China. Here are the photographs which I managed to capture during the fast 45 minutes we were there. As this is the peak of the Chinese tourists’ season, many local tourists and those from Taiwan were in great numbers.

SP Lim

Hungry Ghost Festival – the Biggest Tai Soo Yah Idol of Malaysia is found in Bukit Mertajam, Penang   Leave a comment


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Today marks the fifth day of the month of the Hungry Ghost Festival which is widely celebrated for years in Penang. However, the distinction for the biggest paper idol of the Tai Soo Yah in Penang goes to the Tai Soo Yah at the Bukit Mertajam Town centre near the Twa Peh Kong Temple. The idols “grow” higher by a few inches or cm each year. More photos shall be uploaded tomorrow as I am extremely tired. Bye and Good night to All.

SP Lim

The Kuan Yin Statue at Hatyai Municipal Park Hill   1 comment


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This is a series of the Kuan Yin Statue in Hatyai, Thailand. This is the standard what open-aired statue should look like throughout the whole world. I was just wondering about the bronze-casted Kuan Yin Statue in Penang with the shelter. There might be some interesting stories behind this “shelter”. The people just wonders!

SP Lim

Next to the Na Cha Temple of Hatyai, Thailand   Leave a comment


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After the short brief visit to the Stainless Steel Pagoda, we were next heading towards to the Na Cha Temple, Hatyai, Thailand. The winding, small, tarred road from the hillock on which the Stainless Steel Pagoda, was full of pot-holes and narrow. As this is a privately owned Temple, there is no government subsidy like the roads in the Municipal Park where the Golden Buddha is located. Normally the tour guide would try to avoid going to this Temple especially at night with excuses of robbery, etc. The Na Cha Temple was an interesting place of worship with assimilated worship Taoist Dieties and Thai Dieties and including the Buddha too. Interesting Temple to take photographs here, see and judge for yourself. SP Lim

Buddhist images from Kek Lok Si Temple of Penang   1 comment


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This is a series of Buddhist images which I took before Wesak Day of this year 0f 2011. These Buddhist / Taoist statues are from the Kek Lok Si Temple located at Ayer Itam of Penang.

Earthquake-stricken Chinese Temple built in 1861 at Padang, Sumatera, Indonesia   Leave a comment


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After the September 2009 earthquake which caused massive damages to Padang, Sumatera, Indonesia, this one of the oldest Chinese Temples here was partially destroyed. I visited this Temple in 2010 and this is my second visit to the Temple again. However, sad to say, nothing constructive was done to save this Temple. From what I learned, the Management Committee had decided to build a new Temple opposite the present site. I just wondered why this Temple was not conserved at all with its rich history and beautiful carvings plus paintings. This Temple is said to be built in 1861.

From Wikipedia: The September 2009 Sumatra earthquake occurred just off the southern coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The major shock hit at 17:16:10 local time on September 30, 2009 (10:16:10 UTC)[3] and had a moment magnitude of 7.6.[3][4] The epicenter was 45 kilometres (28 mi) west-northwest of Padang, Sumatra, and 220 kilometres (140 mi) southwest of Pekanbaru, Sumatra. Early death-toll estimates extended beyond 1300.[5][6][7] Government reports have to date confirmed 1,115 dead, 1,214 severely injured and 1,688 slightly injured.[2] The most deaths occurred in the areas of Padang Pariaman (675), Padang (313), Agam (80) and Pariaman (37).[2] In addition, around 135,000 houses were severely damaged, 65,000 houses were moderately damaged and 79,000 houses were slightly damaged.[2] An estimated 250,000 families (1,250,000 people) have been affected by the earthquake through the total or partial loss of their homes and livelihoods.[8]

The Retake Shooting of Kek Lok Si Temple – Series 2 of 2011   Leave a comment


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