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Morib Beach @ Banting, Selangor

Hey, anyone miss me???

To continue where I left off, after visiting Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple in Jenjarom, we planned for an early dinner in Banting town. Unfortunately the restaurant is closed, so we decide to visit Morib Beach instead which is not far away.

I used to go to Morib Beach a lot when I was really young. My most vivid memory was having picnic with my cousins. Ahh those were the good ole’ times.

World War II Monument @ Morib Beach, Banting, Selangor
Not sure If I’m really getting old or what, my memories keep failing me. I only have VERY faint memory of this monument. It’s like I’m seeing it for the first time.
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Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple @ Jenjarom, Selangor

Few weeks back I went with the family to Fo Guang Shan – Dong Zen Temple at Jenjarom. I’m sure some of you must have heard about Fo Guang Shan as this temple attract lots of visitors during Chinese New Year for their beautiful lanterns. I never visited this temple during CNY because I hate crowds. πŸ˜›

We spent a leisurely 1 hour there with only about 4-5 groups of people. Basically we own that place! Hahaha

Kuan Yin Statue @ Fo Guang Shan, Dong Zen Temple, Jenjarom
Kuan Yin Statue at the entrance of Fo Guang Shan.
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Kuan Yin Temple, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur

I’ve been to Kuan Yin Teng (temple) in Setapak for many years and this is the first time during CNY that I brought my camera along. This temple is unique in such a way that it is situated in one of the shop-houses along Jalan Pahang. Renovated though. Parking is quite difficult during God festivities since it’s located in a very busy main road. I have include a parking tip at the bottom of this page.

Ok, let’s start with some CNY decorations…

Lime Tree
A must: Lime tree (kat).

Pineapple
Pineapple = ong lai (good luck).
There were a few pots of them.

Coil Incense
Coil incense (photoshopped).

Large Censer (Incense Burner)
A large censer (incense burner).

Plants
Beautiful bonsai plant near a mini waterfall.

Red Lanterns
Red lanterns. Quite a windy day.
Would be very pretty at night… all light up.

Vines
Vines!
When I look at this, it reminds me of wine.

Vines
Located above the mini waterfall.
Funnily I don’t plan to show you the mini waterfall! Haha

Koi Fish
Koi fishes (photoshopped).

Red Lanterns
More lanterns.
On the right is the fame Jalan Pahang; a road I took every weekend few years back.

Water Lily
Water lily (not to be confused with lotus ya).

Water Lily
Love it!
I’m tempted to plant this at home but afraid of mosquitoes (stagnant water).

Water Lily Bud
Water lily bud. Looks so comforting to me.

Water Lily Seed Pods
Water lily seed pods. Alien-like huh?

Prayers' Candles
Just behind the large censer are these rows of candles left by devotees.

Prayers' Candles
Black & white.
Most of them are flameless. Wind the culprit.

Prayers' Candles
I like this one (photoshopped).

Prayers' Candles
And this one too (photoshopped).

I find it funny that I might like a particular photo now but when I look back at it after sometime I don’t find it nice anymore. Horrendous more like it. In my mind: *what was I thinking putting that photo up* LOL

Grandfather Clock & A Pot Of Bamboo Plant
A grandfather clock and a pot of bamboos.

Chinese Antique Chairs
Some antique furniture.

Chinese Antique Chairs
Mom wanted to get something like this for our home but we all protest her idea.
Although I like wood furniture, design and the likes, I will choose a comfy sofa over this.

Chinese Antique Chairs
My favorite photo of the lot.
Photoshopped of course!

All these were taken while mom was talking to a lady monk.

Map:

View Kuan Yin Temple (Setapak) in a larger map

From Jalan Tun Razak direction:
Once you pass the vacant Kompleks Galleria, keep on the left lane.
When you come to a row of shop houses (some 350m from Kompleks Galleria), be on the look out for the temple (easily spotted with its green roofs). There’s a road just before the temple. Turn left into this road (Jalan Langgak Bukit). Park anywhere on the road side. Enter temple through the side door (also) at Jalan Langgak Bukit.

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2012 Chinese New Year Decorations @ Kuan Yin Temple, Klang

Happy Chinese New Year!

I went to Kuan Yin Temple in Klang few days back. This temple is usually very pack but because it was dinner time, we had no problem finding parking (wohoo). We arrived to the sound of the monks praying, their voices heard through the loudspeakers. It was also a very windy evening. Everyone had difficult time lighting the candles (what a challenge!) and then in the end the wind blew them off (all of it… haha).

Let’s check out some of the Chinese New Year decoration in Kuan Yin Temple, Klang.

Lantern
Large lantern at the entrance to the main temple.
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