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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.
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.
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. 😛
We spent a leisurely 1 hour there with only about 4-5 groups of people. Basically we own that place! Hahaha
Kuan Yin Statue at the entrance of Fo Guang Shan.
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…
A must: Lime tree (kat).
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.
Large lantern at the entrance to the main temple.
After my brief ‘wish come true’ visit to Vivekananda Ashrama, I proceed further down the road for more discovery.
Here are some short snippets of Brickfields’ Little India.
This beautiful fountain is situated at the junction of Jalan Tun Sambanthan and Jalan Travers.
I have 2 wishes whenever I step into Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur; to explore the colorful valley of Little India and to stand right in front of the Vivekananda statue located at Jalan Tun Sambanthan. I remember reading about Vivekananda School in history book during schooling therefore the name Vivekananda has always fascinated me.
On this particular evening in June, I decided to have 1 1/4 of my wishes realized. Armed with a 50mm lens (which is a bad choice actually), I finally stepped in front of Vivekananda Ashrama. I guess passerby must have think I’m a nutcase. Why is this lady taking photos of an old building? Ahh just ignore them. 🙂
Vivekenanda ashrama/ashram. Built in 1904.
That’s 107 years old.