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Kuan Yin Temple, Klang


I visited Kuan Yin Temple (Goddess of Mercy Temple), Klang on Wesak Day this year. I was so glad that I have my trusty D80 with me.

Kuan Yin Teng (fondly called by the Hokkiens in Klang) is over 100 years old. Its original temple is still under reconstruction. Words has it that the building was in dire condition due to termites. This temple was nearly demolished (thanks politicians) but saved by the Sultan of Selangor.

What you’ll see in the pictures below are from the new temple situated just beside the old one built not too long ago. Click for larger pictures (only if you have Flickr a/c)

I was a little shy to snap with my kick-a$$ camera at first. But as soon as I start clicking, I feel like I’m invincible (hide behind the camera ma!). And because I see no one is paying attention to me.

Large Incense, Candles & Paper 'Money' In A Bundle @ Kuan Yin Temple (Goddess of Mercy Temple)
Stacks of incense, candles & paper money in bundles. Absolutely gorgeous view.


Incense, Candles & Paper 'Money' In A Bundle @ Kuan Yin Temple (Goddess of Mercy Temple)
Take your pick. When you take one, please donate some $$ to the temple.

Lighting Incense @ Kuan Yin Temple (Goddess of Mercy Temple)
I so love this picture. My mom’s lighting the incense.

Stairway @ Kuan Yin Temple (Goddess of Mercy Temple)
When you sees a beautiful angle & texture you know it’s going to look good in your viewfinder. Stairway to God.

Lovely Girl & Pretty Flowers @ Kuan Yin Temple (Goddess of Mercy Temple)
Lovely girl & pretty flowers. A match made in heaven.
I was standing at the edge of the flowers & she has no idea I was taking her picture. Am I invincible ka? or Am I a good camouflager? Hehehe

Discarding Incense @ Kuan Yin Temple (Goddess of Mercy Temple)
Look at his gloves. My my…
He’s discarding the overflowing incense from the incense pot.

Burning Paper Money @ Kuan Yin Temple (Goddess of Mercy Temple)
The final praying step is to burn the paper money. I asked my grandma she said it’s money because we called the paper ‘kim’. I’ve never thought of the ‘kim’ purpose before this. I actually thought that is our prayer message to God. We burn them so God can receive it.

Worshippers Enjoying Vegetarian Food @ Kuan Yin Temple (Goddess of Mercy Temple)
Actually this is the final step. Enjoying a plate of fried mihun & a bowl of red bean soup. Hahaha I don’t fancy them because they’re practically tasteless.

Temple Gate @ Kuan Yin Temple (Goddess of Mercy Temple)
I love this gate. Color is nice. Black & White is nice too.

Temple Entrance @ Kuan Yin Temple (Goddess of Mercy Temple)
Just so happened that I was waiting for my mom at the corner of the temple, saw this bicycle & immediately knew it’s going to be a good composition shot. I squatted, tilted my head, slanted my body, winced my eyes… and this is all I get. Not good enough. The building wouldn’t fit into my lens. I need wide angle!!!

Temple Entrance (BW) @ Kuan Yin Temple (Goddess of Mercy Temple)
You think I will stop there? Nope. I must take a Black & White one too. I love BW. ‘Nough said.

Hope you enjoyed my pictures. I have more actually. But mostly the sky are over-exposed. Used +1 exposure for all the shots. Next time I’ll remember to change exposure to 0 or -1 for sky-involve shot.

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20 Comments

  • Reply xin May 12, 2009 at 10:11 am

    nice photos :applause: becoming pro eh? πŸ™‚

  • Reply foongpc May 12, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Very nice shots! I also like the black & white photos! πŸ™‚

  • Reply iWalk May 12, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    yeah, Great shots! You work well with your new camera!

  • Reply Che-Cheh May 12, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Xin, that would be a dream… becoming a pro. I would love to become a traveler cum adventurer cum pro photographer. Hahaha

    Foongpc, thanks!

    iWalk, we’re quite a good team. πŸ™‚

  • Reply annant May 12, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    likey da last pic… :love:

  • Reply hcfoo May 12, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Hey very pro liao wor.. love the intensity of the colours. The first 2 pix kinda geli though :nailbiting:

  • Reply Dawn May 12, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    :kowtow: :kowtow: :kowtow: Very good shots. You would do a good job as a travel photog. πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Che-Cheh May 12, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Annant, me too. :hug:

    Hcfoo, kekeke no lar. Why geli? :laughing:

    Dawn, thank you. Haha that’s my ultimate dream… to become a travel photog & adventure nut! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Bengbeng May 12, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    May yr ultimate drea come true. D80..wow wow wow!!!! Yr pics r great. i love the third n last pic most

  • Reply Calvin Foo May 13, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    wow… nice shot. hope to see more photos coming from your D80 πŸ˜€

  • Reply Che-Cheh May 13, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Bengbeng, it’ll take lots of creativity & luck. Thank you. πŸ˜€

    Calvin Foo, thank you. I jumped to your site. Read that you sold your D70. Now without any DSLR? Can stand meh? :tongue:

  • Reply Calvin Foo May 14, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Now looking for a new body lor… anyone plan to sell a D300?

  • Reply Neo May 14, 2009 at 1:03 am

    Nice shots! Oh, perhaps you looked like flowers that’s why the girl didn’t notice u :clown:

  • Reply Angie Tan May 14, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Fuuuaaahhh! Your photos are getting better.

    Mine are not so good. I need more practice!!

  • Reply Che-Cheh May 14, 2009 at 7:54 am

    Calvin Foo, non that I know of

    Neo, wuahahaha good one! :LOL:

    Angie Tan, thank you. πŸ˜€ Yours is good too. I can never take indoor pictures like that.

  • Reply amei79 May 14, 2009 at 11:44 am

    1st pix: look like many egg rolls
    2nd pix: look like stacks of roses…..lolz

  • Reply jam May 14, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    You visited temple too! Nice shots! I like the one that you like too, good bokeh…

  • Reply Che-Cheh May 14, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Amei79, wow you have very vivid imagination. Which is good. πŸ™‚

    Jam, yup on Wesak day. Wait till I get a 50mm f/1.4 best bokeh lens.

  • Reply vc February 5, 2012 at 12:24 am

    thanks for the last photo. i need to know the location. Just nice. πŸ™‚
    Thanks again

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