Culture and Religion

Spiritual Stop

We made a impromptu stop over when we passed by Sam Poh Tong at Ipoh just now.

Sam Poh Tong 2014 (4)

The trees in the hidden cave were serene and green.

Ling Sen Tong 2014 (2)

The endless curtain of pagoda inscent was mesmerizing.

Sam Poh Tong 2014 (5)

The twinkling candles sway with the cool cave winds. No word, no thought.



Prosperity God and Peaceful Buddha

Guess who did I meet just now?

Prosperity God (3)

If you don’t recognize him, here is another clue? 不是关公。

Prosperity God (1)

Looks familiar (besides the red face)?

Prosperity God (2)

He is the most popular god during Chinese New Year, the one and only Prosperity God.


I could smell Chinese New Year round the corner

Chinese New Year 2014 (6)

Kuala Lumpur city and many shopping malls are congested on the last shopping weekend before Chinese New Year (31 January 2014).

Chinese New Year 2014 (10)

I dropped by Mid-Valley Mega Mall to pick up a new point-and-shoot camera. The shots in this post were taken with this tiny camera. It is fun to use the remaining power in the new battery and took a few snapshots.

Chinese New Year 2014 (3)

The parking lot with few thousands parking bays were totally filled in 30 minutes. We decided to avoid the crowd and went to Petaling Street (also known as foreign workers street) to have lunch.

Chinese New Year 2014 (9)


Thaipusam 2014 @ Batu Caves

Christmas just passed and we have celebrated New Year. Malaysia is ranked world #2 for having the most holidays. We have holiday to celebrate Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday on 14th and today we have Thaipusam (17th January).

Thaipusam at Batu Caves 2014 (15)

I made a short visit to Batu Caves this morning, and see if the crowd has increased. Batu Caves is crowded as usual.

Thaipusam at Batu Caves 2014 (8)

i was  wondering what to explore. Perhaps starting with the knife.

Thaipusam at Batu Caves 2014 (14)


No Deepavali Bazaar in Brickfields for 2013

If you are looking forward to visit Brickfield for its month long Deepavali (Diwali) Bazaar, you could be disappointed this year.

Deepavali (Diwali) Bazaar 2013 (4)

KL Municipal has relocated 400 stalls to Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman, near Masjid India.

Deepavali (Diwali) Bazaar 2013 (5)

I visited the back lane this morning around 10am, only few stalls were opened.

Deepavali (Diwali) Bazaar 2013 (3)


Fire walk @ Nine Emperor Gods Festival 2013

Tonight is the 9th and the last day of 2013 Nine Emperor Gods Festival.

Nine Emperors God Festival 2013 (13)

It has been 9 days after my last visit to the temple at Ampang.

Nine Emperors God Festival 2013 (7)

The fire walking ritual started on 8pm and ended in 15 minutes.

Nine Emperors God Festival 2013 (15)

Devotees were rushing in after the ceremony to bring home the ‘holy charcoal’.


George Town Mid-Autumn Festival 乔治市中秋晚会

We were attracted by the light and sound when we passed by George Town on our way to Pulau Tikus.

George Town Mid-Autumn Festival 乔治市中秋晚会 (10)

We decided to pull over and join the party.

George Town Mid-Autumn Festival 乔治市中秋晚会 (1)

It was the mid-autumn festival street party. I really enjoyed the showcase of the moon cake competition.

George Town Mid-Autumn Festival 乔治市中秋晚会 (14)

There were minions and angry bird moon cakes.

George Town Mid-Autumn Festival 乔治市中秋晚会 (4)