Sunway Pyramid Wesak Fair 2012
Dear Students and Friends,
I have just received an mms update from Beng Kooi regarding Kechara’s Sunway Pyramid Wesak Fair… and I thought it would be great to share this event with all my blog readers!
This year, Kechara has a prime spot at the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Centre (huge and one of the major shopping complexes in Kuala Lumpur…has everything you need) to host our Wesak Road Show. The theme will be “The Joy of Sharing“, and it will be taking place Friday till Sunday (20/04/2012 – 22/04/2012). We are located right at the main entrance of Sunway Pyramid, with huge Kechara buntings placed on all 6 surrounding pillars of the concourse.
It’s Thursday night and many Kecharians are now busy setting up for tomorrow’s event. I love my Kechara people… they are always so dedicated, professional and efficient… working very hard to make every Kechara event a success. I like it not only because it shows their dedication to Dharma, but it has a deeper meaning to it, which is to bring Dharma to others.
There will be lots of activities lined up for the event, including performances on the main stage and games with prizes to be won! Some of the prizes include my blog merchandise hehe… Do bring your kids along as there will be many fun activities just for them!
KSA, KD, KP, KMP, KEP, beCause, MKC and KSK will also be there. Kechara Soup Kitchen have re-created a make-shift homeless shelter for those who would like to experience what it’s like to live on the streets!
Just like all of Kechara events, may this year’s Wesak fair successfully bring interesting events into the lives of many others. I thank Sunway Pyramid Shopping centre for their generous help, their cooperation and their genuine celebration of all the holidays in Malaysia in this case Wesak Day. Sunway Pyramid management are wonderful and helpful people to work with. I really really really appreciate them very much. They really promote ONE MALAYSIA.
PS/ 2 of the blog team members will be there… find them to take pictures with BIG speech bubble quotes like these hehe (HINT: Scroll down to the bottom of the page!)
The grand entrance of Sunway Pyramid!
It’s a very big mall… and it keeps expanding as new phases are built every few years!
Sunway Pyramid at night.
On Thursday night, the mall closes… but the work for Kechara has just begun! 30 ft Kechara buntings are placed all around the centre court’s six pillars.
Kechara Discovery sorting out their Himalayan bags!
… a break before getting back to setting up hehe
Kechara Paradise setting up their booth.
Rehearsing for the actual performance… but what’s it for?? Come visit the fair and see them perform!
Friday 20/4/2012 – Saturday 21/04/2012
When you enter the mall, you are greeted by these stairs leading into the center concourse. This is where Kechara’s Wesak Fair is held at!
Multiple informative panels beneath the staircase.
… The view after walking past the informative panels.
These banners are displayed on all the surrounding pillars… Makes it very clear and easy to spot if you’re looking for Kechara’s Wesak Fair!
My blog banner hehe It’s very well designed by Cynthia.
Chinese panels for our Mandarin-speaking friends.
The itinerary for Friday, Saturday and Sunday!
The main stage was specifically erected for the event! In the middle of the concourse is a wishing tree…
The wishing tree invites people to pick any item and to purchase them. Kechara Soup Kitchen did this activity to raise the items needed for The Klang & Coasy Chik Sin Thong Old Folks Home, Persatuan Rumah Caring Kajang and Rumah Charis. They’re 3 worthy charitable causes to help…
Oatmeal is needed in one of the 3 charitable cause.
Do take a look at the photos below to see the response…
Kechara Saraswati Art‘s booth!
Lots of beautiful handmade handicraft from the only Tibetan art studio in Malaysia.
Kechara Paradise’s booth. They have plenty of different types of incense, wealth vases, roos, Dharma wheels…
Kechara Media and Publication’s booth! They have lots of Dharma book’s produced in-house.
Kechara Discovery’s booth!
A few of the beautiful malas…
Our seamstress Pat organizing the KSA booth before…
… people come!
BeCause is an initiative by Kechara House that does community service work. They visit old folk’s homes, orphanages, hospitals etc
Kechara Saraswati Arts displaying the beautiful colouring done by kids during the colouring competition at the Grand Setrap & Wealth Festival!
A drawing done by a kid…
Many parents bring their kids to colour at the children’s area. This cute little girl enjoyed painting her DIY bag with her mother.
A canvas bag drawing done by…
This kid sure loves Mother Earth… how cute.
These two kids enjoyed playing the wooden blocks while their parents supervise them.
Things seem a lot bigger when you’re small!
This booth is for those interested in donating towards the running of Dharma classes.
Some people register themselves to receive wonderful updates on Kechara.
People visiting KSK’s booth to know more.
Kechara Soup Kitchen’s booth!
Right next to the booth above is a make-shift homeless shelter.
The public are invited to sit within the make-shift shelter to experience what being homeless is like.
Behind the make-shift homeless shelter is The Food Bank. Those who purchase items from the Wishing Tree will come back and put the items in here!
Lots of shoppers at Sunway Pyramid shopped for a good cause today!
Many people donate items with are essential for Chik Sin Thong Old Folks Home, Rumah Caring and Rumah Charis.
The Food Bank gets full fast!
Donating more Milo hehe
You can see items overflowing at the bottom of the Food Bank!
After it really cannot contain anymore food… it’s time to clear the items out…
… and hand them over to the respective charity homes! This lady in white (third from the left) is Wendy Yap, from Persatuan Rumah Caring Kajang. She runs an old folk’s home and also takes care of single mothers. She’s very happy to receive the food items from the Food Bank, and said that if more people were like KSK, her work would be much easier. I’m glad that we could help her in some way.
These two men are from the same home, Rumah Caring. According to Wendy, they were considered “failures in society”, but they both now help Wendy run the home. How wonderful that they now use their lives to help others.
Any Loke and Bean are a married couple who always help out during events such as these. Any is an emcee and Bin is good at the technicalities behind it! What a great combo.
A magic show called “Mysterious Magic”!
Young kids on stage performing “Songs of Harmony”.
This boy eagerly awaits his balloon-shaped animal! Hehe
Chris Seah performing a few songs.
Later in the day, the magician takes the stage again… this time he engages with the Sunway crowd!
Performing one of his magical tricks!
Something that was not on the itinerary was a Flash Mob!
A group of teenagers came on stage for an impromptu performance…
After performing on stage, they took their dance moves onto the floor. This really got the crowd going.
There are many women around Malaysia who enjoy line-dancing.
It’s a good way to keep your body active and healthy.
It was nice to have these ladies perform at our Wesak Fair.
Any Loke emceeing the lucky draw!
Mei Fong wants to see what he won hehe
Dotted around the concourse are bowls with quotes in them…
Is this your quote for the day? Hehe
From far, far away… Darth Vader and his Dark Side troops arrives!
Darth Vader doesn’t need an introduction…
… but Any Loke decides to… interview them?? Hehe
He wants to bring them over to the Dark Side!
Cute Jutika Lam taking a photo with a lady holding a speech bubble quote!
Many people running around expressing how they feel hehe
It’s fun to see everyone let loose, relaxed and having fun!
Pamela expressing how she feels!
Pastor Susan expressing how she feels!
Abby expressing how she feels!
Victor Phang wants to smell good!
Dr Lanse expressing how she feels!
Little boy and his dad expressing how they feel!
Pamela has a lot to say hehe
Yik Ming and family wants to join the Dark Side!
In front of Sunway Lagoon!
Straight from Wee Liang’s mouth!
Good quotes coming from the Dark Side?
Darth Vader turns peaceful… while his friend turns on him!
Star Wars taking people hostage!
Darth Vader’s softer side…
Children get to make their own potted plants.
Reaching for the top hehe…
This small boy certainly loves his Angry Birds drawing.
Our talented Magician certainly draws in a lot of crowd.
Going up close and personal, the Magician showing some nice magic tricks to entertain the kids.
Kechara Food Bank corner is overflowing with donated food stuff… it won’t stay this way, the hunger on the streets is endless…
May Woo presented a gift to one of Kechara Wesak Fair kind sponsor.
One of our young volunteers, Wan Hong explaining about KSK to a participant.
Our volunteers giving away free goodie bags to participants.
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