20 Awesome Malaysian Animals

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The unusually long-nosed Proboscis Monkey is an endangered species found in the lowlands of East Malaysia

The unusually long-nosed Proboscis Monkey is an endangered species found in the lowlands of East Malaysia

About two-thirds of Malaysia is covered by tropical rainforests and mangrove swamps inhabited by diverse creatures. In fact, about 20% of the world’s animal species can be found in this Southeast Asian country including 300 mammal species, 400 reptile species, 80 species of lizards, 800 bird species, 100 species of snakes and 200 amphibian species. Malaysia is also the natural habitat of a wide variety of beautiful insects.

Given the diverse fauna found in Malaysia, it is no surprise that this is one of the world’s best destinations for bird watching, nature walks, photography and jungle trekking as well as scuba diving. There are plenty of unique creatures in Malaysia and here is a selection of 20 animals with many on the endangered list.

 

1. Malayan Tiger

Scientific Name: Panthera Tigris Malayensis/Panthera Tigris Jacksoni

Classified as ‘Critically Endangered’ on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List in 2015, there are currently just 250 Malayan Tigers left in the world. Also known as Panthera Tigris Jackson or Panthera Tigris Malayensis, it is called “harimau belang” in Malay, which means “striped tiger”.

These large cats can be found in the Malaysian states of Pahang, Kelantan, Terengganu and Johor. Major threats to this animal are fast-paced deforestation and hunting for tiger parts, especially the liver, which is believed to be rich in medicinal properties.

Malayan Tiger

The handsome Malayan Tiger is a symbol of strength and power. Its image is seen on many corporate logos in Malaysia. (Source: todayonline.com)

Male tigers measure about 259cm (102 inches) and females about 239cm (94 inches) in length. However, as there is less prey these days, the Malayan Tiger has become smaller in size. The gestation period for these carnivorous cats is between 100 and 110 days, and mating pairs produce two to five cubs per litter. Cubs typically remain under the care of their mother until they are 18 months old.

How you can help
mycat.my/malayan-tiger

 

2. Asian Elephant

Scientific Name: Elephas Maximus

The Asian Elephant is native to the tropical rainforests of Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo Island. It is a smaller species of elephant compared to the giant African elephant which is more commonly found.

The Asian Elephant can live up to 48 years and weighs an average of 5,400kg (11,905 lbs) for adult males and 2,700kg (5,953 lbs) for adult females. Male Asian Elephants can reach a height of 2.7m (8.9ft) whilst females can grow to a height of 2.2m (7.2ft). Females give birth every 2.5 to 4 years and each calf weighs between 50 to 150kg (110 to 331 lbs). Most Asian Elephants reach their full size at the age of 17.

Asian Elephant

The Asian Elephant is one of the biggest mammals on earth. (Source: animalfactguide.com)

These mammals typically eat an average of 150kg of grass, tree bark, roots and stems per day to survive. They also feed on cultivated crops such as bananas, sugarcane and rice. Hence, they are seen as “pests” by farmers and plantation owners.

There are currently 40,000 to 50,000 Asian Elephants living in the wild. Unfortunately, the Asian Elephant is fast becoming extinct due to deforestation and mass poaching. Just like its African counterpart, its tusks are also highly sought after commercially, contributing to its dwindling numbers.

How you can help
fws.gov/international/wildlife-without-borders/asian-elephant-conservation-fund.html

african-and-asian-elephants

Compared to their bigger African cousins, Asian Elephants have smaller ears and fewer wrinkles. (Source: animalsake.com)

 

3. Sumatran Rhinoceros

Scientific Name: Dicerorhinus Sumatrensis

The Sumatran Rhinoceros is the smallest rhinoceros on earth and the only Asian species with two horns. The front horn is about 25 to 80cm (0.8 to 2.6ft) in length and the posterior horn is smaller, no more than 10cm (0.3ft). Adult males weigh as much as 950kg (2,094 lbs) and measure 2 to 4m (6.6 to 13ft) in length and 1 to 1.5m (3.3 to 4.9ft) tall.

Sumatran Rhinoceros

The Sumatran Rhinoceros is critically endangered due to excessive poaching. There are currently fewer than 100 left in the world. (Source: rhinos.org)

Sumatran rhinos are naturally solitary creatures, only living in groups when they are mating and caring for their young. The females are territorial and avoid each other. Both male and female rhinos regularly mark their territory with saplings, excreta and urine. Females reach sexual maturity at six to seven years old, and males at ten years old. They give birth to one calf at a time, every three to four years. Rhino calves live with their parents until they are 16 to 17 months old. Thereafter, they may live in a group with other juveniles before taking up a solitary lifestyle.

Ironically, the Sumatran rhinoceros was formerly one of the most populous animals in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah but now ranks high amongst the most critically endangered species in the world, numbering at less than 100. Excessive poaching (because of the commercial value of its horns) and deforestation (as a direct result of excessive logging) are the main factors causing the decline in the Sumatran rhinoceros population.

How you can help
savetherhino.org/get_involved

 

4. Malayan Tapir

Scientific Name: Tapirus Indicus

There are just four types of tapir currently in existence in the world. Among them, only the Malaysian Tapir is found in Asia, particularly in the jungles of Peninsular Malaysia. Locals refer to them as “cipan” or “tenuk”. The uniqueness of the Malayan Tapir is its colouration which comprises of a white or light-coloured patch that extends from its shoulders to its rear end. The remaining parts of its body are black.

Also known as the Asian tapir, the Malayan Tapir is the largest tapir species and can weigh between 250 and 320kg (551 to 705 lbs). Adults measure 1.8 to 2.5m (6 to 8.2ft) in length and females are generally larger than males.

Malayan Tapir

A mother tapir and her baby. (Source: independent.co.uk)

The lifespan of the Malayan tapir is approximately 30 years and the gestation period is 390 to 395 days, after which a single offspring is born. Breeding season is usually between the months of April and June. Tapir calves usually live with their parents until they are six to eight months old. These extremely shy nocturnal tapirs are also known to be excellent swimmers and spend a lot of time close to bodies of water.

Given their large size, these herbivores do not have many predators but they are endangered due to human activity such as deforestation, illegal trade and hunting. Currently, there are less than 370 tapirs left in Malaysia.

How you can help:
conservationjournal.world/conservation/malayan-tapir

 

5. Lesser Mousedeer

Scientific Name: Tragulus Kanchil

The Lesser Mousedeer is well known in Malaysia and is frequently featured in Malay folklore as the main protagonist, fondly known as Sang Kancil. Although small in stature, Sang Kancil was very clever and could outwit animals many times his size.

The Lesser Mousedeer is differentiated from its cousin, the Greater Mousedeer, by the distinctive inverted chevron pattern on its throat and upper chest. It has reddish brown fur and white markings at its neck.

Kancil

Fondly called Sang Kancil, the Lesser Mousedeer is featured in many Malay folk tales. (Source: igoterra.com)

A mature adult Lesser Mousedeer weighs about 2kg (4.4 lbs) and eats mostly fruits and leaves. It is only about 0.5m (18 inches) long and its small size makes it easy prey. Its gestation period is between five to six months and adult females usually give birth to only one fawn. Weaning takes place at the age of three months and the fawn reaches its full size when it is five months old.

 

6. Malayan Pangolin

Scientific Name: Manis Javanic

The Malayan Pangolin, also known as the Sunda Pangolin, is easily recognisable by its signature scaly armour that doubles as a self-defence mechanism. When it feels threatened, it rolls itself into a ball so that the hard scales protect its softer, more vulnerable body parts.

Its powerful claws are ideal for digging into the ground in search of ants or for tearing into termite mounds, allowing it to feed on 200,000 ants or termites a day. The toothless pangolin uses its sticky long tongue to swallow the insects whole.

Malayan Pangolin

A baby pangolin rides on the base of its mother’s tail (Source: star2.com

This nocturnal creature rests by day in burrows or tree holes. Due to its small eyes, the Malayan Pangolin has poor eyesight but makes up for this with its sharp sense of hearing and smell. A naturally solitary creature, male pangolins attract females by marking their territory with urine and waiting for a female to find them.

A newborn pangolin is about 15cm (6 inches) long with pale soft scales that start to harden by the second day. Baby pangolins are nursed for three to four months and the mother protects her baby by curling her body around it when sleeping or when it is in danger. The baby pangolin rides on the base of its mother’s tail once it is big enough and is allowed to venture out of the burrow to forage for ants or termites.

Malayan pangolins are endangered as they are hunted for their scales and other body parts believed to have medicinal properties by practitioners of alternative medicine.

How you can help
savepangolins.org

 

7. Malayan Flying Lemur

Scientific Name: Galeopterus Variegatus

This is an often misunderstood animal as it is not a lemur nor can it really fly. The Malayan Flying Lemur is actually a colugo that is able to glide up to a distance of 100m (328ft). It has a kite-shaped membrane (called patagium) around its body that allows it to glide between trees when extended. Weighing between 0.9 and 2kg (2 to 4.4 lbs) with a body length of 0.3 to 0.4m (13 to 16.5 inches), this nocturnal creature has fine, short fur that is either reddish or brownish grey.

Malayan Flying Lemur

The Malayan Flying Lemur in action (Source: conservationforthewild.wordpress.com)

Adult females go through a gestation period of 60 days before giving birth to a single baby; twin births are rare for this species. Newborns are underdeveloped and are carried by their mothers in pouches formed by folded patagium near the tail until they are ready to be weaned.

 

8. Gaur

Scientific Name: Bos Gaurus

One of the largest bovine species, the Gaur or “seladang” in Malay is dark brown or black with white feet. Adult male gaur are 1.7 to 2.2m (5.6 to 7.2ft) tall and weigh between 600 to 1000kg (1,323 to 2,205 lbs) while females weigh between 450 to 800kg (993 to 1,764 lbs). Male gaur have horns that curve inwards from thick bases while females have more upright horns that curve inwards from thin bases. Although large in size, these creatures are actually timid and shy.

Gaur

The Gaur is one of the largest bovine species. (Source: inaturalist.org)

Gaur herds are led by older females while males generally lead a solitary life, only joining the herds to mate. The calf is born after a gestation period of approximately 275 days and is weaned after seven to twelve months. These large bovines produce a distinctive scent that is believed to help repel insects.

 

9. Leatherback Sea Turtle

Scientific Name: Dermochelys Coriacea

The largest of all sea turtles, these gentle giants have an average lifespan of 45 years. With lengths between 1.2 to 1.8m (4 to 6ft) and weighing about 300 to 500kg (660 to 1,100 lbs), the leatherback turtle feeds on a diet of jellyfish.

A female leatherback sea turtle digging in the sand (Source: wikimedia.org)

A female leatherback sea turtle digging in the sand (Source: Wikimedia)

Females nest between four to seven times per season producing an average of 80 fertilised eggs the size of snooker balls and 30 smaller unfertilised eggs in each nest. The incubation period is 65 days and leatherback females may change nesting spots although they tend to stay in the same region. The temperature of the nests will determine the sex of the baby turtles — higher temperatures produce females and cooler temperatures produce males. Female hatchlings will return to nest in the same area once they reach maturity while males spend their entire lives at sea after maturity.

There are an estimated 34,000 – 36,000 nesting females but the leatherback turtle population is threatened by commercial fishing and pollution. Leatherbacks often die from accidentally ingesting plastic bags or balloons that they mistake for jellyfish.

How you can help
conserveturtles.org/information-about-sea-turtles-leatherback-sea-turtle

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/20-animals-turtle.mp4

 

10. Bornean Orangutan

Scientific Name: Pongo Pygmaeus

Compared to its cousin, the Sumatran orangutan, the Bornean orangutan has a broader face and shorter beard. They are also slightly darker in colour. There are three subspecies of Bornean orangutan according to location:

  • Northwest Bornean orangutan: The most threatened subspecies due to loss of natural habitat caused by logging and hunting. Only 1,500 or so remain.
  • Northeast Bornean orangutan: The smallest in size, found in Sabah and eastern Kalimantan.
  • Central Bornean orangutan: The largest in number, with a population of at least 35,000.
Orangutan

The orangutan mother shares a close bond with her baby. (Source: worldwildlife.org)

The orangutan or “man of the forest” eats mostly fruits, young leaves, shoots, tree bark, insects and soil. This omnivore has an average lifespan of 30 to 40 years, weighs between 33 to 82kg (73 to 180 lbs) and stands at a height of 1.2 to 1.5m (4 to 5ft). While male orangutans are solitary creatures, mothers and their young share a very close, loving bond. Baby orangutans live with their mothers until they are six or seven years old, when they develop the means to survive in the wild on their own. Females give birth once every eight years.

How you can help
worldwildlife.org/species/bornean-orangutan

 

11. Proboscis Monkey

Scientific Name: Nasalis Larvatus

Easily recognisable by its large pendulous nose, the Proboscis Monkey has light brown fur that is reddish around the head and shoulders. Males can reach 23kg (50 lbs) in weight while females are roughly half that size. The male Proboscis Monkey attracts potential mates with its large fleshy nose but females are the ones to initiate mating. The gestation period is about 160 days and male offspring leave the group when they are about 18 months old. Females can remain with the group all their lives if they wish to.

The Proboscis Monkey is recognisable by its unusually pendulous nose (Source: Pinterest)

The Proboscis Monkey is recognisable by its unusually pendulous nose (Source: Pinterest)

As the primate world’s most prolific swimmers, proboscis monkeys live in an organised harem near water bodies such as mangroves, rivers and swamps. ‘Harem’ here denotes a group consisting of a dominant male with two to seven female partners and their babies. Their diet consists mainly of leaves, seeds and unripe fruits plus occasional insects. They have a unique foregut-fermenting digestive system, very much like a cow’s — the proboscis monkey regurgitates, chews and swallows its food for the second time for further digestion.

In the wild, these primates can live up to 13 years.

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/20-animals-proboscis-monkey.mp4

 

12. Crab-eating Macaque

Scientific Name: Macaca Fascicularis

The crab-eating macaque is a monkey species native to Southeast Asia. Contrary to its name, it does not eat only crabs but also fruits, nuts, seeds, insects and other small crustaceans. Locals name them “kera” in Malay and they are highly sociable creatures, living in troops of five to sixty monkeys. Commonly found close to water, their natural habitat includes lowland forests, tropical jungles and mangroves, and they are easily recognisable by their long tails which help them to balance.

A baby crab-eating macaque explores the world while its mother protectively holds on to its long tail. (Source: jungledragon.com)

A baby crab-eating macaque explores the world while its mother protectively holds on to its long tail. (Source: jungledragon.com)

This carnivorous primate has a lifespan of 25 to 30 years. Adults are 0.4 to 0.6m (15 to 22 inches) tall and weigh between 3 to 9kg (7 to 20 lbs). These small monkeys are nimble and quick, and can reach speeds of 48 km/h (30mph). However, due to their small size, they are easy prey for predators such as tigers, eagles and larger reptiles. As a result, these arboreal primates spend most of their lives in the safety of the trees.

The gestation period of the crab-eating macaque is approximately six months and females give birth to a single baby. Babies remain under the care of their mothers until they are two years old. Thereafter, males will join another troop while females remain with their troop all their lives.

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/20-animals-crab.mp4

 

13. Siamang

Scientific Name: Symphalangus Syndactylus

The siamang, with its long dark hair, is the largest member of the gibbon family. It has a throat sac called a gular sac that can be inflated to the size of its head allowing it to make loud sounds. The loudest of the gibbons, the call of the male siamang is distinct from the female’s.

Males are about 90cm (3ft) tall and weigh approximately 7kg (15 lbs) while females are smaller in size. This extremely agile gibbon has a lifespan of 35 to 40 years and generally does not live long in captivity. Although they are sociable animals, they mate for life and live in groups consisting of their own offspring that are less than seven years of age.

Siamang

A siamang baby lives under the care of its mother until it is about seven years old.

Unlike other apes, they do not make “sleeping nests” but sleep sitting upright, resting on ischial callosities which are thick pads on their posteriors. Siamangs are omnivores that eat fruits, leaves, flowers, seeds, tree bark, tender plant shoots as well as insects, spiders, bird eggs and small birds.

 

14. Malayan Peacock-Pheasant

Scientific Name: Polyplectron Malacense

This medium-sized pheasant is closely related to the Bornean peacock pheasant. Also known as the Crested Peacock Pheasant, it has the shortest tail and pale brown plumage with black spots and bands, creating the “salt and pepper” effect found in most peacock pheasants. Luminous blue-green eyespots are found on its upper wings, back and rectrices.

Malayan Peacock-Pheasant

The male Malayan Peacock-Pheasant uses ritualised postures and plumage displays to court females.

Males are slightly bigger in size (about 40cm/16 inches long) with larger tails that are less than 20cm (8 inches) long. The male pheasant’s plumage is also more colourful than the female’s. Females can also be recognised by the eyespots that are only located on their flight feathers called ‘remiges’ and rectrices, which are larger tail feathers used to steer during flight.

Mating rituals include ritualised postures and plumage displays. The Malayan Peacock-Pheasant is one of the few pheasants to produce just a single egg. The incubation period is 22 or 23 days. Hatchlings resemble females with light brown down and less developed eyespots on their rectrices.

 

15. Rhinoceros Hornbill

Scientific Name: Buceros Rhinoceros

The Rhinoceros Hornbill has a distinctive banana-shaped casque on top of its beak (Source: nashvillezoo.org)

The Rhinoceros Hornbill has a distinctive banana-shaped casque on top of its beak (Source: nashvillezoo.org)

Easily recognisable by the distinctive golden-yellow horn on its beak, called a casque, the black-feathered Rhinoceros Hornbill is mainly found in Sarawak where it is regarded as a sacred animal. Both male and female rhinoceros hornbills looks similar and the only way to distinguish between them is by the colour of their eye rings — orange or red for males and white for females.

The rhinoceros hornbill’s diet primarily consists of fruits and insects but it sometimes feeds on small reptiles, rodents and smaller birds. These hornbills are generally monogamous and their nesting rituals are rather unique. The mating pair builds their nest inside a hollow tree. The opening is then sealed with mud, food remains and faeces with the female inside, incubating her eggs. During incubation, the female does not leave the nest and her partner feeds her with regurgitated food through a small hole in the opening.

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/20-animals-Hornbills.mp4

 

16. Malayan Leaf Frog

Scientific Name: Megophrys Nasuta

The Malayan Leaf Frog is a large frog with brownish leaf-like patterns on its skin that allow it to camouflage itself, making it almost impossible to detect amongst a pile of dead leaves. It is also known as the Long-nosed Horned Frog due to the structure of its nose.

Malayan Leaf Frog

Can you spot the frog? (Source: Wikimedia)

These stealthy amphibians are sexually dimorphic. Adult females are often two to three times bigger than the males and are capable of laying anywhere between a few hundred to a few thousand eggs. The incubation period is 12 days and it takes about 2.5 months for hind legs to appear on the tadpoles.

The typical diet of the Malayan Leaf Frog consists of insects, slugs, worms, centipedes, scorpions and other small mammals. These opportunistic feeders are able to eat relatively large prey due to their wide mouths. It is said that snails as large as two-inches wide may be eaten.

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/20-animals-leaf-frog.mp4

 

17. Malayan Roundleaf Bat

Hipposideros Nequam

A rare image of this elusive, critically endangered bat (Source: planet-mammiferes.org)

Scientific Name: Hipposideros Nequam

The Malayan Roundleaf Bat is found only in Malaysia, specifically in Klang, Selangor.

Listed as critically endangered, not much is known about this horseshoe bat except that its lifespan is approximately five years. It is also known as the Malayan Leaf-nosed Bat.

 

18. Bornean Bearded Pig

Scientific Name: Sus barbatus

Endemic to Peninsular and East Malaysia, the Bornean Bearded Pig is easily recognisable by its signature yellowish white beard. Listed as a vulnerable species, its population is declining rapidly due to aggressive hunting for the exotic meat trade. This wild pig can be found in high and lowland forests as well as peat swamps and mangrove forests.

Contrary to what many may assume, these bearded pigs are relatively slender and hairless compared to their other wild pig cousins. Males are slightly larger than females, with two pairs of small warts on their faces.

Bearded Pig

The Bornean Bearded Pig is nomadic and can travel up to 22km in a month.

Prior to giving birth, the pregnant sow builds her nest from vegetation. After a gestation period of 90 to 120 days, the mother gives birth to a litter of three to eleven piglets, depending on her size. Piglets remain with their mothers for up to a year. This nomadic animal is the only pig species to undertake annual migration.

 

19. Papilionidae

Scientific Name: Graphium Procles

Graphium_procles

Graphium procles (Source: en.butterflycorner.net)

This tailless butterfly of the family Papilionidae is native to the Crocker Range in Borneo, including Mount Kinabalu in Sabah. Found in forests as high as 1,000 metres, it has a wingspan of about 5 to 6cm (2 to 2.3 inches).

This endangered species has black forewings with little white spots at the outer edges, and small black hind wings with wavy edges and a chain of little white spots. Larger white spots can also be seen in the middle of its wings.

 

20. Elongated Tortoise

Scientific Name: Indotestudo Elongata

Native to Southeast Asia and commonly found in Malaysia, Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam, the adult Elongated Tortoise can grow up to 30cm (12 inches) in length and weigh 3.5kg (7 lbs). Females have wider bodies and tend to be heavier while males have larger tails.

The elongated tortoise is an endangered species and the population is fast dwindling due to mass harvesting for food in China and also the high demand for ground tortoise shells believed to be an aphrodisiac.

Elongated tortoise

This tame tortoise has a lifespan of 20 to 50 years. (Source: reptilesweb.com)

Also known as the Pineapple Tortoise, it feeds mainly on vegetables and edible leaves but also eats eggs, snails, insects and meat in protected captivity. Breeding typically occurs during the rainy season and the mating ritual of the elongated tortoise is rather violent with the male ramming into the female and biting her around the neck, head and front legs.

Before laying her eggs, the female will use her back legs to dig a flask-shaped nest that is about 15 to 20cm (5.9 to 7.9 inches) deep. She will lay two to four eggs and cover it with soil. The incubation period is between 130 to 190 days.

 

References:

  • http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  • http://en.butterflycorner.net/Graphium-procles.1292.0.html
  • https://www.arkive.org/
  • https://www.inaturalist.org
  • https://www.worldwildlife.org
  • https://conservationforthewild.wordpress.com
  • https://www.fws.gov/international/wildlife-without-borders

 

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  1. S.Prathap on Mar 19, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    Malaysia’s tropical rain forests and mangroves house thousands of unique wildlife species and some of which are highly endemic to the region. Malaysia is a land of unique adventures, wildlife, natural beauty for those who love to explore.
    Hope that the Malaysian government and Malaysians, in general, will become more proactive to protect these animals.Thank you, for sharing such an interesting article that helps us to be more aware.

  2. nicholas on Sep 19, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    For all nature lovers out there, if you are looking for a great place to explore the wonders and awes of Mother Nature and her creations, Malaysia can be one of the best places in the world that you should consider. Here are some trivial facts that will tell you why.

    – Malaysia is located near the equator, with a hot and humid climate rich in tropical wildlife
    – Malaysia is internationally recognized by Conservation International as one of the world’s 17 megadiverse countries
    – Approximately two-thirds of Malaysian territory is covered by tropical rainforests and mangroves, with some believed to be 130 million years old
    – Malaysia is home to an estimated 20% of the world’s animal species.
    – Malaysia’s waters are amongst the world’s most biodiverse, with an estimated 600 coral species, 1200 fish species and several other species of sea turtles, sea snakes and other marine life
    – An estimated 15,500 flowering plant and tree species, as well as nearly 4000 fungi species, exist throughout Malaysia

    Malaysia is very rich in wildlife, and this includes numerous rare species of flora and fauna perhaps not found in any other parts of the world. The list above of ten of the most well-known rare species found in Malaysia that you should not miss during your outdoor expeditions into Mother Nature’s vast realms.

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  4. Sofi on Dec 10, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Malaysia has such diversity in its rainforests and seeing the pictures of the animals really brings out the tenderness for these living beings, surviving against nature. I had heard of poachers from overseas coming to Malaysia jungle to hunt down the exotic animals for their clients. Malaysia forest rangers have their time tracking down these offenders and they deserve our admiration for such a tough job. Humans should really start to see how much damage we are doing to nature and not continue to destroy especially when all living beings share the same of wishing for long life, happiness and freedom. We need to play our part in every small way possible to prevent depletion of the species, tigers, rhino, etc.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing such an interesting article that helps us to be more aware of our own country’s richness that we tend to overlook, living in urban areas.

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  7. Sharon Ong on Jun 15, 2018 at 1:30 am

    There are so many amazing animals in Malaysia that are hidden in the tropical rainforests. It would be a shame if these beautiful creatures were to become extinct. Hope that the Malaysian government and Malaysians, in general, will become more proactive to protect these animals. There are links to wildlife conservation initiatives in this article too and I thank the blog team for including them to make it easier for us to help protect these animals.

    As humans, we need to help those who cannot help themselves. Let’s help sustain Malaysian animals!

  8. wan wai meng on May 31, 2018 at 4:06 am

    Hope Malaysian government must consider protecting our eco system and its inhabitants.
    All the animals species in Malaysia were part of the Malaysian species that had coexisted with humans for thousands of years. Naturally we may learn something new from them.

  9. Anne Ong on May 7, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    Awesome! So many types of interesting animals in Malaysia. Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for the information and images of these animals. ??

  10. Wah Ying on Apr 28, 2018 at 12:44 am

    I do realise there are so many amazing animals in Malaysia forest! Thank you for the information and images of these animals. To know more about these wild animals is the first step to keep them, not to hunt them for trade, or for entertainment purposes.

  11. Alice Tay on Apr 21, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Personally, I think it is about 30% from the above mentioned list of animals are very rare as I never heard before. To protect all these endangers wildlife and having considered that hunting has contributed to the extinction of animal species, I hope that Malaysian Government will consider to tighten the regulations on the killing of wildlife.

    Thank you for this wonderful sharing about Malaysia’s beautiful wildlife.

  12. Cc on Apr 12, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Amazing. Reminds me of school days where i collect stickers and books from WWF that intro all the wild life animals in Malaysia.

    Thank you for sharing.???

  13. Samfoonheei on Apr 12, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Amazing……there so many beautiful animals out there in our vast tropical rainforests . Some of those wild animals not even heard or seen by many of us. Malaysia’s tropical rainforests and mangroves house thousands of unique wildlife species and some of which are highly endemic to the region. Malaysia is a land of unique adventures, wildlife, natural beauty for those who love to explore. Malaysia’s wildlife and nature must be preserved and nurtured to ensure that future generations will be able to see, behold and treasure their beauty and wonders.
    Thank you for this wonderful sharing.

  14. Cynthia Lee on Apr 11, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Thank you for bringing Malaysia’s beautiful wildlife to the world. I think most of us do not think much about the other beings (the animal realm) that live in this country/earth with us. This is especially for those living in the city. The huge varieties of species mentioned in the article are amazing. Unfortunately, many are striving to exist due to human greed.

  15. Stella Cheang on Apr 11, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Did not realise that there are many unusual animals living in the land of Malaysia. They are unique not only in their looks but also in their habits and rarity of the species! This is a good reminder that the world is vast and we, humans, are co-habitants of this planet with these lovely animals. We must be mindful to preserve their space and environment. Thank you for this sharing.

  16. Datuk May on Apr 11, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Awesome is the description of my experience in reading this article. Wow so many of these beautiful Malaysian animals that I have never seen until I view the photos right here.

    Malaysia is truly a paradise with her beautiful landscape and animals that inhabit within.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 9. 2020 04:41 PM
    Heart breaking after watching the video. Its really sad watching those animals including bludgeoning, neck-breaking while many are skinned alive. The way they were killed just for their fur is horrible inhumane practices. In fact those animals are confined to relatively small wire cages with little enrichment. Millions of fur-bearing animals are killed every year by trappers worldwide. For many of us, wearing fur is simply cruel, and to be avoided at all costs. China is the largest importer of fur pelts in the world and the largest exporter of finished fur products. Glad that campaign groups such as PETA have long highlighted the cruelty of such farms. Fur farming is now banned in a number of countries such as Austria, Croatia, the United Kingdom and so forth. Not only causing the suffering and deaths of millions of animals each year, the production of wool, fur, and leather contributes to climate change, land devastation, pollution, and even water contamination. Hopefully the fur industry can work together with farms with better regulations.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing to bring awareness of the cruelty of animal at fur farm.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/animal-cruelty-in-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 9. 2020 04:39 PM
    Beautiful Jog Fall located at southern state of Karnataka is India’s highest waterfall. It is a segmented waterfall which depends on rain and season becomes a plunge waterfall. Its one of the power where our Lama H E the 25th Tsem Rinpoche had visited years ago. From the beautiful pictures of Jog Fall can tells us more. Looks peaceful to do prayers, recitation , meditation, retreat as encouraged by our Lama when visiting holy place. When there is stupa we can also do circumambulations, offerings and more. Doing prayers at all these power holy places would be wonderful. There are many places as mentioned by Rinpoche do have powerful positive energy. It’s those place where great masters have visited , varies prayers done, meditation ,and retreats. All these holy places such as Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath-Varanasi and Kushinagara, Tsongkapa’s birthplace and many more all over the world is infused with the powerful energy of beings. A good article to read and great knowledge of some of the power place and go on pilgrimage.
    We are fortunate to have Rinpoche here in Malaysia where Kechara Forest Retreat was conceptualized ….a holy place infused with powerful energy. It has indeed benefited many and many more to come.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/power-place-jog-falls.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Jul 9. 2020 04:26 PM
    A very unusual friendship which I have not heard of. ‘ Incredible true story of Pocho. a injured crocodile was found on the bank of the Parasmina River in Costa Rica after being shot by a farmer.
    Even an animal as large and carnivorous can be gentle and loving. All animals deserve the chance to live.Thank you very much for the good article.

    https://bit.ly/3iIJDW8
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Jul 8. 2020 10:56 PM
    Most people think animal cruelty is mainly people being unkind to animals. Based on the article million innocent animals were tortured and killed for their fur or skin off their backs. The fur industry is such a cruel heartless business that is bad for the environment and unnecessary.

    It’s horrendous, I can’t believe that fur from China has so much demand. Shock to see the industries cheapest and cruelest methods used in killing the animals. All the animals are victims of cruelty spent their whole lives restricted to filthy, cramped wire cages. This has to come to an end.

    The industry will continue to grow wild if there is no restriction. The success of any business depends upon how they are creating the demand for a product in the target market and then, how they are managing the supplies to fulfill that demand.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 8. 2020 02:54 PM
    Attitudes toward minorities have been marked by discrimination historically almost everywhere. In the United States’s history many forms of discrimination had been happening in U.S. Population growth and cultural has change throughout much of the U.S. Americans enjoyed legally sanctioned privileges and rights which were denied to other races and minorities. All these should happened just because of their religion, spirituality, race, economic background. Anyway it did happened in USA, as Rinpoche did experienced before where discrimination and there are people who are segregated because of their religious faith.
    In happened in the Dorje Shugden’s controversy as well all because of their faith which has affected hundred thousands of Tibetan communities . Even to this day the discrimination still continue with the Tibetan Leadership interference politics with religion.
    History has a tendency to repeat itself and those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. Hopefully it will not be repeated for peace and harmony .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/this-happened-in-the-usa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 8. 2020 02:52 PM
    Beautiful rare and precious ancient thangkas . We are fortunate to have such an opportunity to see all the rare thangkas of Dorje Shugden , Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen, Five Foremost Deities – Mo Lha and so forth. They are all centuries old thangkas . Incredible all are private collections as well as from Rubin Museum of Art which been printed centuries ago. Merely by looking at it is a blessing and paints a thousand words.All these rare centuries thangkas has proven that the Tibetan Leadership is wrong in their judgements of the Dorje Shugden origin. It is visual proof that Dorje Shugden was practised by the other Tibetan Buddhist traditions as well and is not evil spirits.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/beautiful-ancient-thangkas-to-share-with-you.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jul 8. 2020 12:33 PM
    She was was revered as one of the last century’s best known woman teachers and most influential women in Tibetan spiritual history.Many extraordinary stories are told of her remarkable abilities, she was an extraordinary woman.
    It is inspiring to read how much she had to endure from childhood and later under her lama but she never broke down, felt sorry for herself or got angry.Thank you for sharing this wonderful article.

    https://bit.ly/3e8Zbz1
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jul 8. 2020 12:40 AM
    Happy to Mr. Chen and his wife, for his devotions and great care towards Guru. His good and excellent qualities are an example I wish to follows.All the flowers and plants that you have planted look so good in the pictures.
    These are the results of your care and hard work that you have put in.Mr. Chen sets a good example for us all to learn. Thank you very much for the sharing
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Jul 7. 2020 11:20 PM
    What has got into them..Such an inhuman behavior. I got no heart to see all those pictures, had to scroll down as I couldn’t bear seeing this cruelty on poor animals. I have seen people watching slime videos for satisfaction, this is the first time seeing this. This has to end very soon !
    Thank you Rinpoche

    https://bit.ly/31Ut2c8
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 7. 2020 01:35 PM
    nspiration worthy words compiled by Tsem Rinpoche. All the quotes are meaningful for us to ponder. Simple quotes yet very meaningful. Buddha ‘s words is a teaching , we should listen and put into action will lead us to mind transformation and happiness.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/and-buddha-spoke-you-should-listen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 7. 2020 01:33 PM
    Buddhism has a long history in Indonesia, and is recognized as one of six official religions. Numerous stupa, statues , inscriptions from the earlier history of Indonesian has suggested c Buddhism came to Indonesia a few hundred years after Hinduism. Buddhism is the second oldest religion in Indonesia, after Hinduism recording to history. Temples been built since then which still exist and came under the world heritage site. Borobudur,is one of them which is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple, in Central Java, Indonesia. The magnificent Borobudur temple is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument, an ancient site widely considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amazing just in the Borobudur itself there were over 500 Buddha statues . I have been to there yet , wish I could. Heard from friends the beauty of it, a peaceful place good for meditation and do prayers . Buddhism in Indonesia has an interesting history behind it. The Srivijaya Kingdom and its kings were influential factors in the spreading of Buddhism then. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Valencia sharing this interesting article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-buddhist-kingdoms-of-indonesia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 7. 2020 01:32 PM
    Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness when we put into action. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in our soul. Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. Learn to be thankful for what we already have. Once we begin to take note of the things we are grateful for, we begin to lose sight of the things that we lack. Once expressed, it changes our attitude, brightens outlook, and broadens our perspective. When we express gratitude it improves our self-esteem and enhances empathy.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands for this great teachings which I deeply appreciate.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/gratitude-makes-us-happier.html
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Jul 6. 2020 05:34 PM
    Great teachers are rare. It is a privilege and special opportunity when we have a great one. They are able to take a variety of styles and mold them into their own unique style to meet the needs of the students.

    The purpose of a teaching is to teach us to put into practice and learning from there to improve by keeping the end in mind. The spirit of the instructions is meant to benefit and nurture the student along the spiritual path. Thank you for the sharing
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Jul 6. 2020 04:32 PM
    It is very touching when organizations are set up solely for the benefit of animals. I salute the World Federation for the Protection of Animals (WFPA) for creating a movement on a global scale to protect and care for animals whilst educating humans on human.

    This organization is around the globe and their mission is to build a global animal welfare movement.They are really doing a fantastic work.Thank you very much for sharing this article with us.


    https://bit.ly/2YZlJOm

  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 6. 2020 01:51 PM
    Great sharing of a great master Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen , who has reincarnated lifetime after lifetime so as to benefit all beings . A beautiful praise of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. We are fortunate to have H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche here in Malaysia , guiding, giving all the teachings and powerful practice such as Dorje Shugden’s practice sharing with us. Dorje Shugden reincarnated as a Dharma Protector in order to benefit all. He arose from a long line of incarnations.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this short biography .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/golden-undefeated-lama-of-blessings.html

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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 weeks ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 month ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
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More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
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Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
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4 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
4 months ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
4 months ago
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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