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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  2. 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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  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 🙏👍

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.🙏🙏🙏

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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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  • nicholas
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 12:57 PM
    Ganden Sumtseling or Songzanlin or Guihua Monastery is also known as “Little Potala Palace”. Sumtseling Monastery is located just outside the city of Zhongdian (later renamed to Shangri-la in 2001). It is the largest Buddhist monastery in Yunnan province. Established by the Great Fifth Dalai Lama in 1679, the monastery was built during the rule of Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi, who fully patronized the development of the monastery. One of the most special features of the monastery is its blending of Tibetan and Chinese-style architecture.

    Read more about this monastery at https://bit.ly/2xiTMCC
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 12:52 PM
    Archaeologists have come across a vast network of underwater ruins making up the ancient Roman city once known as Neapolis, which was largely washed away by a powerful tsunami around 1,700 years ago.

    Read more this at https://bit.ly/2ZNWVXi
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 12:47 PM
    He is known as the ‘guardian of Fukushima’s animals’ because of the work he does to feed the animals left behind by people in their rush to evacuate the government’s 12.5-mile exclusion zone. He is aware of the radiation he is subject to on a daily basis, but says that he “refuses to worry about it.” He does take steps, however, by only eating food imported into the zone.

    See more about his work https://bit.ly/2IQlI76
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 11:50 AM
    Over the last decades , China have since built more, huge impressive mega statues around the Chinese landscape. It seem these mega-statues are even more stunning than its towering skyscrapers and indeed very impressive. China is a great Buddhist land, with Buddha statues of all sizes rising up through history. And some of which are among the largest or tallest in the world. China has a long history of Buddhist art and sculpture. Through out history China been a great Buddhist land had built many awe-inspiring, Buddha statues, from been the highest to the largest statues in the world. I wish I could visit and see those huge Buddhist statues in future.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with beautiful pictures of those huge statues.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/chinas-huge-buddha-statues.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 11:48 AM
    China is a vast country with many huge statues been built over the centuries. Having a long history of Buddhism, the statues been built with ancient architectures ,art and sculpture of various sizes . Some of those seem to be the world largest and tallest . Amazing to look at those beautiful statues been rich in their culture for thousands of years. They are built all over China, every province there are at least one or two amazing structure. Buddha statues are getting bigger on mainland China in bid to lure pilgrims and tourists. I would love to see those amazing structures Buddhist statues. Out of those 24 huge Statues in China , I have only visited Big Buddha of Lingshan (Buddha Shakyamuni), Big Buddha of Leshan, Sichuan, Samantabhadra, Sichuan Province and Manjushri, Shanxi Province.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/chinas-huge-buddha-statues-chinese.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 11:47 AM
    Wow ….what a fantastic discovery by astronomers’ search . There are other habitable planets out in the sky. Planets like earth in the out space are not rare to the scientist. There’s more to life on earth and earth is often referred to as a Goldilocks planet. Astronomers found a first truly earth-like planet in habitable zone after years of research. New discovery lead by Steven Vogt and Paul Butler suggested our galaxy may be teeming with potentially habitable planets . Could not have imagine there are 200 billion stars in the universe, there could be a possibility that there are more life in other planets which are not yet found. Steven Scott Vogt and Paul Butler are one of those astronomer whose main interest is the search for extra solar planets. The planet Earth was believed to be the center of the universe, there are innumerable beings in the universe. Interesting read.
    According to the Buddha, there are some other forms of life existing in other parts of the universe. I do believe that as found in other Buddhist scriptures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/a-planet-discovered-that-could-have-life.html
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    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 02:30 AM
    HONG KONG: Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health.

    Scores of tap water samples from more than a dozen nations were analysed by scientists for an investigation by Orb Media, who shared the findings with the Guardian. Overall, 83 per cent of the samples were contaminated with plastic fibres.

    The US had the highest contamination rate, at 94 per cent, with plastic fibres found in tap water sampled at sites including Congress buildings, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s headquarters, and Trump Tower in New York. Lebanon and India had the next highest rates.

    Read more about this article at https://bit.ly/2xRfi1x
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    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 02:22 AM
    Every time you buy a fashion item made from leather – be it a trendy handbag, a piece of comfortable shoes – please think about the tremendous cruelty that stands at the foundation of that product. This petition targets both the Chinese government – who has repeatedly failed to adopt animal welfare laws and has allowed this industry to thrive – as well as consumers worldwide, to take the pledge to go cruel-free and stop purchasing leather products.

    Please stop buying leather products from today https://bit.ly/2sWcGMW
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    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 02:16 AM
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    As of January 2019, it will be illegal for stores to buy animals from pet breeders and any store being caught will face a fine of $500.

    Individual, private buyers will still be able to buy their pets from a breeder, reports the New York Times.

    Read more about this great news at https://bit.ly/2Jy8j1E
  • Anonymous
    Friday, Jul 19. 2019 10:06 PM
    [22:04, 19/7/2019] Vajrasecrets.com: Thanks to H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche for spreading information about Dorje Shugden.


    I am happy to say that Dorje Shugden is my new best friend. But he feels very familiar to me. It’s as if this is not my first encounter with him. Perhaps I was a Dorje Shugden fan in one of my past lives.


    I’ll keep this testimony simple without going into much detail about what happened. All I can say is I love you Dorje Shugden and I hope to have a better connection with you.


    Although I am not a Buddhist, I respect and accept other religions. I wish I had known about Dorje Shugden much earlier because I have been volunteering for Kechara since 2017.



    Here are a few situations where I have experienced miraculous results:
    1. I had problems waking up on Saturday. After saying OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA once, I could feel my muscles getting better and it was just easy for me to wake up.
    2. My eyes suddenly hurt when I was doing my work in front of the computer. I could not open them so I began uttering OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA in silence. To my surprise, my eyes were not sore anymore. After the third recitation, my problem went away.
    I am not going to go into detail about what happened because I am a private person, but DS is amazing.
    3. I have awards in my field of work, but I could not do my work. That was my first encounter with Dorje Shugden’s mantra. After I said the mantra, I started coughing and felt like throwing up. The next day, I could finish my work.
    4. A lady suddenly caused me trouble. I accepted the fact that she did not like me and expressed how I felt to her expecting that day would turn into a horrible day. She suddenly told me that she would follow everything I told her without any questions asked.
    I did not say OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA at that time, but at that moment when she responded to me in that way, I somehow knew or felt that it was Dorje Shugden’s assistance. I did not even ask him and he was there.
    5. I felt a positive shift….like a strong knowing that everything is going to be alright. And I felt that message was from Dorje Shugden.
    There are too many stories to share.
    Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    I love you. Thank you.
    Anonymous
    (Discovered about Dorje Shugden on 27th June, 2019, From YouTube, Dorje Shugden’s mantra)
    [no sender]
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Jul 19. 2019 04:36 PM
    Ullambana festival is one of the good opportunity to collect merits and dedicate them to our loved ones.The main highlights thing of the Ullambana festival is two powerful pujas that will be perform according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery
    This year festival will be on 10th August Saturday..Don’t miss the chance to get blessing from this powerful pujas and thank you so much for the information and sharing this article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/32Bn9hW
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Jul 19. 2019 03:17 PM
    Discovering mushroom growth for Tibetan represents good sign and the holy land will have some development and the dharma teaching will grow in near future. An auspicious symbols of Buddhism and it is also to belief represent the gifts of God.

    Besides mushroom , Bodhi tree too have an auspicious omen. This trees to be said to have a great significance in the history of Buddhism and Hinduism. This tree often seen growing tall in many temple and frequent destination for pilgrims, being the most important for the Buddhist and to Hindus pilgrimage sites.

    Thank you for the sharing and hope Kechara Forest Retreat has is dream fulfilled.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 19. 2019 01:51 PM
    Gyenze is Dorje Shugden in a wealth form specifically to help us gain resources in difficult times. We are so fortune to have the opportunity to learn the Gyenze practice from our guru Tsem Rinpoche. It is indeed a wonderful practice, many activities can be accomplished through Dorje Shugden Gyenze’s practice. Such as it will help us in outer and inner wealth, in order to have a better life and in our dharma practice. He will help anyone from all walks of life who need assistance and who sincerely invokes upon his enlightened energy. Many people has reported having their wishes fulfilled and return back to the Gyenze Chapel many times.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for this sharing with clear explanations for more people to understand it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 19. 2019 01:50 PM
    Dorje Shugden, the special protector who is the emanation of Buddha of Wisdom Manjushri. Having printed in different memes tells all. Easy for anyone to recall all the good powerful qualities of the powerful dharma protector Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden will help all without discrimination as long as we have trust and faith , relying on the protector sincerely.
    Thank you Rinpoche for coming up with these memes .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/powerful-qualities-of-dorje-shugden-in-memes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 19. 2019 01:49 PM
    Wow….beautiful images of Dorje Shugden in difference of culture and varies styles from different countries. We have Indian style, Fauvistic style, Byzantine style, Malaysian style, Chinese style, New Age style, Japanese anime style and many more to come. All the beautiful different styles of Dorje Shugden have been painted to suit each unique culture.
    Truly blessed to have Dorje Shugden here in Malaysia. May everyone be blessed and protected by Dorje Shugden. Merely looking at these beautiful styles is a blessing. All the styles is beautifully painted which I do enjoyed seeing it.
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for sharing with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/which-dorje-shugden-style-is-your-favourite.html

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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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Click on this picture and read about this very sad girl. Please offer your prayers for her to take a good rebirth. Tsem Rinpoche
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Click on this picture and read about this very sad girl. Please offer your prayers for her to take a good rebirth. Tsem Rinpoche
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Bigfoot cafe in Bentong, Malaysia-Delicious vegetarian food in a beautiful setting- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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We have new student last week. He is only 3 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
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We have new student last week. He is only 3 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
Wow most students can do full lotus. Rejoice. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wow most students can do full lotus. Rejoice. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Alice guided students to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Alice guided students to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
We have Robey showing us the right way to do plank during the exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
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We have Robey showing us the right way to do plank during the exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
Students enjoyed activities last Sunday. Exercise and stretching lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students enjoyed activities last Sunday. Exercise and stretching lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
Thanks to Uncle Edward, Karen, Ashley Tan, Ashley Eng, Neil, Usha and Sudharshan for helping out for our lunch distribution today. We would also like to thank our sponsors Sogo and Munchy's for their continuous support. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to Uncle Edward, Karen, Ashley Tan, Ashley Eng, Neil, Usha and Sudharshan for helping out for our lunch distribution today. We would also like to thank our sponsors Sogo and Munchy's for their continuous support. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
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A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
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Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
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Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
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Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
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Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
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Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
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Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
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Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
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Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
In our Johor Bahru office, our single mother trainees get busy to do up the products taught to them by our #volunteers while their children were given additional tuition classes in another room. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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In our Johor Bahru office, our single mother trainees get busy to do up the products taught to them by our #volunteers while their children were given additional tuition classes in another room. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
How To Clear Disturbances by Pastor Niral - Monday 8. July 2019 at 9:30pm in Kechara House, Jalan PJU 1/3G, SunwayMas Commercial Centre 47301 Petaling Jaya
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How To Clear Disturbances by Pastor Niral - Monday 8. July 2019 at 9:30pm in Kechara House, Jalan PJU 1/3G, SunwayMas Commercial Centre 47301 Petaling Jaya
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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