Must visit Chengdu (exotic and exciting)

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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Chengdu is the capital of China’s Sichuan province which is located in the southwestern part of China. This beautiful city has a rich culture and history that dates back to as far as the 4th century BCE when it used to serve as the capital for the Shu Kingdom (one of the three major states that competed for supremacy over China during the Three Kingdoms period). Artefacts from that dynasty were unearthed and are now being displayed at the Jinsha Site Museum.

Chengdu is now one of the most powerful economic, cultural and transportation centres in western China. Its airport is one of the 30 busiest airports in the world and Chengdu Railway Station is one of the six biggest in China.

Map of Chengdu, click on image to enlarge.

Map of Chengdu, click on image to enlarge.

 


 

1. Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

The research centre has re-created the best wildlife habitat available, providing a comfortable and natural environment to accommodate the giant pandas, allowing them to live as though they are in the wild. As the years have gone by, the number of giant pandas in the wild have gone down, they are now only found in Sichuan, Shanxi and Gansu provinces. People from all over the world have been flying to Cheng Du to witness this beautiful breeding ground of the giant pandas and view the beauty of these cute bamboo-eating creatures.

Other than giant pandas, the centre also takes care of other endangered animals such as black-necked cranes, white storks, red pandas and many other rare species of wildlife animals.

Admission fee: 58 yen

Opening hours: 07:30 to 18:00 (tickets sales closes at 17:00);
The active breakfast for the pandas is between 09:00-10:00 in the morning.

Address: No.1375 Xiongmao Avenue the Outside Northern Third Ring Road, Chenghua District, Chengdu 610081, China

Transportation:

By bus:
Take bus no. 9, 18, 25, 32, 64, 70, 85, 87, 99, 146, 150, 156A, 156B, 166, 193, 245, 527, 650, 1030 or 1035 and get off at Dong Wu Yuan (Chengdu Zoo) Bus Station. Then change to bus 198 or 198A to the base.

By subway:
Take subway line 3 and get off at Dong Wu Yuan Station. Get out from Exit B and then take bus 198 or 198A direct to the base.

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The red panda

The red panda

Map indicating the location of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Click on image to enlarge.

Map indicating the location of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Click on image to enlarge.

 

2. Wen Shu Yuan Monastery

The large Wen Shu Monastery was built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE), and was once known as the Xinxiang Temple by the locals. During the reign of Emperor Kangxi, there was a Buddhist monk, Cidu, who came to the temple and built a small hut, where he lived an ascetic’s life. It is said that later, when Cidu was cremated, an image of Manjushri appeared in the fire. Therefore, people regarded Cidu as an emanation of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. Thereafter, Xinxiang temple was renamed to Wen Shu Monastery, after Manjushri’s name in Mandarin – Wen Shu Pusa.

Since the Tang and Song dynasties, there have been hundreds of paintings, artwork and calligraphy pieces exhibited at Wen Shu Monastery which makes this unique landmark alluring to historical art lovers. Amongst all the precious relics, they also exhibit a piece of broken skull belonging to Xuan Zhang, a famous Buddhist monk of the Tang Dynasty which is the rarest of the rare. The monastery houses hundreds of intricate and sacred Buddha statues that have made it through history, one of them the exquisite jade Buddha statue that was brought to China from Burma in 1922 by Xing Lin.

Admission fee: Free

Opening hours: 08:00 to 18:00

Address: 66 Wenshuyuan St, CaoShiJie, Qingyang Qu, Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng, China, 610081

Transportation:

By bus:
Bus 16, 55 or 98 at Wen Shu Yuan Station

By subway:
Take subway line 1 and get off at Wen Shu Yuan Station

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This plaque that reads "kong lin" was bestowed upon the monastery by Emperor Kangxi.

This plaque reads “kong lin” was bestowed upon the monastery by Emperor Kangxi.

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A vegetarian restaurant within the monastery compund

A vegetarian restaurant within the monastery compund

Kong Lin library. Calligraphies of the great Emperor Kangxi and other famous poets can be found here.

Kong Lin library. Calligraphies of the great Emperor Kangxi and other famous poets can be found here.

The famed Myanmar Buddha statue that was brought back by the monastery's monk in 1922

The famed Myanmar Buddha statue that was brought back by the monastery’s monk in 1922

Next to the monastery, there's a business district called "Wen Shu Fang". Within this cultural street, there are some good restaurants and shops that sell local arts and crafts.

Next to the monastery, there’s a business district called “Wen Shu Fang”. Within this cultural street, there are some good restaurants and shops that sell local arts and crafts.

Map indicating the location of Wen Shu Yuan Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

Map indicating the location of Wen Shu Yuan Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

 

3. Du Fu Thatched Cottage

Du Fu is one of the most famous poets of China who lived during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE). The thatched cottage was home to Du Fu a thousand years ago. After escaping from the An-Shi Rebellion, he fled to Cheng Du and with the help of friends and the locals, the thatched cottage was built in 760 CE for him. During his stay there, he has composed over 200 poems which now are recognised as national treasures.

Hundreds of years later during the Song Dynasty, a temple was built on the original location to commemorate such a talented and unique individual. Ever since then, the site has been renovated and expanded from time to time. There were two major reconstructions in 1500 and 1811 respective. The shape and structure of the present cottage is the result of these reconstructions. The cottage today is a museum of Chinese literature and a commemorative museum that takes on the theme of a traditional Chinese garden.

Admission fee: 60 yen

Opening hours: May to October: 8:00-18:30 ; November to April: 8:00 -18:00 ; Ticketing stops 20 minutes before the closing time

Address: 28 Caotang Rd, QingYang GongShangQuan, Qingyang Qu, Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng, China, 610072

Transportation:

By bus:
Take bus 19, 35, 58, 82, 151, 165, 170, 309, 319, 1024 or 1031, and get off at Du Fu Cao Tang station

A depiction of Du Fu

A depiction of Du Fu

A statue of Du Fu made to commemorate the works of such an influential poet

A statue of Du Fu made to commemorate the works of such an influential poet

The layout of Du Fu Thatched Cottage

The layout of Du Fu Thatched Cottage

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The living area of the cottage

The living area of the cottage

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Map indicating the location of Du Fu Thatched Cottage. Click on image to enlarge.

Map indicating the location of Du Fu Thatched Cottage. Click on image to enlarge.

 

4. Mount. Qingcheng

Mount Qingcheng is one of the popular Taoist mountains in China, it is beautifully decorated with luscious trees which makes it an incredibly beautiful site. The mountain itself is surrounded by various peaks and it is shaped like a city. People call it “the most peaceful and secluded mountain under heaven”.

The mountain is divided into two sections, the anterior and posterior parts. The anterior section itself covers about 3,706 acres of land, it contains historical sites like Jianfu Palace, the Tianshi Cave and the Shangqing Palace. These 3 places are a must-visit, and people are often intrigued by its natural beauty and rich historical background.

Admission fee: Front Mountain: CNY 90 ;
Rear Mountain: CNY 20 ;
Ten-Thousand Buddha Cave: CNY 5 ;
Crystal Cave: CNY 10

Opening hours: March 2 to November 30: 08:00 to 18:00 ;
December 1 to next March 1: 08:30 to 17:00

Address: Qingcheng Mountain Town, Chengdu 611844, China

Transportation:

From Chengdu:

  1. Take bullet trains from Chengdu Railway Station to Qingchengshan Railway Station. Then take bus no. 101 to Mt. Qingcheng (Front Mountain).
  2. Take a regular bus from Xinnanmen Bus Station or Chadianzi Bus Station to Qingchengshan.

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Map indicating the location of Mount. Qingcheng. Click on image to enlarge.

Map indicating the location of Mount. Qingcheng. Click on image to enlarge.

 

5. Luodai Ancient Town

Luodai Ancient Town is known as the world’s largest Hakka town, it is 18km away from downtown Chengdu. Hakka refers to a group belonging to the ethnic Han Chinese, who up to this day still are part of China’s largest cities. Within this famed ancient town, there is the Four Guild Walls, the Hakka park and Hakka museum which are a must-visit.

During the Three Kingdoms Period, it is said that the place was once named Wanfu Street. Based on history, the King of Shu, Liu Edou dropped his jade band in an old well in this town while trying to catch a carp. The meaning of Luodai in Chinese literally means dropping a band. Ever since then, this town was called Luodai.

Admission fee: Free

Opening hours: All day

Address: China, Sichuan, Chengdu, Longquanyi, Bajiaojing St

Transportation:

By bus:
Take bus 2, 4, 10, 23, 38, 58, 66, 71, 81, 91, 92, 94, 122, 200, 223, 517, 855A, 856, 857, or 858 to Wuguiqiao Bus Stop, and then take bus 219. Get off at the Luodai Passenger Transport Center.

By subway:
Take subway line 2 and get off at Longquanyi Station. Walk to the Music Square Bus Stop to take bus 850 to Luodai Passenger Transport Center.

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Map indicating the location of Luodai Ancient Town. Click on image to enlarge.

Map indicating the location of Luodai Ancient Town. Click on image to enlarge.

 

6. Yongling Museum

Yongling Museum was established due to the Yongling Mausoleum which is the only overground imperial tomb in China. This tomb belongs to an extremely famous historical figure of ancient China named Wang Jian (847 – 918 CE) who was the founder of the Former Shu Regime during the chaotic period after the Tang Dynasty.

The Yongling Mausoleum has a circular base that measures 262 feet in diameter and it stands 49 feet tall. Unlike any other imperial tombs, this particular one was built in a way that it rises over the ground. The Yongling museum is located within the Yongling Park which is surrounded by the perfect view of natural landscape.

Admission fee: 20 yen for the Yongling Mausoleum. Free for other areas, but visitors should get a ticket for the exhibition hall at the entrance if they want to enter it. All sections are free for children under 4.3 feet (1.3m); half price for students between 6 and 18 years old.

Opening hours: 08:30 to 17:30 for the mausoleum and the exhibition hall. 7:00 – 22:00 for Yongling Park.

Address: 10 Yongling Rd, Jinniu Qu, Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng, China, 610031

Transportation:

By bus:
Take bus no. 30, 48, 54, or 341 to Yongling Road East. Or you can take bus no. 42, 126, or 127 and get off at Yongling Luokou Station.

By subway:
Take subway line 4 to Kuanzhai Xiangzi (Wide and Narrow Alley) and get out from the exit D; then walk northward for 0.6 miles (1km).

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The stone image of Wang Jian

The stone image of Wang Jian

The Yongling Museum

The Yongling Museum

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Map indicating the location of Yongling Museum. Click on image to enlarge.

Map indicating the location of Yongling Museum. Click on image to enlarge.

 

7. Wuhou Temple

Wuhou Temple or the Memorial Temple of Marquis Wu was built in dedication of Zhuge Liang or Kongming (181-234 CE), the Marquis Wu (Wuhou), of the Kingdom of Shu during the reign of the Three Kingdoms. Zhuge Liang was an intelligent and strategic individual who with his capability and intelligence, greatly benefited and helped his nation to win battles against the opponents.

The temple itself is 398,277 square feet, located at the south residential area of Chengdu. It was built next to the temple of Liu Bei who was then the Emperor of Shu. Initially the Wuhou temple was connected to the Liu Bei temple but then in 1672, it was rebuilt to what we see now. The main skeleton of the temple is divided into five sections: the gate, the second gate, the corridor, the hall of Liu Bei and the hall of Zhuge Liang. Inside, there are some attractive figures of these great historical figures of the past which is what makes this place a huge tourist attraction.

Admission fee: 60 yen

Opening hours: 08:00 to 18:00

Address: China, Sichuan, Chengdu, Wuhou, Wuhouci St, no. 23.

Transportation:

By bus:
Take no. 1, 57, 82, 334 and 335 to get off Wuhouci Station.

By subway:
Take subway line 3 and get off at Gaoshengqiao. Then walk eastwards along Wuhouci Avenue for 3-5 minutes to find the temple.

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People gathered around during special celebrations

People gathered around during special celebrations

Map indicating the location of Wuhou Temple. Click on image to enlarge.

Map indicating the location of Wuhou Temple. Click on image to enlarge.

 

8. Sanxingdui Museum (Three-Star Pile Museum)

An archeological museum that features various modern facilities and technologies, it is located in the Northeast Three-Star Piles archeological site, west of the famous cultural city of Guanghan, on the bank of Jian River (commonly called Yazi River). The museum occupies an area of nearly 1 acre. It was opened in October 1997, and the historical relics being conserved in this great museum were mostly discovered from the Three-Star Piles Site which is a cultural relic of the ancient Shu (Sichuan). It was this great discovery that transformed people’s perception towards this rich and ancient culture and its background. This is definitely a must-visit if you are a fan of ancient history.

Admission fee: CNY 80 (ordinary entrance ticket);
CNY 82 (postcard style entrance ticket)

Opening hours: Ticket Hours: 8:30-17:00;
Exibition Hours: 8:30-18:00;
Bronze Exhibition Hall: 8:30-18:30;

Address: West of Guanghan, Guanghan 618305, China

Transportation:

By bus:
Take bus no. 1, 49, 53, 71, 83, 85, 87, 90, 156 or 530 to Zhao Jue Si (Zhaojue Temple) Station. Then take a regular bus from Zhao Jue Si Bus Station to Guanghan City. It takes around 30 to 40 minutes. Then take city bus 6 to get there.

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Map indicating the location of Sanxingdui Museum. Click on image to enlarge.

Map indicating the location of Sanxingdui Museum. Click on image to enlarge.

 

9. Jinsha Site Museum

The museum was built in 2006 after six long years of construction. The museum occupies about 9 acres. The main body of the museum mainly consists of the Relics Hall, the Exhibition Hall, the Ecological Garden, and the Cultural Heritage Protection Center. It is an unusual site compared to many other museums because this particular one combines the essence of both modern and ancient civilisations which makes it unique for current crowds.

It was built to protect and study the archaeological findings from the Jinsha Site which was unearthed by archaeologists in February 2001. The Jinsha site could probably date back to around 3,000 years ago, from the time during the late Shang Dynasty (17th-11th century BC) to 770 BC-476 BC. It is the second most ancient city of Shu found after the Three-Star Piles Museum. Precious ancient architecture and relics can be seen in this museum.

Admission fee: 80 yen for adults;
Free for children under 4.3 feet (1.3m) or no more than 6 years old;
Free for seniors over 70 years old (valid passport or ID card required);
3D movies needs extra admission fee;
Free on May 18 (International Museum Day)

Opening hours: 8:00 – 18:00 (ticket sales closes at 17:30) The Relics Hall, Exhibition Hall, and Tourist Center close regularly on Mondays from March to June & September to December, except on public holidays. The Ecological Garden remains open on these days for those who enjoy free entry policy. They are allowed to enter via the northeast gate at No. 1, Jinbo Road.

Address: 2 Jinsha Yizhi Rd, JinSha ShangQuan, Qingyang Qu, Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng, China, 610091

Transportation:

By bus:
Take bus 5, 79, 82, 83, 84, 100, 111, 123, 147, 163, 805, 848 or 1043, and get off at East Gate of Jinsha Site Museum (Jinshayizhidongmen) Station.

By subway:
Take subway line 2, get off at Yipintianxia Station and get out from Exit B. Then go north around 1094 yards (1 kilometer) to the east gate.

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Artifacts that were unearthed on the site

Artifacts that were unearthed on the site

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The gold phoenix disc that was unearthed on site, it is now the logo of the museum

The gold phoenix disc that was unearthed on site, it is now the logo of the museum

Gold mask

Gold mask

Map indicating the location of Jinsha Site Museum. Click on image to enlarge.

Map indicating the location of Jinsha Site Museum. Click on image to enlarge.

 

10. Kuan Zhai Xiang Zi (Wide Narrow Alley)

This site consisting of Wide Alley, Narrow Alley and Well Alley, are three parallel ancient city alleys, and comprise one of the most historical sites of Chengdu, alongside Wenshu Monastery and Daci Monastery. The history of this unique alley dates back to the Qing Dynasty. During that era, the area was a city within Chengdu city called Mancheng City. The city has since decayed quite a lot as time passed by. What is left now is the Wide and Narrow Alley.

Today this particular street has been turned into a commercial district. It is now a popular recreation area and a prominent tourism site with various restaurants, bars, coffee houses and souvenir shops.

Address: East of Tongren Road, west of Changshun Street, Qingyang District, Chengdu 610015, China.

Transportation:

By bus:
Take bus no. 62, 70, 93, 126, 127, 163 or 340, and get off at Kuanzhai Xiangzi Station.

By subway:
Take subway line 2, get off at People’s Park Station, get out from Exit D1 and then walk along Changshun Upper Road to get there.

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Wide alley

Wide alley

Narrow alley

Narrow alley

Local delights can be found along the alleys

Local delights can be found along the alleys

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Map indicating the location of the Wide-Narrow Alley. Click on image to enlarge.

Map indicating the location of the Wide-Narrow Alley. Click on image to enlarge.

 

Sources:

  • https://www.tripadvisor.com.my
  • https://en.wikipedia.org
  • https://www.travelchinaguide.com

 

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  1. Lin Mun on Jun 12, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    All the pictures are so interesting and beautiful. I like seeing all the old architecture. So nice and authentic. Would love to visit Chengdu one day. Before this I only know relate panda to Chengdu. Now I know this place more. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the info about Chengdu.

  2. Alice Tay on Jun 24, 2017 at 12:04 am

    Chengdu is one of the three most popular cities in Western China, where the other two cities are Chongqing and Xi’an. I only came to know about Chengdu when there was an earthquake occurred in Sichuan province in 2008. It is totally affected and gave much challenges to China in protecting this fragile population at that moment.

    From this post, we have 10 attractive places to visit and it is not limited to visit Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Thank you Rinpoche and the team to provide this useful information about Chengdu.

  3. Anne Ong on Jun 14, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for this interesting and beautiful article of Chengdu. I have always heard of Chengdu from friends who goes there for company trips,but have not seen such amazingly beautiful pictures of Chengdu before. I love the temples,museum artifacts and scenery. Am always happy to see beautiful places which I’m unable to visit ._/\_

  4. Lim Han Nee on Jun 10, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    I would visit exotic and exciting Chengdu , with its beautiful scenic mountain, lakes and lovely trees,wildlife – lovely pandas, storks and cranes, a poet’s thatched cottage, historical places and cultural treasures – memorials, temples,museums,above-ground mausoleum, archaeological sites and ancient architectural structures and monuments!

    At Du Fu Thatch Cottage, I would drink in the memory of this poet of historical renown composing his 200 over poems here, which have now become national treasures!

    At Wen Shu Yuan Monastery, I would recall the holy being and monk, Cidu, who came here from Emperor Kiangxi’s area, to practice in austerity as an ascetic, and ,upon whose cremation,an image of Manjushri appeared. Thus was he seen as an emanation of Manjushri and thus was this temple renamed after Manjushri, Buddha of Wisdom!

    Standing in the grounds of Wuhou Memorial Temple, I would imagine that it was here that historically famed military strategist Zhuge Liang planned his brilliant strategies!At this point, I would recall how , as a general, with only 100 troops, he was able to successfully defend a town against 150,000!His brilliant strategy was to hide his men, fling open the gates and just sit on the walls, and play his lute! Just as he anticipated,the opposing general thought it was a trap.. So he ordered his huge army to retreat!

    Above all, I would spend time enjoying the pandas and the beauty of the storks and cranes in this rare place, where all this lovely wildlife is being preserved!

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post on the exotic exciting city of Chengdu.

  5. Samfoonheei on Jun 6, 2017 at 12:04 am

    Wow…..looking through those beautiful pictures and reading the article of Chengdu,its worth going there. I always love seeing beautiful architecture of ancient buildings.Chengdu is a beautiful city with rich culture and history back dated to centuries ago. There’s so much Chengdu can offer for tourist and local as its a cultural centre ,with ancient artifacts , unique architecture and many historical sites.
    I have not been to there yet,would love to visit some day as there also beautiful monasteries and the beautiful breeding ground of the giant pandas at the research center .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these exotic and exciting city of Chengdu.

  6. William Chua on Jun 5, 2017 at 11:49 am

    One of the cities I want to visit. This article make we want to go there now. LOL.

    This guide is good for people who wants to start researching to go to Chengdu. The places to visit is a must and must be included in your itinerary. China is progressing so fast and they have not neglected their culture and preservation in the name of progress. The Pandas recently are no longer classified as endangered species all due the their efforts. All historical sites are also well preserved and taken cared of as we can see from the pictures.

  7. Vivian Ong on Jun 5, 2017 at 1:17 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article about Chengdu. I’m amazed with their culture, architectures and sceneries. China is so big that they have so much space to built temples and monasteries and also to built sanctuaries for the animals so that they will feel more comfortable to their natural habitat. Chengdu is a really must visit place if given the chance. It is so interesting to visit and learn about other people’s culture. It is also bless to visit some of the pilgrimage sites for example the Wen Shu Yuan Monastery.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  8. wan wai meng on Jun 3, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    I am intrigued to read about the Chengdu, it is a beautiful state in China. Its defintely a sanctuary for the Red Panda and Giant Pandas.

    Giant Pandas incidentally are no longer endangered, the Red Panda is in danger of extinction due to a variety of human related activities. I hope the Chinese will preserve this very unique animal and I know they can do it.

    I also liked that there is temple to Zhuge Liang, a military genius, he has almost never been bested in the field of battle or strategy. He was the stuff of legends, in terms of his insight into military strategy.

    The last one is a museum of the Shu artifacts, some of the bronze artifacts look quite distinctly non human, why would artisans create stuff based on something on something that does not exist? I think thats very intriguing.

  9. Jacinta Goh on Jun 3, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Looks like Chengdu itself has many attractions. Although pilgrimages to places like Buddha’ s birthplace, Tibet and Wutai Shan in China are on my top list, but if I happened to be in Chengdu, may I recall this article so that I can visit these places. Thank you Rinpoche and others.

  10. Fong on Jun 1, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Chengdu looks like a very happening place with loads of interesting sights for all. A lot of history and nature. loved the pandas and koi fishes. Wonder if it is possible to travel comfortably without knowledge of the local language.

    Thank you for an interesting tour online.

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    Saturday, Apr 20. 2019 11:13 AM
    Wow…. Another beautiful rime thangka of Yamantaka, Kalarupa and Dorje Shugden. It explains all and merely looking at it is a blessing. In Vajrayana Buddhism, Yamantaka is also known as Vajrabhairava, which comes in a wrathful protector , buffalo-headed meditational deity. Interesting story. As depicted with Kalarupa who is a manifestation of Manjushri and Dorje Shugden is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom form a beautiful thangka.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-fierce-one-yamantaka
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2019 11:12 AM
    Beautiful rime thangka of Shantideva and Dorje Shugden. Shantideva was an 8th-century Indian Buddhist monk, a great master, scholar, and bodhisattva,at Nalanda. Wow …..interesting story of how he rose off the throne as high into the sky as no one could see him yet his teachings could still be heard from the ground by many . Together with Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri as portrayed in this beautiful thangka.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-scholar-monk-shantideva
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2019 04:04 AM
    Daily thoughts to ponder deeper

    Great site to visit for lots of wisdom thoughts that evoke much understanding into reality of our lives. Also a place where you can share out with others to make them think deeper. Would be nice if you could let us know which you like best in the comment section.

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  • Pastor Lanse
    Friday, Apr 19. 2019 11:35 PM
    这篇文章涵盖了艮尼玛的生平、修持、神通、趣事等,让读者对艮尼玛有个整体的认识之余,也对他的特点有深刻的印象。对我来说,艮尼玛最启发我的地方是他只专注于一项修持,全心全意的,一辈子只专注于大威德金刚修持,他占卜、治病等靠的都是大威德金刚修持赐予的加持力。艮尼玛透过本身的成就,向世人证明了佛菩萨的全知和全能。也让我们知道,若真正要修持某种法门,任何一位佛菩萨的法门都是好的,都是全面的,所以不需要什么都学一些,什么都不精,搞到最后一事无成。

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/l/cn/buddhas-dharma/the-jolenpa-bodhisattva-gen-nyima-chinese.html
  • Nicholas
    Friday, Apr 19. 2019 06:36 PM
    The reasons why you must clean your room are as follows: If you invite your guru or some officials to your home, you would give your room a good sweep, wouldn’t you! Similarly, when you invite your guru, the victorious ones, and their children into your room [in the course of your meditations], you should clean it out of respect for them.

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  • Nicholas
    Friday, Apr 19. 2019 06:33 PM
    The 9-foot Dorje Shugden statue in Kechara Forest Retreat has become a popular place for many people to pay homage, make offerings and prayers. It was conceptualized by H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche who foresee the needs of Dorje Shugden that able to benefit many people.

    Check out:
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-wish-fulfilling-shrine.html
  • Nicholas
    Friday, Apr 19. 2019 06:30 PM
    Have you ever wondered where we come from and how we came into being?
    Have you wondered how awesome is the universe and what is eternity?
    See the comparisons below and I am sure your mouth will open as the world is revealed to your amazement! Just say ‘wow’ as you view each picture.

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  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Apr 19. 2019 12:24 PM
    Most people don’t like to be put in a difficult or challenging situation. It gives a lot of stress and worries. The emotional trauma makes people feel terrible. However, this suffering can become something positive if we change how we perceive it. Suffering can make us grow if we decide to find the root cause of it and do something about it. As a result, we can be out of this suffering. Suffering can make us a better person because we don’t want others to go through what we have gone through. Instead of avoiding suffering, why don’t we embrace it because we can become better as we are going through it?

    http://bit.ly/MyLama2
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  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Apr 19. 2019 12:12 PM
    Do you know what is off-the-grid living? Off-the-grid living is when people choose to live without the support of remote infrastructure, such as an electrical grid. Most of the time it means living away from the city as well. Some people choose the off-the-grid lifestyle to maintain their financial freedom; some because they want to be closer to nature. Would you choose this lifestyle?

    http://bit.ly/TR-BackToNature
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  • Chris
    Friday, Apr 19. 2019 11:54 AM
    Thank you, Rinpoche and the blog team for sharing this interesting information about this spirit that can be one of the causes of Dorje Shugden ban. It is not a surprise to know that the Tibetan government had caused another human being to reincarnate as an evil spirit that wanted their downfall because they had wrongly persecuted him with such a cruel and inhumane way. Any human being that dies in that kind of circumstances will have a lot of powerful negative emotions.

    The modus operandi of the Tibetan government has been the same since the 5th Dalai Lama’s time. They just eliminate whoever they think is threatening their power and in Nyatrul’s case, they killed an innocent man with a cruel way. The karma that is created by the government created the cause for Nyatrul to be able to interfere with Nechung’s trances and there is nothing the Tibetan government can do.

    This shows us that karma works in its own way and even a powerful Dharma protector’s oracle can be inhibited by an evil spirit. We reap what we sow. Now the Tibetan government have to suffer the risk of getting false information from the Nechung oracle until their karma exhausted. They should not have trusted the advice when the oracle spoke against the practice of Dorje Shugden which is around for 400 years without any problem.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-spirit-nyatrul-magic-mischief-and-misery.html
  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Apr 19. 2019 11:30 AM
    Princess Zina was wild, temperamental, very difficult and controlling. Who in her status would not be like that? But she realised there is a better place to go than all the luxury she had been enjoying. She truly understood her attitude, her way of thinking, her characters were not going to bring her anywhere so she pushed herself to change and she made it. Apart from pushing herself to change, she also did a lot of very beneficial works to support and spread Dharma. She had to do a lot more good works to make up the wrongs she had done in the past.

    Even though it was not described in the story how much difficulty or struggling she had to go through in her transformation process but I believe it was not easy. How she pulled herself through was her trust in her lama and her faith in Dharma. If someone like Princess Zina who was so difficult and had everything she could have had in the world can transform into a humble person and eventually ascend to Kechara Paradise, who are we to say we cannot change?

    http://bit.ly/Princess2Nun
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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 19. 2019 10:49 AM
    Beautiful art rime thangka painted patiently with matching colours. Naropa, Vajra Yogini, and Dorje Shugden forms a beautiful art piece. Naropa is one of the most prominent and authoritative Indian mahasiddhas and masters of mahahudra and tantra. Vajrayogini is a Tantric Buddhist female Buddha and a ḍakini while Dorje Shugden the Dharma Protector who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. Together they depicted a beautiful and powerful amazing thangka.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-yogi-of-yogis-naropa
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 19. 2019 10:49 AM
    Beautiful art rime thangka of the manifestation of compassion 1000-Armed Chenrezig and Dorje Shugden. Merely looking at it is a blessing. Thank you Rinpoche for explaining the details of this beautiful thangka.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-manifestation-of-compassion-1000-armed-chenrezig
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 19. 2019 10:47 AM
    Beautiful Rime thangka paints a thousand words. The Magnificent One… Buddha Shakyamuni, Lama Tsongkhapa the 15th Century scholar-yogi and the Powerful Dharma Ptotector Dorje Shugden forms a powerful combination thangka to have at our home.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-magnificent-one-and-his-disciple

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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    4 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
    4 months ago
    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
    4 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
    5 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
    5 months ago
    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
  • Living off the grid in Australia
    5 months ago
    Living off the grid in Australia
    A Jill Redwood is a jack of all trades, Jill built her own house on her property and lives entirely off the grid with no mains power or town water, mobile reception or television. Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that out serves as an organic supermarket right at her doorstep. Her main expenses are animal feed and the rates on her property. Watch this incredible three minute video and be inspired to live differently.
  • Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
    5 months ago
    Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    1 years ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    1 years ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    1 years ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    1 years ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    2 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Children paint their own mask for Halloween day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children paint their own mask for Halloween day. Lin Mun KSDS
Parents and students did a group discussion together on the Bully topic  Lin Mun KSDS
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Parents and students did a group discussion together on the Bully topic Lin Mun KSDS
A talk on Bully by Peggy. A very informative sharing for students and parents. Lin Mun KSDS
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A talk on Bully by Peggy. A very informative sharing for students and parents. Lin Mun KSDS
Great to start kids with dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
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Great to start kids with dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Victoria guided the students to do prayer in the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Victoria guided the students to do prayer in the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Creative horror drawing created by Teacher Kien. Alice, KSDS
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Creative horror drawing created by Teacher Kien. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Asyley led the kids to participate animal liberation. Alice, KSDS
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Teacher Asyley led the kids to participate animal liberation. Alice, KSDS
Healthy Meals for lunch sponsored by Mr Ravi & friends! We thank you for your unending support to #kecharasoupkitchen in our plight in serving the #homeless. Would you like to sponsor lunch for our street friends? To find out more, checkout our website for more details :) Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Healthy Meals for lunch sponsored by Mr Ravi & friends! We thank you for your unending support to #kecharasoupkitchen in our plight in serving the #homeless. Would you like to sponsor lunch for our street friends? To find out more, checkout our website for more details :) Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Bernard was briefing the volunteers on the details before they headed out last Saturday to PPR Kota Damansara. #kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Bernard was briefing the volunteers on the details before they headed out last Saturday to PPR Kota Damansara. #kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Seen here are team leaders giving their final briefing to the respective volunteers before they head out last night. Thank you very much to all the volunteers who turned up. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 days ago
Seen here are team leaders giving their final briefing to the respective volunteers before they head out last night. Thank you very much to all the volunteers who turned up. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you very much to James and Shereen for sponsoring oranges for tonight's distribution. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Thank you very much to James and Shereen for sponsoring oranges for tonight's distribution. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
We received a lot wine bottles for recycling. It was packed nicely by the person. KEP-Serena
1 week ago
We received a lot wine bottles for recycling. It was packed nicely by the person. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling activity at Kechara Soup Kitchen. You can drop the recycled items here if you are nearby. KEP-Serena
1 week ago
Today we are having recycling activity at Kechara Soup Kitchen. You can drop the recycled items here if you are nearby. KEP-Serena
The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! Here are photos taken during the distribution at government low cost flat. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! Here are photos taken during the distribution at government low cost flat. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you committed university students of University of Malaya for helping in our #foodrescue activities. These still good to eat and in date edible bread will be very useful for the needy students in universities! Thank you Komugi Malaysia for contributing and help reduce food wastage! #zerofoodwastage #kecharafoodbank #kecharasoupkitchen #endhunger - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Thank you committed university students of University of Malaya for helping in our #foodrescue activities. These still good to eat and in date edible bread will be very useful for the needy students in universities! Thank you Komugi Malaysia for contributing and help reduce food wastage! #zerofoodwastage #kecharafoodbank #kecharasoupkitchen #endhunger - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right?
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Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right?
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right? By Asyley Chia KSDS
2 weeks ago
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right? By Asyley Chia KSDS
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right? By Asyley Chia KSDS
2 weeks ago
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right? By Asyley Chia KSDS
We have our Kechara Food Bank team leaders interview potential urban poor families on every Saturday. New volunteers are most welcomed to join and assist along the session. Kindly contact us at 010-3333260 for registration. #Kechara #foodbank - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
We have our Kechara Food Bank team leaders interview potential urban poor families on every Saturday. New volunteers are most welcomed to join and assist along the session. Kindly contact us at 010-3333260 for registration. #Kechara #foodbank - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Yvonne is dedicated and able to spend her time in taking care for the youngest group of KSDS. Alice Tay, KSDS
2 weeks ago
Yvonne is dedicated and able to spend her time in taking care for the youngest group of KSDS. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Jayce shared Rinpoche’s teachings about kindness to the students. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Teacher Jayce shared Rinpoche’s teachings about kindness to the students. Alice Tay, KSDS
Juin Xiang is the youngest students in KSDS and he is doing better and well behaved in the class now. Alice Tay, KSDS
2 weeks ago
Juin Xiang is the youngest students in KSDS and he is doing better and well behaved in the class now. Alice Tay, KSDS
We are very grateful to have weekly contribution of lunch by Tina Yow, Mr K H Ong and Lillian Chen. We thanked them for their kindness. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
We are very grateful to have weekly contribution of lunch by Tina Yow, Mr K H Ong and Lillian Chen. We thanked them for their kindness. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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