峇峇与娘惹

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背景

峇峇娘惹,也称为“土生华人”、“侨生”或“海峡华人”,是指15世纪到17世纪期间前来马六甲、新加坡和印尼一带定居的中国移民与当地人通婚所生下的混血后裔。随着柔佛州吉双锡矿业的开发与投入运作之后,前来马来西亚的中国移民人数也相应增加。这些土生土长的混血后裔把当地的生活习俗融入中国传统文化之中,发展出一套以马六甲为中心、独特且丰富的峇峇娘惹文化。他们的文化与当地华人社会有所差异,唯仍自称为华人。

“峇峇”是对海峡华人男性的尊称,“娘惹”则用以称呼女性。他们多数接受英文教育,在马六甲海峡一带已生活了好几代人。因为生活背景的关系,他们大部分能操两种以上语言,因此也时常充当华人与英国人或马来人与华人之间的沟通桥梁。

 

关于峇峇娘惹起源的美丽传说

关于峇峇娘惹的起源,一个名为“Humanity”的博客里有一段相关的文字记录。简单来说,传说郑和在公元15世纪前来马六甲,加深了中国和马六甲两国的了解,亦促成了后来中国皇帝将汉丽宝公主许配给苏丹滿速沙。当时汉丽宝公主带来的随身侍从就安顿在三宝山,而他们的后代形成了后来的峇峇娘惹文化。

土生华人秉承了大部分华族传统及宗教仪式(如祭拜祖先),但却将马来人的语言和文化习俗运用在生活当中。他们有着自己的独特文化和美食。坊间许多资料均称早期的土生华人与当地马来人通婚。然而,由于缺乏物理相似性,许多专家更倾向于相信土生华人依然保持纯正的华裔血统。据说,大部分土生华人偏好让自己的子女回中国找寻理想伴侣。再则,当地马来人都信奉回教,不鼓励异教通婚,所以若与他们通婚,就必须先转为回教徒。

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在20世纪中期,大部分土生华人都已接受英文教育,这是因为当时的马来亚被英国殖民,加上土生华人本性上就比较容易适应新的文化。具有英文背景的杰出土生华人,自然也受到英国政府的重用,在政府部门出任行政人员或公务员。由于长期和英国人交往,很多土生华人已信奉基督教。渐渐地,土生华人在马六甲和新加坡建立起他们的强大影响力,并也被称为“King’s Chinese ”(国王的华人)同时效忠英女王。由于社交上经常需要与不同文化与背景的人交流,土生华人早于19世纪中期就已掌握三语能力,能与华人、马来人及英国人沟通。他们当中大部分经商,或经营中国、马来亚与西方国家之间的中介事务。传统上峇峇人与马来社会的关系就相当良好,又曾出任皇家马来法院顾问,这样的独特背景使得他们特别获得英国人的重视。事实上,“峇峇”在马来语中就是一种尊称,这种称呼可能是从印地文/梵语衍生而来。(峇峇:字面意思是祖父或父亲,也用以形容对一位年长绅士的崇敬和爱戴)。

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文化

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峇峇娘惹是华裔男子与马来裔女子通婚产下的后代。早期来自中国的商人娶马来亚的马来女子为妻或妾是常见的事。峇峇娘惹文化中的最大特色,即它是“带有浓厚马来民俗色彩的华人文化”。早期的土生华人注重家族血统传承与门当户对的观念,他们大部分受父母之命,与其他土生华人结婚;结婚对象的家族也必须享有同等社会地位。

峇峇娘惹对婚礼习俗十分讲究,其中许多仪式都照足传统来进行。一般上,男方会托媒人把装满礼品的“Bakul Siah”(传统双层涂漆礼篮)送到女方家长手上。若是富裕人家,则会以做工精细的塔形绣花金漆礼盒(印尼语为“Botekan Candi”)代替礼篮。

Bakul Siah and Gilded Pagoda Trays (or Botekan Candi in Indonesian)

传统双层涂漆礼篮和精细的塔形绣花金漆礼盒

婚礼喜帖的颜色以大红为主,象征着喜庆与和谐繁荣。这些喜帖由男方的助理“Pak Chindek”负责派送到宾客手上,一般要6天才能派完所有喜帖。

峇峇娘惹的婚礼以中国传统仪式为主,程序十分讲究。若说它是马来西亚各族婚礼中最迷人也最具色彩的其中一个,一点也不为过。整个过程中最惹人注目的就是它那长达12天的婚礼,以及其中的摆请“tok panjang”(长桌宴),邀请亲朋好友共享丰盛菜肴。

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马来传统歌谣“Dondang Sayang”

根据中国传统,办喜事必须选在良辰吉日。峇峇娘惹也秉承了这个传统。婚礼前,双方家长先将一对新人的生辰八字进行配对,从中慎选出一个最吉祥的日子和时辰。早期峇峇娘惹的婚姻多由父母或长者决定、媒人撮合,过程中也会咨询新郎和新娘的意见。婚礼在祖先、长者和神明的见证下举行,仪式中所穿戴和使用的,也都以象征繁荣兴盛的红、粉红、橘、金和黄色为主,并绣上吉祥图腾,祈愿这段婚姻美满幸福。就跟华人一样,他们也相信喜事成对、好事成双,因此许多婚礼用品都是一对对的。

 

美食

Some popular Nyonya dishes

著名娘惹菜肴

峇峇娘惹文化是涵化(acculturation)的结果,即两种文化长期持续接触之后,一种文化吸收或接纳了另一种文化。峇峇娘惹与马来人文化最相似之处体现在美食和服装上。许多娘惹菜如摩摩喳喳(bubur cha cha)、蓝花饭(nasi kerabu)、叁峇辣椒酱(sambal)等都与马来美食风味相近。

受到马来佳肴影响,娘惹菜使用了许多马来食物中常见的香料。著名的娘惹菜包括了醇香浓郁的甲必丹咖喱鸡(Chicken Kapitan)、闻名全马但在马六甲和新加坡最为流行的娘惹叻沙(Nyonya Laksa),以及风味独特的豆酱焖鸡(Pongteh)等。豆酱焖鸡的主要配料是小红葱、豆瓣酱、鸡肉和香菇。

甜品方面,传统娘惹糕可说是马来西亚人的全民点心,其中最常见也最受欢迎的就有椰丝糕(kuih kochi)、眉豆糯米椰丝粽(Lepat Kacang)、娘惹曼煎粿(Apom Balik)、娘惹元宝/荷包糕(Kueh Bongkong)、椰丝糯米饭(Pulut Inti)、椰丝糯米球(Onde Onde)、娘惹九层糕(Kueh Genggang)等。一般家庭也都会在节日或庆典上准备娘惹糕来招待亲友。

 

马六甲著名娘惹餐馆:

1. 南希的厨房(Nancy’s Kitchen)

Nancy’s Kitchen

南希的厨房(Nancy’s Kitchen)

营业时间: 星期一至星期日,11:00 – 17:30

地址: Jalan Hang Lekir off Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Malacca

电话: +606 283 6099

 
2. 小姑娘惹餐馆(Kocik Kitchen)

Kocik Kitchen

Kocik Kitchen

营业时间: 星期一至星期日,11:00 – 17:30

地址: 100, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Malacca

电话: +6016 929 6605

 
3. 斯里娘惹土生华人餐馆(Seri Nyonya Peranakan Restaurant)

Seri Nyonya Peranakan Restaurant

斯里娘惹土生华人餐馆(Seri Nyonya Peranakan Restaurant)

营业时间: 星期一至星期日,12:00 – 14:30, 18:30 – 22:30

地址: Hotel Equatorial Malacca, Banda Hilir, Malacca

电话: +606 282 8333

 
4. 侨生餐馆(Restoran Peranakan)

Restoran Peranakan

侨生餐馆(Restoran Peranakan)

营业时间: 星期一至星期日,12:00 – 14:30, 18:30 – 22:00

地址: 107, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Malacca

电话: +606 284 5001

 
5. 艾米祖传娘惹菜(Amy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine)

Amy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine

艾米祖传娘惹菜(Amy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine)

营业时间: 星期二至星期日,11:30 – 14:30, 18:00 – 22:00

地址: 75, Jalan Melaka Raya, Taman Melaka Raya, Malacca

电话: +606 286 8819

 

语言

峇峇娘惹讲的语言称为峇峇话,是一种综合福建话与马来语的混杂式语言。由于峇峇人容易适应新环境,他们当中许多人能操多种语言,如峇峇话、英语和华语等。

然而到了今天,这种混杂式的峇峇话已经逐渐被遗忘,只有老一辈的峇峇人仍在使用。大部分年轻人已经不再懂得讲峇峇话,改以英语或华语作为主要语言。

 

服饰

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最原始的娘惹装是长衣(Baju Panjang),她们以三个胸针(Kerosong)作为上衣的纽扣,与纱笼(Sarong)搭配着穿。她们脚穿的珠绣鞋(Kasot Manek-Manek)是用极小的彩色珠子,以手工在鞋面绣成图案制作而成,工艺复杂且费时。一些珠绣鞋更采用产自波西米亚的切割珠(Manek Potong)缝制而成,闪闪发亮,极显贵气。

传统珠绣鞋的鞋面设计受到蜡染纱笼和海峡侨生瓷(Peranakan porcelain)影响,多以花卉和东方民俗图案为主题。早期的珠绣鞋大部分是平底的日常穿着鞋,到了1930年代后才有高跟珠绣鞋。

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长衣

娘惹可巴雅(Kebaya Nyonya)跟马来可巴雅一样,传统上都是由一种叫做“Kasa Rubia”的布料缝制而成。用“Kasa rubia”制作的可巴雅上绣有复杂的动植物图案,配上花卉扇形边(kerawang)的手工刺绣。 传统的可巴雅在“tebok lobang”线上,每一边都有一个小孔,从肩膀到下摆,凸显穿着者的女性形象。 由于可巴雅由薄纱制成且几乎透明,为了显得得体,娘惹们总会在里面穿上一层“内衣”,再以镶上珠宝的胸针,将开口扣上。

长衣跟传统马来女性套装很相似,分别在于可巴雅前面有开口,穿上后再以胸针将开口扣上。由于穿长衣的通常都是年长娘惹,因此所使用布料的颜色和花样也相对较为保守。长衣外衣长达膝盖,不像可巴雅长度只到臀中部。内衣则是长袖高领的上衫。

 
纱笼

纱笼(Sarong)是一种类似筒裙的服装,由一块长方形的棉布系于腰间。是东南亚国家,如马来西亚、新加坡和汶莱的男、女性的常见服饰。格纹纱笼一般为男性所欢迎,女性则偏爱花卉设计的纱笼。娘惹更喜欢用牡丹、玫瑰、牵牛花和菊花等精美的花卉图案装饰的纱笼。 以凤凰和孔雀为图的纱笼并不罕见。

 
胸针

娘惹服饰所佩戴的胸针(kerosang)一般以金或银等金属制作而成,镶以宝石作缀饰。这些精美的胸针一来可用以点缀服装,二来可固定住长衣位置,使其不走形。

 

宗教

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峇峇娘惹承续华人信仰传统,多信奉佛教、儒教、道教或基督教。他们也跟华人一样庆祝农历新年、中秋节和其他传统华人节日。然而我们也可以从峇峇娘惹文化中窥见英国人、荷兰人、葡萄牙人、马来人和印尼人的影响。

与其他所有文化一样,峇峇娘惹文化中也有一些迷信和禁忌,年长一辈对这些禁忌尤其在意。然而随着时代的发展,其中一些禁忌被认为过于僵硬和繁复,逐渐消失于现今的峇峇娘惹生活当中。

一些峇峇娘惹也笃信乩童的神力。例如,当家里的小孩哭个不停,他们会把孩子带到庙里去给乩童做法驱邪,因为他们相信那是邪灵作怪。此外,娘惹孕妇也不被允许在傍晚时分离开家门,因为他们相信傍晚是恶魔和邪灵最为活跃的时分。一些峇峇娘惹也相信女吸血鬼“Pontianak”(传说由难产而死的女性所化成)的存在,并且认为孕妇的血会吸引女吸血鬼。因此,孕妇出门时会随身带着金属制品,如刀子,因为他们相信金属能吓唬邪灵。

 

博物馆

马六甲是峇峇娘惹文化的发源地,这里有两家博物馆——峇峇娘惹家族博物馆(Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum)和海峡华人珠宝博物馆(Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum)展示着许多峇峇娘惹所遗留下来的文化和历史文物;此外,走在鸡场街(Jonker Street)和麒麟街(Heeren Street)上,也可看到许多早期留下来的峇峇娘惹历史遗迹。马六甲以外则有槟城侨生博物馆(Pinang Peranakan Mansion),以及新加坡的土生华人博物馆(Peranakan Museum)、峇峇屋(Baba House)和The Intan娘惹博物馆。以上博物馆所展示的峇峇娘惹文物包括了美食、家具和传统服饰等。

在马六甲鸡场街上,每周也有一些关于峇峇娘惹和传统华人文化的免费演出。东南亚以外的檀香山艺术博物馆(Honolulu Museum)和澳洲博物馆据说也收藏了一些土生华人的峇迪和珠饰艺术品等。

 
1. 槟城侨生博物馆(Pinang Peranakan Mansion)

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

槟城侨生博物馆(Pinang Peranakan Mansion)

地址: 29, Church St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

电话: +60 4-264 2929

开放时间: 每天(包括公共假日)9:30 am – 5 pm

门票: 成人RM20、孩童(6岁以下)免费

电邮: rmhbaba@streamyx.com

 
2. 峇峇娘惹家族博物馆(Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum)

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

峇峇娘惹家族博物馆(Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum)

地址: 48-50, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

电话: +60 6-283 1273

导览时间: 10am – 1:00pm(上午时段最后一团于12pm开始);2 pm – 5 pm(下午时段最后一团于4pm开始)

周日延长时间: 星期五、六、日(最后一团于5pm开始)

门票: 成人RM16、孩童(5-12岁)RM11

电邮: admin@babanyonyamuseum.com

 
3. 海峡华人珠宝博物馆(Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum)

Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum

海峡华人珠宝博物馆(Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum)

地址: Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

电话: +60 4-2642929

开放时间: 每天 9.30am – 5.30pm

门票: 成人RM15、孩童(6-12岁)RM10、孩童(6岁以下)免费

 

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Films that featured the Baba Nyonya culture

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上世纪50年代香港影坛曾经出现好几部以峇峇娘惹文化为背景的电影,其中包括《娘惹》(1952)、《风雨牛车水》(1956)、《娘惹与峇峇》(1956)和《娘惹之恋》(1969)等。

在马来西亚,电视喜剧《峇峇娘惹》是马来西亚最长寿的电视剧,由20世纪90年代末一直播出至2000年,共509集。这部连续剧也被列入马来西亚记录大全。

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《峇峇娘惹》电视喜剧

 

建筑

峇峇娘惹的建筑是东方风格与西方艺术(如瓷砖和石膏雕刻艺术)相融合的结晶。其中以那些建于殖民时期的洋房最为独特出众,而大部分峇峇娘惹家里都有不少结合马来人和华人文化风格的艺术品,这些艺术品绝对是别无仅有的。

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马来西亚峇峇娘惹的建筑物属于海峡折衷式(Straits Eclectic)风格,是一种中西合璧的建筑。海峡折衷式店屋出现于20世纪中至晚期(1940-1990)。早在20世纪初期,建于海峡殖民地的店屋就开始注入新的建筑元素。以窗门为例,那是一种法式落地窗框和木质百叶窗的结合,窗的上方是拱形橫梁,窗的两旁则是仿石膏雕刻的壁柱;屋顶部分则采用鋼筋水泥来加宽屋顶的前悬横梁,横梁两旁则以精巧的悬臂衔接于壁柱顶端。

 

店屋

海峡店屋或排屋建筑多为两层楼或更高,地下楼层一般作为商业用途,如仓库或杂货店,二楼则作为居所。这些店屋并非独栋建筑,而是像连栋式排屋那样,与隔壁单位共用一道分隔墙。一座连栋式建筑的店屋数量可多可少,并无定数。

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这些店屋可见于马来西亚许多城市地区。一些人并没有用它作店铺,而是把整栋楼作为居所。屋子正门一般较为宽大,并采用传统的木门栓设计;窗户则是百叶窗。屋前留有大约5尺宽的空间,可作为走廊或小阳台,称为“五脚基”(kaki lima)。五脚基是屋子与街面衔接的缓冲地带,一些人家或会在五脚基和街面之间设立一道拱门。这种设计风格也是峇峇娘惹房屋最为特殊的地方,令人一眼就能辨认出来。

 
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  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peranakan
  • http://redfame.com/journal/index.php/ijsss/article/viewFile/651/592
  • https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/峇峇娘惹
  • http://geographyhumanity.blogspot.my/2010/04/story-of-baba-baba-nyonya.html

 
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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 19. 2022 03:01 PM
    Wangze is an emanation of Manjushri as an enlightened being, will assist us when we are having to face difficult situations or dealing with difficult people . With a good motivation and right visualisation, Wangze’s practice will remove our obstacles and purify our negative karma. Relying Wangze with trust will assists us to exert control over our own minds our words transforming difficult situations into opportunities.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a powerful practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-wangze-for-power-and-influence.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 19. 2022 02:56 PM
    Lama Thubten Phurbu is a well-known and learned Gelug lama and an outspoken Dorje Shugden practitioner who has beneficiated many in Tibet, China and the west as well. He travels occasionally to the West, India and Nepal to give teachings on Lama Tsongkhapa’s precious lineage as well as Dorje Shugden’s practice. A prominent Gelug lama, is at the forefront of spreading Je Tsongkhapa’s tradition, giving teachings on Lamrim and mind transformation in order to propagate Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings. He even spoke against the Tibetan Leadership ban on Dorje Shugden in Tibet and the harm instigated against Dorje Shugden practitioners. Interesting read of a great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche foe this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/incredible-lama-thubten-phurbu-and-his-activities.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 19. 2022 02:54 PM
    Watched this powerful, heartfelt and painful video again . Earthlings is a American documentary film about humanity’s use of other animals as pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and for scientific research. There is a strong and insightful message in this documentary film which took SIX years to make. Not an easy task after all but managed to obtain through hidden camera. More people will be aware of those sufferings of those kill for the human greed exploitation of animals. It also shed light the truth the very truth of the sufferings of those innocent been exploited. Interesting read and great video to watch.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/earthlings.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 16. 2022 02:23 PM
    Spirits do exist due to their karmic retribution for their greed, selfishness, and jealousy while they were alive. Buddhist scriptures describe spirits as beings which could manifest in many dimensions, and varies forms. Some spirits are harmful and some spirits are neutral , never get involve with them. We could do prayers and dedicate to them. There are many methods we can invoke upon to protect ourselves, for example relying upon the Dharma Protectors Trakze . Watching the interesting video again about this Bryn Athyn spirit . As described by witnesses Jeremy, Kristin and Michelle how it appeared and disappeared, that glided across the field in a dark appearance. Interesting watch.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bryn-athyn-monster-spirit
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 16. 2022 02:20 PM
    Interesting story of whale that saves a woman from shark attacked. Marine biologist and research scientist Nan Hauser was saved by a humpback whale during a recent research expedition in the Cook Islands. It could be the first such case on record of a humpback protecting a human. Watched the video showing how the whale had saved her. Incredible footage has emerged of a giant humpback whale protecting her from a circling shark in the pacific. The whale pushed her through the water to safety as another whale warded off the shark with its tail. She has dedicated her life to protecting whales and once a life time experience for her having a whale protect her instead.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/whale-saves-woman-from-a-shark.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 16. 2022 02:18 PM
    Stories of haunted house, spook house or ghost house in ghostlore ,which I always have interest reading or listening. I have not encountered one before but I truly believe their existing as i sometimes do feel their present. Descriptions of ghosts or spirits vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible shapes. They are trapped due to their negative karma and might cause harm such as accidents, negative dreams and in some severe cases, even death. The story of Nun from Seremban was one such case. Following Rinpoche’s advice and this Nun did what was told the disturbance disappeared . Its such an interesting paranormal stories .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/nun-from-seremban.html
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    Saturday, Jan 15. 2022 12:54 PM
    Wesak is one of the most important Buddhist festivals. It is a celebration of Buddha’s birthday and, for some Buddhists, marks his enlightenment and passing away of Buddha. Wesak Day is usually a lively public holiday with chants by monks and devotees seeking blessings and the lighting of joss sticks and lotus-shaped candles at the temples. Interesting read of how Wesak Day been celebrated around the world with beautiful pictures thats tell us all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 15. 2022 12:50 PM
    The truth is that authentic happiness does not come from our external circumstances, and we can learn to be happy by making others happy. It is our inner feeling that creates happiness, along with how we interpret the events of life. Helping the homeless , underprivileged communities, and giving a smile to them is true happiness. Learning and practicing Dharma is the best choice that will change our luck that will transform our mind. Fortune tellers, soothsayers, using each individual way do tarots and fortune reading. They have different sets of powers reliable or not depend on each individual. They offers insight into people’s luck . To me looking in our lives , think positively on the good side, do good then good things will comes to us naturally ,bringing us positive energy or luck eventually. In life not everyone born with a golden spoon. We have to work hard to where we are and get what we want. Nothing in life comes easy with no effort. The moment when we do good for others, good things happen, instead of looking at whether we have luck or not. We have to take charge of our lives and create luck doing charity, volunteering, get involved in a more meaningful activities and so forth. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/psychics-fortune-tellers-and-how-to-change-your-luck
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 15. 2022 12:49 PM
    So Rinpoche’s taboo words were, I will try,I will do my best,I cannot
    I’ll do it tomorrow and I will. Thank you Joy for this sharing with us especially to those of us outside Ladrang. I wouldn’t know this till reading this post. Some information rather knowledge we should learn to avoid saying such things as much as possible. Mind-sets play a significant role in determining life’s outcomes. In Buddhism spiritual Gurus are the pillars of the tradition. They are guardians of the Dharma, they provide students with knowledge as well guidance and inspiration for liberation. Our Guru should be served with utmost devotion and respect. We should do as told and never give up without doing our task. We are fortunate to have met Rinpoche and since then our lives has completely transformed, it is a worthwhile journey.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/rinpoche-through-my-eyes-taboo-words
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 11. 2022 03:28 PM
    Not everyone gets the chance to serve our Guru directly, so given a chance we should be happy and rejoice going all the way to serve from our heart. Serving our Guru directly is a fast track to purifying one’s karma and gaining attainments. One will collect tremendously amount of merits through serving our Guru. Merits are the key to many things we wish to achieve in life and our spiritual practice. In a way it helps us to clear any obstacles and purify our karma or misfortune we are suffering. Serving with a good motivation and good action helps us to collect merits.
    Thank you Joy for this sharing through those moment with Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/rinpoche-through-my-eyes-fast-track-to-enlightenment
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 11. 2022 03:26 PM
    That’s wonderful having the opportunity to prepare food for Rinpoche. Not everybody have that opportunity to serve Rinpoche which was one of the best places to swiftly gain a great amount of merits. And one of the fastest ways to purify one’s karma as well. Rejoice for you. .. Joy .Rinpoche manifested to help us chip away at our delusions and bad habituations, as well as sharpen our minds. Working in the kitchen is a tough for those who not loves preparing foods. That the way Rinpoche sharpened our minds and increased our patience and tolerance levels. Its more like training us not to give up in whatever situation we come across.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Joy for this sharing. Glad to know more and understand better of Rinpoche through your eyes and stories told.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/rinpoche-through-my-eyes-cooking-for-rinpoche
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 11. 2022 03:21 PM
    Beautiful sharing Pastor David , a better insight of Rinpoche through your real life stories and observations to inspire us. Going to the movies with Rinpoche for the last will forever a great memories for Pastor. It is all about the richness of the Rinpoche’s life which Rinpoche had accomplished to benefit many of us and more to come through his profound teachings. What Rinpoche had left behind is woven into the lives of us. Beautiful sharing .
    Thank you Pastor David.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-going-to-the-movies-with-rinpoche
  • Sarusupathy
    Monday, Jan 10. 2022 10:41 PM
    Learned something new today, thanks for the sharing on The Goddess Lok Yeay Mao.
    It is definitely challenging to build a huge statue but I believe each and everyone who took part in this project received abundant blessings from the Goddess.

    I could feel the tranquility in this surrounding just by looking at these pictures.
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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 8. 2022 03:33 PM
    Heng Ju is an American Chan Buddhist monk. He was among the first monastics ordained on Western soil in the lineage of Venerable Hsuan Hua. Inspired by the 3000-mile pilgrimage across China made by Great Master Xu Yun. Bhikshu Heng Ju, completed the 1100-mile journey bowed in full prostration on the ground, praying for world peace and seeking spiritual awakening. The journey was complied into a book. The book is a detailed account of the progress of their journey, relating internal and external hardships, revealing their realizations and awakenings, and details of their communications and interactions with their teacher. Interesting Read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/after-the-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 8. 2022 03:32 PM
    Houn Jiyu-Kennett born Peggy Teresa Nancy Kennett, a British roshi most famous for having been the first female to be sanctioned by the Soto School of Japan to teach in the West. She was a prolific translator, publishing many Soto scriptures in English. From Japan she moved to San Francisco and founded the Zen Mission been the first Zen monastery in the United States to be established by a woman. She had guided hundreds of students, and her books including The Wild, White Goose and Selling Water by the River are read widely by Western Zen practitioners. Kennett Roshi suffered from poor health for several years and died of complications from diabetes leaving a legacy .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/why-are-roshi-jiyu-kennett%e2%80%99s-disciples-so-reclusive.html

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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
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In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 months ago
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
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Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
8 months ago
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
8 months ago
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
12 months ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
1 years ago
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
1 years ago
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
1 years ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
1 years ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
1 years ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 yearss ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 yearss ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 yearss ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
2 yearss ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 yearss ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 yearss ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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