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The Guangxi Community in Bentong

Jul 26, 2018
The Guangxi Community in Bentong

Bentong is one of the few towns in Malaysia which has a majority of Guangxi Chinese within the Chinese community. Around 75% of the Chinese population in Bentong...

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Prominent Bentong Figures in the Pre-WWII Era

Mar 15, 2018
Prominent Bentong Figures in the Pre-WWII Era

A small town with a colourful history, Bentong has been fortunate to have people such as the noble Mr Loke Yew who have contributed significantly to its development...

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Chinese Influx to Bentong in the Early Days

Feb 9, 2018
Chinese Influx to Bentong in the Early Days

The presence of the Chinese labourers in Bentong can be traced back to 1889 when the British expanded their mining activities in Bentong. With the capital provided by local business magnates, namely Mr. Loke Yew and his partners, Bentong was poised to be a key mining town...

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A History of Bentong Town

Dec 14, 2017
A History of Bentong Town

Although Bentong town, as it is known today, was established in the late 19th century, it is worth mentioning that the district of Bentong has been around for a long time, known as ‘Kapong’ before World War I (1914). Allow me to bring you on a journey through the passage of time to explore...

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A Bentong Series

Nov 25, 2017
A Bentong Series

Bentong is a district nestled amongst the mountains and greenery of Western Pahang, Malaysia. It is approximately 80 kilometres northeast of the capital city, Kuala Lumpur, just across the Titiwangsa Mountain range. Visitors can easily reach the town via an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur. Therefore, Bentong is a perfect getaway from bustling city...

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Generosity = Giving = Gifts

Mar 18, 2017
Generosity = Giving = Gifts

It is quite wondrous that the above three words all begin with the letter “G”. Verifying the definition and meaning of these three words will also lead us to conclude that they are closely linked. I define these words as closely as I can with the meaning from the Oxford Dictionary. GENEROSITY: The act...

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Restaurant Veggie House

Feb 9, 2017
Restaurant Veggie House

  Overview Restaurant Veggie House is the latest vegetarian restaurant in Bentong, Pahang. It serves vegetarian “mixed rice” in the afternoons, and is the only vegetarian restaurant that is open for dinner. Although this is a new restaurant, the chef is one of the most experienced vegetarian chefs in Bentong, so the food...

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Cleaning Up Bentong for Malaysia Day | 2016年马来西亚日Gotong Royong活动

Sep 19, 2016
Cleaning Up Bentong for Malaysia Day | 2016年马来西亚日Gotong Royong活动

(译文请往下阅读) Jalan Chamang (or Chamang Road) is famous for the Chamang Waterfalls, a major tourist spot in Bentong, Malaysia. It is also a winding and shady stretch that attracts many locals who enjoy jogging and cycling here. Halfway down this road is also the entrance to our retreat centre, Kechara Forest Retreat. Thus, I was very happy when Kechara and Tsem Rinpoche Foundation in collaboration with various government departments and private companies decided to organize a mutual aid event to clean up the whole of Chamang Road in Bentong in conj...

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Reaching Out in Bentong | 关注文冬

Nov 12, 2015
Reaching Out in Bentong | 关注文冬

(译文请往下阅读) Dear all, Last night it rained heavily in Bentong and surrounding areas, causing a major landslide on Karak Highway and fallen trees at many spots and flood on the old Bentong road (Bentong to Gombak). The police, government officers (especially JKR),  volunteer workers such as RELA, highway employees, and road workers were on duty around town/on highway/ on the Old Bentong Road to manage & direct the traffic and clear the road under heavy downpour. They have been in the hard cold rain for hours. Rinpoche has noticed this. They we...

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Community spirit in Bentong

Sep 17, 2015
Community spirit in Bentong

About one hour away from our capital city which is Kuala Lumpur, we have our beautiful Kechara Forest Retreat which is located in the town of Bentong, Pahang. You can read more about how we found our land here. Bentong is a small town and it has a very nice waterfall which is a...

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Sponsor-A-Tree at KFR!

Jun 13, 2013
Sponsor-A-Tree at KFR!

In Buddhist tradition, it is extremely meritorious to make offerings to the Sangha, as it is the Sangha that compassionately give us the Dharma that help us in our spiritual path.

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YB Dato’ Sri Dr Liow Tiong Lai at KFR!

Jun 8, 2013
YB Dato’ Sri Dr Liow Tiong Lai at KFR!

We at Kechara are very happy and honored YB Dato’ Sri Dr Liow and Dato’ Hoh have visited Kechara Forest Retreat again. They have been supportive of our project here and didn’t rush their visits here at all. We all were very happy to host them. YB Dato’ Sri Dr Liow and Dato’ Hoh...

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3,000kg of rice for Bentong & YB Dato’ Sri Dr Liow Tiong Lai

Sep 19, 2012
3,000kg of rice for Bentong & YB Dato’ Sri Dr Liow Tiong Lai

A few days ago on the 15th September 2012, Kechara Soup Kitchen volunteers along with Health Minister Dato' Sri Liow Tiong Lai traveled to the outskirts of Bentong where 325 aborigines lived.

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