Top 10 Hill and Jungle Adventures in Malaysia

Nov 25, 2017 | Views: 1,318
The mossy forest at Cameron Highlands. Picture credit: youkeepustraveling.com

The mossy forest at Cameron Highlands. Picture credit: youkeepustraveling.com

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Kenneth Chan)

With more than half of its 329,758 square kilometre surface covered in tropical rainforest, Malaysia is a top nature and ecotourism destination for outdoor lovers and adventure seekers. It boasts the oldest rainforest in the world estimated at 130 million years old, the third highest peak in all of Southeast Asia (and the country’s highest at over 4,000 metres above sea level) and massive caverns believed to be among the largest in the world.

The canopy walk lets visitors experience millions-of-years-old rainforests from the top of the trees. Picture credit: Sabah Tourism Board

The canopy walk lets visitors experience millions-of-years-old rainforests from the top of the trees. Picture credit: Sabah Tourism Board

 

Taman Negara / Gunung Tahan

Malaysia’s Taman Negara (National Park) is located in the centre of the peninsula spread over three states, more than 4,000 square kilometres in size. It is also home to the peninsula’s tallest mountain, Gunung Tahan, with its peak at 2,187 metres.

The park’s rainforest is the world’s oldest primary forest at 130 million years old, and it is where one can find the best trails for all levels of trekking. Night jungle walks, wildlife observation hides and orang asli (aborigine) settlements are also available as standalone trips or bundled as packages.

Initially built for scientific researchers, the world’s longest canopy walkway, 530 metres long and 40 metres above the ground level, is also now open for visitors.

Getting There:
The park is best entered from Kuala Tahan, a riverside village in Pahang state, which can be reached both by bus or minivan from Kuala Lumpur or via Jerantut.

Website:
Taman Negara official information via the Department of Wildlife and National Parks: http://www.wildlife.gov.my/index.php/en/public/2016-05-10-02-34-43/taman-negara-pahang-kuala-tahan

Taman Negara has multiple hides — raised or camouflaged observation decks for observing wildlife.

Taman Negara has multiple hides — raised or camouflaged observation decks for observing wildlife.

 

Endau-Rompin

Endau-Rompin in Johor state, the second national park declared in Peninsula Malaysia after Taman Negara, is also the second biggest in size. A home and sanctuary for a large variety of wildlife including the largest remaining population of the threatened Northern Sumatran rhinoceros, this park is a paradise for wildlife lovers.

This important nature conservation park is also famed for its wide range of rare flora and fauna. The park’s biodiversity is so immense that till today, every new expedition reveals new species of animal, insect, bird and plant life.

The park’s rivers and waterfalls are also a favourite with visitors – the Takah Tujuh Waterfalls also known as the Takah Tinggi Waterfalls is said to be the most spectacular. This seven-tier waterfall is believed by the orang asli (aborigine) people to be a dwelling place of forest spirits.

The Endau-Rompin National Park is closed to visitors during the monsoon season from November till February.

Getting There:
The park has several gateways with the two most popular being via Selai and the other via Kampung Peta. The Selai entry, being the newest, is recommended for first-time visitors.

The easiest way to get to Selai is by the North-South Expressway to Yong Peng in Johor, then travelling down the trunk road to Bekok town, where the Endau-Rompin park management office is located. Visitor registration is required to enter the park. From the management office, personal or chartered 4WD vehicles are necessary to reach the park’s visitor complex at Lubuk Tapah.

Website:
Endau-Rompin National Park official information via Johor National Parks Corporation: http://johorparks.gov.my/en/parks/selai

Endau-Rompin national park is the area encompassed by the rivers Endau in the south and Rompin in the north.

Endau-Rompin National Park is the area encompassed by the rivers Endau in the south and Rompin in the north.

 

Gunung Mulu National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gunung Mulu National Park is located in the East Malaysian state of Sarawak. The most important in the state, this park is crowned by three pinnacles – Gunung Mulu (the second highest mountain in Sarawak at 2,376 m), Gunung Api (1,750 m) and Gunung Benarat (1,858 m) — whose unique geological composition of sandstone, limestone and shale have, over millions of decades, formed the incredible caverns the national park is world famous for. At present, surveys have revealed over 200 kilometres of cave passages but this is thought to represent only 30-40% of the actual total.

The world’s largest natural chamber (the Sarawak Chamber), the world’s largest cave passage (Deer Cave) and the longest cave in Southeast Asia (Clearwater Cave) are some of the main cave attractions at Gunung Mulu National Park. Other sights and activities that fascinate visitors include a bat observatory (the park’s caves are the natural habitat for millions of bats and swiftlets), a 480 metre long canopy walkway, adventure caving trips, mountain climbing and trails through remote rainforest scenery.

Getting There:
The most common way to get to Mulu is by air, via Miri International Airport. Daily flights from Miri to Mulu are available as well as flights from Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. For the adventurous, express boats from Kuala Baram take you to the park’s headquarters through the Baram River.

Website:
Gunung Mulu National Park official information: http://www.mulupark.com/

Gunung Mulu National Park is reputed to have some of the best caves on the planet. Picture credit: Says - http://says.com/my/lifestyle/caves-in-malaysia

Gunung Mulu National Park is reputed to have some of the best caves on the planet. Picture credit: Says

 

Bako National Park

The first of Sarawak’s nature reserves, Bako National Park was formed in 1957. The park, which is fairly small in size, is highly regarded for its large variety of biodiversity. Endowed with a coastline, Bako provides visitors with a range of nature experiences including a tropical rainforest, a mangrove forest, abundant wildlife, jungle streams, waterfalls and secluded beaches. The range of attractions available in such a compact area is why Bako National Park is one of the most visited parks in Malaysia.

Every attraction has a star and at Bako, it is the proboscis monkey. Bako, a natural habitat for this endangered species which is only found in Borneo, has been described as, “the best place to see proboscis monkeys in Sarawak.”

Bako’s other wildlife stars include long-tailed macaques, silver leaf monkeys, langurs, bearded pigs, mountain goats, flying lemurs and various reptiles too. The park is also home to more than 190 species of birds.

Getting There:
Bako National Park is located 37 kilometres north of Kuching, the capital of Sarawak state. From Kuching, visitors have to make their way (45 minutes to an hour’s drive by private car, taxi or public bus) to Bako Village, a fishing village. Entry into the national park is via a 30-minute boat taxi ride from Bako Village to the park entrance at Bako National Park headquarters.

Website:
Bako National Park official information via Sarawak Forestry Corporation: https://www.sarawakforestry.com/parks-and-reserves/bako-national-park/

Native only to the island of Borneo, Bako National Park is said to be the among the best places to observe the proboscis monkey. Picture credit: Borneo Adventure - https://borneoadventure.com/destinations/bako-national-park/.

Bako National Park is said to be among the best places in the world to observe the proboscis monkey, which is native only to the island of Borneo. Picture credit: Borneo Adventure

 

Danum Valley Conservation Area

Unlike any other in the country, the Danum Valley Conservation Area is a nature reserve that has remained largely untouched by humans for hundreds of thousands of years. It is the only nature reserve without an orang asli (aborigine) settlement — meaning that hunting, logging and other human interferences were non-existent until now.

This conservation park is teeming with wildlife and is well-known with both tourists and members of the scientific community for being the place to observe rare and endangered species such as orangutans, pygmy elephants and even clouded leopards.

The Danum Valley Conservation Area or DVCA for short is managed by Yayasan Sabah (Sabah Foundation) for conservation, research, education and habitat restoration training purposes. Only two places offer accommodation at the DVCA — one is the DVCA Field Centre built for researchers, and the other is the Borneo Rainforest Lodge, built exclusively for tourists with luxury facilities.

Getting There:
The Danum Valley Field Centre is located 81 kilometres from Lahad Datu. Shuttle buses are available from the Field Centre’s office in Lahad Datu town, close by the airport. While Lahad Datu can be reached by road from Kota Kinabalu (the state capital of Sabah), the recommended way is with a flight to Lahad Datu airport.

Website:
Danum Valley Conservation Area official information via Yayasan Sabah: http://borneoforestheritage.org.my/Danum/location.htm

Untouched and uninhabited by humans, the Danum Valley Conservation Area allows visitors to have a jurassic experience. Picture credit: Borneo Adventure - https://borneoadventure.com/destinations/danum-valley/

Untouched and uninhabited by humans, the Danum Valley Conservation Area allows visitors to have a jurassic experience. Picture credit: Borneo Adventure

 

Mount Kinabalu / Kinabalu National Park

The Kadazan-Dusun people of Sabah believe that Mount Kinabalu, the tallest mountain on the entire island of Borneo is a sacred place. The mountain’s name is believed to be derived from the Kadazan-Dusun word ‘Aki Nabalu’ which roughly translates to ‘revered home of our forefathers’.

The 4,095-metre high peak and a large area surrounding the base is a protected nature reserve. Kinabalu National Park is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Most foreign visitors to the park are there to “climb” Mount Kinabalu, which is really more of a mountain trek. Reaching the summit is achievable for most people — special climbing equipment is not required; all one needs is just a good pair of shoes, a warm jacket and a sufficient level of fitness.

Visitors intending to climb Mount Kinabalu must make bookings in advance. Only 135 climb permits are issued each day and the waiting list is long, very long — travel sites advise foreign visitors to make bookings at least six months ahead.

At the base of the mountain, Kinabalu National Park offers visitors extensive forest trails including a natural hot spring to soak in. Not far from the park’s gate at Ranau is Sabah’s largest tea plantation — Sabah Tea Garden — which offers factory tours of how this famous organic tea is produced, visits to traditional Rungus-style longhouses, and trekking in the surrounding countryside.

Getting There:
Kinabalu Park Headquarters is located 80 kilometres east of Kota Kinabalu and is reachable by road via the town of Ranau and then the village of Kundasang. From Kota Kinabalu, visitors can get to the park by private car, taxi, minivan or bus — from North Bus Terminal Inanam, all buses bound for Sandakan, Lahad Datu and Tawau will pass the park entrance.

Website:
Kinabalu Park official information via Sabah Tourism Board: http://sabahtourism.com/destination/kinabalu-park

At the peak of Mount Kinabalu, Borneo’s highest mountain. Picture credit: G Adventures - https://www.gadventures.com/blog/how-survive-trekking-mt-kinabalu/

At the peak of Mount Kinabalu, Borneo’s highest mountain. Picture credit: G Adventures

 

Penang Hill

Since the funicular railway was built in 1923 up until the late 80s, Penang Hill at an elevation of 833 metres was a favourite escape from the heat and humidity on the ground, first by the British colonial government administrators, traders and planters; then after independence, by Penangites along with visitors from in and out of the country. Until the 1980s, colonial period state-owned bungalows could be rented for weekend holidays or longer. Then, the hill gradually fell into disrepair.

Today, after a major revamp that commenced in 2010 including the upgrading of the Penang Hill Funicular Railway (one of the oldest in the world), the restoration of the Bellevue hilltop hotel and the Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan temple along with construction of new facilities for visitors which includes walkways and viewing decks — this unique Penang heritage site is once again regaining its reputation as a highlands destination.

The restored Bellevue Hotel along with its restaurant, outdoor dining terraces, gardens with pavilions and aviary will bring back fond memories for those who have visited the hill before. Newer developments include The Habitat which has, as its main attraction, a 13-metre treetop walk — a long oval walkway over the treetops with commanding views of the island below and the surrounding seas.

Penang Hill comprises of several peaks and the surfaced roads connecting them provide visitors with comfortable walking trails around the hilltops. Also known as ‘Bukit Bendera’ which means ‘Flag Hill’ in Malay, it gets its name from Flagstaff Hill, the highest peak where the heritage building Bel Retiro — a government bungalow built in 1789 for the Governor of Penang — is located.

Getting There:
There are three ways to get to the top of Penang Hill.

The Penang Hill Funicular Railway, a comfortable 30-minute ride in air-conditioned coaches, is a comfortable crawl on a track with centuries-old viaducts and splendid views of the flora and fauna. Coaches depart every 20 to 25 minutes from the station located at Air Itam.

An adventurous way to the top is with a 4WD vehicle up a 5-kilometre long jeep trail. The trail, which is also a popular hiking route, begins at the quarry near the entrance of the Penang Botanic Gardens. 4WDs can be hired from the booth at the start of the trail.

Another popular hiking trail starts from the Moon Gate, a circular archway located on the side of Waterfall Road a short distance before the entrance of the Penang Botanic Gardens. The well-marked 8-kilometre path is a steep but delightful hike through spectacular jungle.

Website:
http://www.penanghill.gov.my

The Penang Hill Funicular Railway is the only one of its kind in the country

The Penang Hill Funicular Railway is the only one of its kind in the country

 

Fraser’s Hill

Described as “unpretentious and charming in comparison to the country’s other alpine-like escapes”, Fraser’s Hill is a former British colonial hill station built over seven peaks with altitudes between 1,220 and 1,524 metres above sea level and a climate between 17°C to 25°C (63°F to 77°F).

The hill is frequented by locals and visitors for day and weekend trips and has popular attractions which include staying a night or two in one of the Tudor-styled bungalows, an authentic English tea experience complete with scones and strawberries, nature trails through cool, misty forests and bird watching. Fraser’s Hill is a major destination for bird watchers and is the venue for some of the country’s premier bird-watching events — the Bird Interpretive Centre’s gallery gives enthusiasts and visitors a look at the variety of local and migratory bird species recorded on Fraser’s Hill.

Other attractions include the Strawberry Farm, Royal Fraser’s Hill Golf Club — one of the earliest golf courses built in the country, and Ye Olde Smokehouse — a hotel and restaurant popular with visitors who come for its old-world furnishings and charm.

Getting There:
Fraser’s Hill is located about 104 kilometres, or a two-hour drive, from Kuala Lumpur. The only way to get to Fraser’s Hill is by road, with private or hired cars or minivans. There are no direct buses and there is no public transport service at the top. From Kuala Lumpur, visitors can choose two routes, the first via Kuala Kubu Bharu and the other via Bentong. There is no petrol station on Fraser’s Hill so remember to fill up your tank before going uphill!

Website:
http://fraserhill.info/

Fraser’s Hill is a quaint hill resort, said to be the prettiest in Malaysia. Picture credit: Pahang Tourism

Fraser’s Hill is a quaint hill resort, said to be the prettiest in Malaysia. Picture credit: Pahang Tourism

 

Cameron Highlands

The biggest of Malaysia’s former British colonial hill stations, Cameron Highlands is a bustling small town with tourists, agriculture-based industries (the vegetable farms here are some of the country’s best) and tea plantations that have become synonymous with the “Camerons”.

With a summit at about 2,000 metres high, Cameron Highlands has Tudor-style bungalow hotels and other old-world English buildings that served civic functions before the country’s independence. Most notable of these are The Lakehouse (built by a retired British army officer), Planter’s Country Hotel (formerly known as Bala’s Holiday Chalet and built as a boarding school in 1934 for European expatriate children) and The Smokehouse Hotel and Restaurant (affiliated with the Smokehouse at Fraser’s Hill!).

Cameron Highlands’ tea plantations are a big draw for both domestic and foreign visitors. BOH plantations, the first to be established, is presently the biggest tea plantation in Southeast Asia. All tea plantations — BOH, Bharat and Cameron Valley — conduct plantation visits, factory tours and have tea houses for sampling plantation-fresh tea.

Cameron Highlands offers many other activities and sights — farmer’s markets, butterfly and bee farms, strawberry and various vegetable farms, and nature trails including the popular mossy forest — a rainforest blanketed with all kinds of moss thriving on the cool climate and moisture from mist clouds.

Getting There:
Cameron Highlands is located at the edge of Pahang state bordering the state of Perak. There are three major road routes to the hill destination — from the north along the North-South Highway via Ipoh, from Kuala Lumpur and the south also along the North-South Highway, and the newest route via the East Coast Expressway through Kuala Lipis and Raub.

Regular bus and shuttle services to Cameron Highlands are available from most cities and towns in the Peninsula. The bus station at Tanah Rata town is the main transportation hub of Cameron Highlands and is where visitors are dropped off. Taxis at the Tanah Rata bus station will carry visitors to prominent places for a flat fee rather than using a meter.

Website:
http://cameronhighland.net/

Located in Cameron Highlands, the BOH Tea Centre is a modern cafe and visitor centre overlooking the first tea plantation in the country and the largest in Southeast Asia.

Located in Cameron Highlands, the BOH Tea Centre is a modern cafe and visitor centre overlooking the first tea plantation in the country and the largest in Southeast Asia.

 

Janda Baik

Located in the misty hills of the Bentong district between Genting Highlands and Bentong town, Janda Baik — once a small Malay village with a prominent orang asli (aborigine) settlement — has become a hip highland retreat where dozens of operators offer home-stays and chalets in mainly Malay kampung (village) style complete with organic fruit and vegetable farms.

Attracting mostly younger weekend trippers seeking a short escape from the bustle that is Kuala Lumpur, Janda Baik which is located less than an hour’s drive along the East Coast Expressway from the capital city is the ideal getaway.

The locale offers visitors pristine river waters and falls, authentic local food, forests with nature trails and surrounding hills that induce serenity.

Getting There:
Janda Baik is located about 40 minutes by car from Kuala Lumpur, on the East Coast Expressway. Taxis including ride-sharing services like Uber and Grab can be used to travel between Janda Baik and the capital city.

Unfortunately, there are no direct buses from Kuala Lumpur to Janda Baik. Visitors can get a coach from Kuala Lumpur to the town of Bentong (an hour’s journey) then hire a taxi from Bentong’s bus terminal to Janda Baik (30 minutes drive).

Websites:
These are some places in Janda Baik you may want to check out:

  • Suria Hill Country House: suriaresorts.com
  • Cherengin Hills Convention & Spa Resort: cherenginhills.com
  • Aman Rimba: 
amanrimba.com
  • Saujana Janda Baik Homestay
: saujanajandabaik.com
  • SaufiVille: saufiville.my
  • Seri Pengantin Resort
: seripengantinresort.com.my
  • The Waterway Villa: thewaterwayvilla.com
  • A Little Farm On The Hill: alittlefarmonthehill.com
Janda Baik’s home-stays and chalets is the real deal for an authentic laid back Malaysian village experience

Janda Baik’s home-stays and chalets are the real deal for an authentic laid back Malaysian village experience

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jun 26, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Malaysia truly Asia with many interesting wonder to explore for anyone adventurous for foods, forest , architectural , nature and so forth. There are many beautiful unexplored natural jungles to explore. A country with rich flora fauna, wild flowers, wild mushroom and many others rare plants . Going trekking and exploring into nature jungles would be wonderful as explained in this post. Penang Hill, Fraser’s Hill, Cameron Highlands, Mount Kinabalu and Kinabalu National Park , Danum Valley Conservation Area are some of the hill , park to go.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing making easier with lots of infro for those interested to explore .

  2. S.Prathap on Jun 18, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Malaysia is rich with various cultures and some of the oldest rain forest in the world. From this article we can know the place for escape the hustle and bustle city life.. Surrounded yourself with hills, rivers and beautiful greenery.

    I have only been to some of this place likes Penang Hill, Fraser’s Hill, Cameron Highlands andJanda Baik.This place are really very nice with the cool temperatures and green hills.Thank you for sharing this article which will be a guidance to us for relaxing holiday .

  3. Katie Choong on Aug 27, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    It is blessed to have plenty of natural environments in a country. As citizens, we have the responsibility to protect them. As simple as be responsible with your litter. Hills and jungles should never be dumping grounds. In fact, it would be great if we can get involved in green initiatives.

  4. Bernard Ting on Aug 25, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    I’m a person who like nature, personally I visited & like Cameron Highland and mountain kota Kinabalu. I love hiking very much.
    I would like to thank Malaysia for having all these natural places. I hope all of us can work hard together to conserve & Protect this beautiful piece of land.

  5. Pastor Antoinette on Aug 24, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Being out in nature is fun and has many benefits. I really liked to read about so many places which are worthwhile to visit and spend some time. We should take some time at the weekend to go out and enjoy the fresh air, forest and blue sky and move our body and these places are just wonderful to do this. Well, have to plan now and discover.

  6. Pastor Chia on Aug 24, 2018 at 8:59 am

    I can consider myself as nature people. I like to do jungle walking as exircise. I been three hill as article mention. But like more jungle climing up to the mountain. More exïsting and adventure. Hope one day can visit all the beautiful mountain at Malaysia.

  7. June Kang on Aug 24, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Thank you for promote Malaysia. It is a very good guidance for people who like hills, mountains and hiking. Places like Fraser hill, Janda baik, Cameron Highland are good short-stay destination- Green , cooling ,beautiful nature scenery and very good place for taking break from the busy life in town。You may consider all this places if you are currently thinking a holiday and not necessary must go overseas. All these places recommended in this article are providing you a relaxing holiday and try on go Green this holiday season, a healthy holidays.

  8. Justin Cheah on Aug 24, 2018 at 3:03 am

    I am never a fan for outdoors and am not adventurous in my travels either. The best possible I can get away will be going for a holiday where civilization is prevailing. I just hate going to difficult terrains and won’t particularly enjoy forest scenaries.

  9. Tek Lee on Aug 24, 2018 at 2:03 am

    Out of the 10 hill and jungle, I only been to one. I was not a nature lover person, I didn’t like hiking and walk the hill. But I like cycling. I started to like nature when I started cycling. I rode in a few trail before. Once we started cycling in the trail, we have to finish it. It’s either turn back, or continue to finish the whole trail. It was challenging. So, through cycling, I started to love nature. Because of the fresh air, things that we had never seen before in city, the green of the plants, the sound of bird and insects. The motive is to finish cycling the whole trail, but they were added on to the pleasure of cycling. In the end of the day, I think it still depend on our motive. Like my motive is cycling, but through cycling, I started to love nature.

  10. Andrea Lai on Aug 24, 2018 at 1:50 am

    I have been to Taman Negara/ National Park for the first time and I got fascinated with the fresh cooling nature environment. Yes, I do enjoy tracking. Enjoying and exploring such beautiful nature is really fun, relax and exciting. More interesting was into jungle night walk, where you experience listening to sound of insects, searching for arachnids nests and as well as other reptiles. On day time, we will be in groups hiking to Gunung Tahan for the canopy walk. The view from above was simply amazing where you could see the Pahang River and surrounding by beautiful greens.

    After reading this article, one thing I got acknowledged was appreciation. We should appreciate what we have and blessed to be born in this loving country where there’s no war, no fighting and everybody live in peace, harmony and united. ?

  11. Mingwen on Aug 24, 2018 at 1:04 am

    In Malaysia & many countries have beautiful & precious forests & mountain. It’s important & everyone’s responsibility to take good care of the mother nature. We have been sucking benefits from the mother nature & seldom/never give back. It’s time to take whatever appropriate measurements to cope with problems that breaking the earth partly such as global warming & more.

  12. pammie yap on Aug 24, 2018 at 12:57 am

    I am not really a nature’s person. If given the chance to visit a jungle or a city, I would not think twice of which place to choose. I am terrified of insects as I get freaked out easily with creepy-crawlies to a point I would actually cry. LOL
    But the amazing thing is, how comfortable I was with nature when KFR first started building. Although I was terrified of the conditions then (mosquitoes, snakes, worms, etc), it didn’t bother me much. This shows how my mind chose to be picky with preferences and being petty about it. I am still terrified of creepy-crawlies but when I look and see how KFR is, it just goes away and I start to fall in love with nature here.

    • Julia Tan on Aug 24, 2018 at 8:18 am

      Pam, I can’t agree with you more of what you mentioned about city and forest. I still remember vividly when I first steped my feet on Kechara Forest Retreat when the land was still undeveloped. Now I love green, mountain and rain. Now Whenever I travel I’ll choose to hill instead of city. I’m glad my children love mountains and green too. I am glad that we has changed our interests and lives away from the cold city life to a calm and peace beautiful nature land.

  13. Vivian Ong on Aug 24, 2018 at 12:50 am

    Out of the 10 places mentioned in the article, I have only been to 2 which the Penang Hill and also Cameron Highlands. If given the chance, I would like to visit to Janda Baik and Taman Negara. It will be interesting and exciting to be close to the nature. A good place to relax the mind and breathe in the clean air from the trees.

  14. Pastor Henry Ooi on Aug 24, 2018 at 12:28 am

    I can safely say there is a big majority of Malaysians who have not visited all of these 10 hill and jungle places. I’m one of them. I’ve only been to four out of the ten: Penang Hill, Fraser’s Hill, Cameron Highlands, Janda Baik. In fact, there are so many interesting and educational places within Malaysia that almost all Malaysians have not been to. Yet we think of going abroad for holidays and sight seeing, and taking selfies. Quite ironic

  15. Datuk May on Aug 24, 2018 at 12:11 am

    Out of the 10 Hill and Jungle adventure spots in Malaysia, I have only been to 4 of them and they were the hills. Namely Cameron highlands, Frasier Hills, Penang Hill and Janda Baik. The reason could possibly be because I like the highlands more than the jungles.

    The hill resorts that I have been to in Malaysia are really very nice as I like the cool temperatures during my stay there. The green hills are also very pleasant.

    Reading of the jungle spots, I am tempted to try at least once to visit the jungles of Malaysia and if I should I will choose Taman Negara as many of my friends had enjoyed their visits there.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this very informative article of knowing my country.

  16. nicholas on Aug 23, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    I always like jungle trekking since young. I love the journey of the trekking as I can enjoy the surrounding nature. For mountain or hills it excite me further as I love mountains and especially the view from the top. It’s also important for us to be respectful at such places. I believe that there is unseen being that reside there which we are unable to see. Since we are the one that passing through their place so we need to be respectful just like how we would one people to behave in our house.

    The need to respect and preserve the natural environment is never more apparent than to those who visit, explore and enjoy the landscape in which they undertake their activities. We should care about nature, living things and the environment.

    This is a good guide for the people that looking for place to spend their holiday.

  17. Anne Ong on Mar 26, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    It’s great to know there are so many wonderful places in Malaysia to getaway from the stressful and noisy city life for some peace and quietness to heal the mind and soul. Thank you very much Rinpoche and blog team for this nice recommendation.??

  18. Aldan Chan on Dec 18, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Thank you for sharing some fun holiday places. I wish I could go to some of the locations. I`ve been to some of the places above. All the places in the article are very beautiful and amazing. Thank you for sharing.

  19. yin ping on Dec 8, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Malaysia is blessed with rich cultures and some of the oldest rain forest in the world. Anyone who is looking to escape the hustle and bustle city life, these are the places you should look into. Surrounded yourself with hills, rivers, beautiful greenery and wildlife. Being in nature sharpens and clears your mind as well as distresses your body.

  20. Irene Lim on Dec 7, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Malaysia “Truly Asia” is truly a tropical country full of wonderful and interesting hills and mountains adventure for you to embark on subject to physical fitness. As for me I can only dream visiting these places. Another alternative is to watch documentary series from TV programme is a better bet for me.

  21. Samfoonheei on Nov 29, 2017 at 1:22 am

    Malaysia is truly a country full with natural wonders, natural jungles and parks for everyone to explore. After reading these article I could understand more why foreigners from worldwide like to look for excitement ,to explore those un touched jungles. Some of them to do research on the plants, insects and many others. Could be to search for yeti ….the hairy creatures . A friend of mine ,as a Professor and his team used to go Danum valley to do research on plants and to look for new species of animals and insects.
    I have not been to many of those jungles, parks mentioned in the article. Except Cameron Highland ,Fraser’s Hill and Penang Hill.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Kenneth Chan for sharing such a wonderful post.

  22. Freon on Nov 27, 2017 at 2:16 am

    This is a very good article summary on the Malaysia Hills, jungles and parks. Most of this places I have heard but not went to. Malaysia is so beautiful with all this natural jungle and parks, where most of them have still preserved the nature in it. As times goes by, more development getting on, to even look for these kind of places will become more less. Hopefully this parks will reserved, not only for the environment health but also these parks are home to many rare species of animals.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 22. 2020 12:48 PM
    We have to do our homework……yes I agree with what Rinpoche had said. We can’t go back and change the beginning but we can start where we are and change the present. We have to work it out somehow even there is a hurdle or obstacles to go. In life we bond to have obstacles to clear along the path of life. Accepting those obstacles as they come , learn from there and let it be. Choosing to learn, practice Dharma and putting it into action is the best choice. Doing Dharma I have chosen have make my life filled with happiness.
    Thank you Rinpoche for these teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/20668.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 22. 2020 12:45 PM
    The Heart Sutra is the most widely known sutra of the Mahayana tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. We may try changing who we are in an attempt to fit in and even if we achieve a new feeling of belonging, the emptiness remains. Emptiness is an important door to liberation in life. The Heart Sutra is a very condensed contemplation manual. Will read it over and again to understand better . I still have a long way to go trying to absorb what ever I could. We have to develop a soft heart and compassion, firstly before we read the sutras. At the heart of emptiness is compassion….quoted.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/emptiness-with-a-heart-of-compassion.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 22. 2020 12:44 PM
    Unbelievable what they did…. Mumu and Oser. They saved an injured tiny bird, bringing to Rinpoche. They are like one of us , can feel and knew that the bird needed help. Mumu and Oser knew who to bring to. Great Job, they did their best, sadly the injured bird passed away. But fortunate to have Rinpoche blessing. Mumu and Oser are amazing dogs had showed us an example to give care, love and be kind even they were of different species.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/a-tale-of-a-bird.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Oct 21. 2020 05:11 PM
    Really love this mysterious and yet beautiful, sacred and holy place. The temple is beautiful preserved with remarkable facts of tantric legacy. This sixty four yogini temple is very unique in many ways and all the yoginis represents the sixty four arts which very fascinating. I believe there are a lot more to discover from this temple.

    Thank you for the article sharing, I’m blessed to see the holy place and hope to visit them.

    https://bit.ly/3jha0Si
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Oct 21. 2020 01:33 PM
    Dorje Shugden, the special protector emanation of Manjushri is a fully enlightened being which will help us at all times when we truly trusted and have faith in him and our Guru.

    There is nothing that is too small or too big or daunting for him, when it comes to helping us.I fold my hands in great faith and devotion to Dorje Shugden.Thank you for sharing this wonderful story and experience with us.


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  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Oct 20. 2020 11:52 PM
    I believe that in life, we come across so many different experiences and opportunities to learn and grow, and in turn, every choice we make and everything that we go through shapes us into who we are. Challenging situations take us beyond our comfort zone and trigger fears and anxieties but also have the power to become moments of truth.

    It takes a lot of time to reached a level of acceptance and by doing dharma work we are trying to inculcate compassion into our lives . This powerful teaching helps to purify our karma and transform our thoughts.

    Thank you for the sharing, It serves as a reminder for all of us, of the reason why we are doing Dharma work and what kind of attitude one should have.

    https://bit.ly/3jg6K9E
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Oct 20. 2020 05:37 PM
    This is one of the most sacred sites in all of Buddhism. Yearly thousands of Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims and tourist from all over the world will be come to The Mahabodhi Temple.

    This sacred sites is definitely imbued with the positive energies and blessings of great beings.Thank you very much for the good write up and share this nice article with us
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Oct 19. 2020 04:52 PM
    Reading this article really me open up my views of what is existing beyond my imagination.They then discovered that the possibility of life on other planets ,the existence of black holes, and so forth.
    The universe, outer space, the galaxies have always fascinated me since I was very very young. I loved pictorial books on planets and space.Thank you very much for the good sharing.
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 18. 2020 04:22 PM
    Niguma is considered one of the most important and influential yoginis and Vajrayana teachers. A mysterious eleventh-century Kashmiri woman who became the source of a major Tibetan Buddhist practice lineage. Niguma was considered an emanation of the great dakini Mandarava. The legacy of Niguma’s teachings and spiritual practices is still available today within the Shangpa Kagyu tradition. Her teachings are also embodied within the Gelug school as well as the other sects of Tibetan Buddhism. Interesting related to Niguma and Khyungpo Naljor about the 500 gold coins and so forth. A very rare insight into the unusual role of women in the development of Buddhist history.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David so this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/niguma-mistress-of-illusion.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 18. 2020 04:20 PM
    I was once a hypocrites before but coming to Dharma I came out from a nut shell and still learning. Positive thinking, rather, is used so that we can learn, grow, and evolve from what we experience in life. When failure is possible, view it as a challenge, as it makes us stronger. Accept whatever comes along , mistakes and try to correct it and move on. Its better to learn our mistakes then not knowing it. I don’t mind to accept mistakes as I learn from it , with a positive mind. Profound teachings indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teachings. Will read again and again to remind myself.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/49708.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 18. 2020 04:17 PM
    Great teachings …..doing purification practice through Vajrasattva’s practice and prostrations. I have plenty to go , glad to come across this old article which I will try to absolve whatever much I could. Reading it , I realised its indeed a very beneficial and effective practice in purifying our negative karma. Since the MCO I have been doing prostrations I could feel a peace and calmness within my mind.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teaching which I truly treasured.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/vajrasattva-and-prostrations-transcript.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 17. 2020 01:02 PM
    The Potala Palace is a fortress in the city of Lhasa, in Tibet. It was once a winter imperial palace of the Dalai Lamas but has been a museum since then . This palace is the highest ancient palace in the world, it also once served as a seat of government, and monastery, it’s now a must visit place for Tibet . As the most iconic architecture and top UNESCO world heritage Site in Tibet, at 3750 m . From the Palace one could see the whole area of the Holy Lhasa city. constructed in the 18th century, is a masterpiece of Tibetan art. The beauty of this Palace and the ancient architecture of the buildings integration in a striking landscape, added to their historic and religious interest. Hundred thousands of pilgrims visited this Holy city yearly. I am fortunate to have gone to this Holy sites with my friends. Worth going on a pilgrimage .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/potala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 17. 2020 01:00 PM
    Dungkar Lozang Trinlé a Tibetan historian and Buddhist scholar was one of the most important Tibetan historians of the 20th century. He was recognised as the eighth incarnation of Dungdkar Rinpoche. an expert on traditional poetics and a campaigner for modern Tibetan education and cultural development, a rare polymath among Tibetan scholars of the 20th century. After years of forced labour during the Cultural Revolution, he became a leading advocate of education in the Tibetan language. His legacy lives on till this day in his prodigious array of Tibetan-language historical texts and important commentaries on religious subjects. He was well known, recognized by many and also internationally.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-eighth-dungkar-dungkar-lobzang-trinle.html
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  • sarassitham
    Friday, Oct 16. 2020 10:00 PM
    Thank you for the interesting sharing, I love using natural remedies as it helps me in many ways and furthermore it is organic. Besides, easily available in our garden and flower pots.

    Herbal and natural remedies are very popular methods used today since it has many medical benefits. Herbal remedies have proven effective in healing serious illnesses without leaving any side effects.

    Many plant based herbs remedies are safe to consume and help us to relief symptoms faster. Natural remedies can be prepared easily and less time consuming. Most of them are widely used for immediate relief from symptoms, boost energy or lose weight, but we need to be very careful choosing the right herbs.

    https://bit.ly/37dqjwQ

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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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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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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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
5 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
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More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months 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
5 months 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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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
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Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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