Top 10 Hill and Jungle Adventures in Malaysia

Nov 25, 2017 | Views: 1,517
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. sarassitham on Jan 30, 2021 at 1:34 am

    Malaysian rainforests are believed to be the oldest and among the most. There is nothing that can be compared to waking up to a sight of nature and experience life in the most tranquil phase. I love nature to get away for some peace of mind and appreciate the cool escape offered from our highlands townships. I have discovered most of the hill’s shared in this article and hoping to explore the fascinating Sarawak soon.

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  2. 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 .

  3. 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 .

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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. ?

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.??

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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
    Friday, Jul 23. 2021 04:55 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche, for this important knowledge what to look for signs that our doggie in pain. By knowing what to do and look out for, it will certainly help owners to detect the situation. When we spend time with them we could understand them better when they are in pain. Since they are not able to tell us we have the responsibility to take care of them. Pain can be difficult to detect in older dogs. Doggie in pain tend to be more vocal, it’s not always easy to spot immediately. They will only express in a number of ways such as whining, whimpering, growling, and so forth. It is important for dog owners to recognize subtle signs of pain in their dog. Hence reading this post have help me to observe my doggie better.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/7-signs-your-dog-is-in-pain-and-trying-to-hide-it.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 23. 2021 04:53 PM
    Inspiring post of a soldier turned Buddhist monk living in remote raw Ural mountains of Russia . With little and much hardship , they never give up feeling happy with their struggles. They managed to build a spiritual community up in the remote mountains. Led by Mikhail Sannikov, now known as Lama Dokshit, a veteran of the USSR’s Afghanistan war . He established a monastery on an isolated mountaintop named Shad Tchup Ling, meaning “place of practice and realisation. The monastery is visited by thousands yearly by tourist and locals.
    But sadly this monastery was built on private lands own by a metallurgical mining company . Since 2016, it has been desired to demolish the Buddhist Shedrub Ling temple on Mount Kachkanar. The Buddhist community have tried many times to legalize the structures. The mining and others have claimed rights to the land. The Buddhist community was asked to leave then. The latest update dated second February 2021 is that the monastery will be under the security of the mining company where the Urals Buddhists are allowed back to the mountain only certain days of the week. May this inspiring monastery up in the mountains continue to flourish and may the mining company not demolished it .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.
    READ MORE AT…for the latest news
    https://www2.stetson.edu/religious-news/210202a.html

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/buddhist-monks-far-off-in-the-russian-mountains.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 21. 2021 04:13 PM
    Reading this post reminds me of my first pilgrimage trip to Wu Tai San . Went with my Kecharians brothers and sisters few years back. Great memories indeed, we are so fortunate given the opportunity to visit such holy site of Lord Manjushri and more it’s a pilgrimage.
    Mount Wutai is a sacred mountain, one of the Four Sacred Mountains in Chinese Buddhism. Mount Wutai, known as ‘the five terrace mountain’, is the highest in Northern China believed to be the earthly abodes of Lord Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. Great ….Each peak is inhabited by a different form of Manjushri. Its five main peaks, positioned east, south, west, north, and in the middle, embrace one another with broad and plain . From the 1st century AD to the early 20th century many temples have been built on the steep slopes . Besides the religious aspect, the beauty of rising and falling ridges of mountains, exotic rocks, are really amazing. The beautiful scenery there is a masterpiece of exquisite acts of nature, predominantly visible over the five main peaks. What really important is that Mount Wutai have a connection and vast history with many Tibetan lamas. From Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyeltsen to China’s most benevolent rulers, Emperor Kangxi .
    Looking through those beautiful pictures tell us all.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Karen for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/pilgrimage-to-mount-wutai.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 21. 2021 04:10 PM
    Ullambana is a Buddhist festival celebrated on the 15th day of the 7th lunar month according to the Buddhist calendar. It is a festival of liberation, as to provide salvation and relief to the ghosts and spirits of the dead. The Buddhist origins of the Ullambana Festival can be traced back to a story that originally came from India. By observing the practice of Ullambana we could liberate the deceased from the three suffering realms and allow the living to enjoy a life of abundance, good fortune and longevity. During this festival, offerings such as light, foods, prayers are made to the spirits of the dead and to the hungry ghosts. On this day, Buddhists offer prayers both to their departed forefathers and to their living parents and elders.
    Great …at Kechara Forest Retreat , Bentong, two powerful and extensive pujas will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We are fortunate this year even though we are not able to attend at KFR , these pujas will be streamed live. The two powerful and extensive pujas is to remove obstacles and generate even more merits.
    Thank you Rinpoche ,Sharon Ong and those who are involved making it possible.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/celebrating-ullambana-the-original-hungry-ghost-festival.html

  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 19. 2021 03:16 PM
    Sad to see those homeless people and now with the pandemic , it is even more . Thousands of homeless people were housed in temporary shelters during Malaysia’s COVID-19 lockdown . We have to face and accept them they exist every where. Its true that the homeless and the people living on the streets, and many off them much as the thought might create discomfort and uneasiness among many of us. Occasionally, we might come across one sleeping on the pavement, smelly, begging, sitting on pavements with a vacant look in their eyes, walking with a sack and on the lookout for foods. Many have returned to the streets and are now living hand-to-mouth….
    H. E Tsem Rinpoche knows how it is to be homeless as he had experienced homelessness while teenager back in US. Tsem Rinpoche then set up Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) to distribute warmed foods from 15 packets to thousands . With many volunteers helping up during the distribution in downtown Kuala Lumpur . Not only serves foods , giving free hair cuts and KSK’s volunteer doctors provide free medical check ups, wound dressings. These are some of the services provided. KSK team has done a wonderful jobs. The homeless deserves a much more caring society. Thanks to KSK team and volunteers , keep it up.
    Thank you Rinpoche and and Pastor Henry for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-soup-kitchen-ksk/homelessness-in-malaysia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 19. 2021 03:13 PM
    Colorado, a western U.S. state, has a diverse landscape of arid desert, river canyons and snow-covered Rocky Mountains . Noted for its vivid landscape of mountains, forests, high plains, and so forth . Beautiful place that piques the imagination and inspires the soul with its dramatic landscape and natural beauty . Well it said to be nothing less than stunning, with a diversity that has attracted thousand locals and tourist. An unbeatable destination with natural beauty will truly offers u for everyone.
    I have not been to Colorado or any US states before but reading this post I can imagine the beauty of this place. A perfect environment for me is somewhere quiet far away from a busy place.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/top-25-mountain-towns-in-colorado.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 19. 2021 03:11 PM
    The sacred and magnificent Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Lijiang, Yunnan,at 5596 meters high is a famous snow mountain in China. It a tourist place for sightseeing, climbing, hiking, as it is covered by snow all year round. Having two new dharma centre in Yunnan province built has proven the growth of Dorje Shugden’s practice around the world. The first is a Dorje Shugden stupa in the Jade Dragon (Yulong) Snow Mountain area . The second is the rebuilding of Chosang Temple in Shangri-la. Looking at those pictures is a blessing , these temples at the snow- capped mountains will definitely benefits many and many more to come. I have been to Yunnan the famous snow mountains but not been to these 2 temples as mentioned in this post. It was a very nice challenging to go up the Jade Dragon Snow mountain. I did enjoyed a nice and mysterious view anyways. Loved to visit Yunnan again if given a chance.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/two-holy-places-in-yunnan-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 17. 2021 04:00 PM
    Amazing………talented Korean artist painter An Jung-hwan creates realistic paintings that look like portals into vivid landscapes. His painstakingly meticulous technique simply amazing as perfect as a photograph . Each nature scene is so enticing in its clarity, he spends numerous weeks and countless hours working on a single painting. His stunning landscape paintings have been exhibited throughout Korea and Asia. He did held several solo exhibitions in Korea. Looking at those paintings in this post tells all…..so realistic. It could not see the difference whether its real or just paintings. Loves all his paintings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a GREAT artist.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/amazing-artist.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 17. 2021 03:58 PM
    Unsung Hero of a Kenyan famer Patrick Mwalua who goes all the way out to save wild animals after witnessing a thirsty buffalo sniffing at an empty water hole during the drought. Since then he decided that he use his evenings to bring water to the animals to prevent them from going into the villages in search of water. The Kenyan hero have been supplying drinking water to animals. Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua known to many as the Waterman of Tsavo. He gained admiration over his passion to save the ecosystem by supplying clean drinking water at the Tsavo West National Park when the country was reeling from a prolonged dry spell. He found a cause that is more meaningful , giving new meaning to nature conservation. Inspiring indeed what he did is truly amazing travelling miles just to bring water to wild animals. Wish there were more like people Mwalua doing a good job saving animals.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/he-is-super-compassionate.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 16. 2021 03:59 PM
    Tunnels are echoey, dark and often damp are where the perfect places for ghostly encounters. That’s why so many tunnels are said to be haunted. They’re more than a little creepy as they are mostly abandoned railway tunnel with histories as former dwellings, burial grounds and so forth.
    Interesting to know all about those most haunted rather creepy tunnels across the globe. Wow ….it never come across me that there so many of them . Reading through these post and seeing those creepy pictures tells all some still continue to echo today. The legend behind this haunting of each tunnel really will scare people away yet many tunnel still carries trains today. Many reports said that strange lights, ghostly appearances and, most often, groans of agony.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting read.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/creepy-tunnels-2.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 16. 2021 03:56 PM
    Tsunmo Tsel Monastery was once a summer residence for Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo and Princess Wencheng. Tsunmo Tsel is a Gelup monastery that was founded by Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen in 1420 in central Tibet. Interesting history of this Gelup monastery , located in Tsunmo Tsel village, Tibet where Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen’s body was placed in a stupa. It’s a beautiful Stupa and so blessed able to see it during my trip back in 2019. It seems that during renovations when his body was removed from the stupa, a fragrant scent permeated through the entire place. Well its a sign of his pure moral discipline being a close disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa. He was well-known for holding his vows . Interest read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/historic-tsunmo-tsel-monastery-with-the-body-of-duldzin-drakpa-gyaltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 16. 2021 03:54 PM
    Interesting read of this Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery with an interesting legend behind it. All about a wealthy Han family having a daughter named Qiaoyun. She was considered to be as the emanation of Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy . As a young age, Qiaoyun was already inclined towards Buddhism, refusing arranged marriage as her interest is in Buddhism. Her life story tells all how she managed to save many lives in the village even before she was ordained a nun. Great explanation of the significance of fragrant scent in Buddhism and sharing of the 33 manifestations of Guan Yin . Loved those pictures of Quan Yin , beautiful indeed and seeing it is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/xiangshui-perfume-nunnery-%e9%be%99%e5%8f%a3%e5%8d%97%e5%b1%b1%e9%a6%99%e6%b0%b4%e5%ba%b5.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 15. 2021 04:20 PM
    Yes this 12-year-old Mongolian boy name Uudam is really amazing . He sang beautifully in his song ‘Mother in the dream’ in the China got talent contest. He rendered the song full of emotion and delivered it deep from his heart, looking at his expression. His singing touched every audience and the judges as well . Even though not many people understand the lyrics in Mongolian yet his singing voice simply amazing and emotion . Such a great song indeed. All I could say he is truly talented .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/a-mongolian-boy-sings-about-his-mother-in-heaven.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 15. 2021 04:19 PM
    Shocking reading this again as it happened in Malaysia . At the Petknode Cat Boarding center or pet’s hotel in Damansara Damai and Sungai Buloh had been allegedly abandoned and starved 200 cats and a dog . Anxious pet owners and animal lovers came to the rescue. Over 100 cats and a dog were rescued from the Damansara Damai location ,while another 100 cats at Sungai Buloh. 300 starved and 13 died- Many outraged Malaysians including celebrities , social media Facebook groups expressed their anger over it. Hopefully stern punishment should enforced on those who abused animals. Animals should be given a chance to live, love by all, they are one of us . Teaching kids early to love ,care for animals should be taught in schools.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/300-starved-and-13-died-petknode.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 14. 2021 04:22 PM
    Great teachings from this post to practice the Dharma well . We have to practice the preliminaries well before going further and deeper. The purpose of the preliminaries practice is to purify negative karma and accumulate merit . Once the teachings become realisation, and we prepare the mind for advance practices. Reading this will help us to realise the importance of learning dharma, transforming our mind and putting into practice. We should not of the importance of human rebirth and impermanence and all about at the time of death.
    Preliminary practice is Dharma practice. I have still plenty to learn from this knowledgeable post. Reading this over and over again to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teachings.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/preliminary-practice.html

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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-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 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
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 great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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
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
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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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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
2 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
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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
3 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
4 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
4 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
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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.
8 months 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
9 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
11 months 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
11 months 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
1 years ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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.
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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