Top 10 Hill and Jungle Adventures in Malaysia

Nov 25, 2017 | Views: 2,074
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
    Monday, Jun 17. 2024 12:53 PM
    Beautiful pictures paints a thousands words of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche. Those rare pictures shared ultimate sophistication of the relationship between the two great leaders.
    Back in the 20th century Jawaharlal Nehru an Indian anti-colonial nationalist, statesman, secular humanist, social democrat was very kind to receive them both. Looking at the rare pictures says all.
    Its such awesome watching the rare video of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche visiting India together. Visiting sacred places Buddhist sites of India together, and even having state dinner .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-dalai-lama-panchen-lama-in-india-in-1956.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2024 12:52 PM
    nspiring read of the power sacred feminine Maha Pajapati Gotami, founder of the Order of Nuns. She was the foster-mother, step-mother and maternal aunt of the Buddha. In Buddhist tradition, she was the first woman to seek ordination for women, which she did from Gautama Buddha directly, and she became the first bhikkhuni.
    Mahapajapati lived to be around 120 years old. Having such an eminent position in the sangha, she would have had hundreds of nuns under her care, helping them realize the Truth. Perplexingly, the Buddha continued to have doubts about admitting women into the women’s order right up until his death. Mahapajapati had played an important role preserving the dharma taught by Buddha Shakyamuni.
    Truly inspired by Mahaprajapati Gotami’s story.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mahapajapati-gotami-the-first-buddhist-nun.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2024 12:50 PM
    Area 51 is a U.S. military base that has become synonymous all this while. There’s a possibility recording to many could be a government cover-ups and potentially a place of testing alien. Its always a secret behind this Nevada base also known as Area 51 and is often the subject of alien conspiracy theories. The facility is next to two other restricted military areas, what goes on inside and around is extremely secret. No one are allowed to visit and are kept away by warning signs, electronic surveillance and armed guards. According to the US military, the intense secrecy area is the training range for US nuclear weapons. It has never been declared a secret base and under 24-hour surveillance. Many people have reported seeing unidentified flying objects in or near Area 51. That’s interesting. And the popular image of the place is a secret site for extra-terrestrial research.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/aliens-paranormal/what-is-area-51.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2024 12:49 PM
    Reading each messages and looking at those beautiful pictures tells a thousand words. Without dharma, dharma work, dharma institutions and dharma people, life is so much more lonely and empty……loved this message by our Guru.
    May those teachings in this blog flourish in the heart of all beings.
    Thank you Rinpoche sharing this great messages. which taught us more and inspired us too.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/messages-inspired-by-buddhist-art.html
  • payal
    Monday, Jun 10. 2024 04:27 AM
    really….such a stunning sacred image 1,000 Armed Avalokitesvara as gift from Joshua and family for Rinpoche . More so receiving it on Wesak Day is indeed wonderful. Merely looking at this stunning images is a blessing.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:57 PM
    A card and hard disc from Sean Wang was truly a smart idea afterall. Nobody could imagine such idea but he did it. Placing thumb drives with millions and billions of Vajrayogini her holy mantra in Tibetan into the holy statue. Not only that drawing pictures too . Such a great idea whereby people come to make offerings, prostrate, circumambulate, collecting huge amount of merits for themselves and their love ones. Thanks to Sean Wang/
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/seans-got-a-great-idea.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:55 PM
    Reading this blog kindly reminded us of the most cherished people in our lives that’s our parents. Mother’s Day that is on this Sunday 12th of May and Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday in June. Teachers Day too important ……a day to honour and recognise their roles in our lives. Rinpoche always emphasised that we should not avoid the responsibility of repaying the kindness of the people who have helped us in our life. The only true way to honour and repay their kindness is to let them know that their kindness meant a lot to us . Do something good for them or someone else as this practice ultimately gives enormous power and possibilities for positive effects in many lives not just our own life. Simple saying thank you and expressing our appreciation can go a long way.
    Reading all those powerful quotes by Rinpoche gives us a lesson and example.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/celebrating-kindness-20-quotes-from-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:11 PM
    Achi Chökyi Drölma is the Dharma Protector of the Drikung Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. She also appears as a protector in the Karma Kagyu refuge tree as Achi Chodron. Although Achi has a particular committment to protect the Drikung Kagyu, she is recognized and practiced by all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. To benefit the beings in samsara, she displays a limitless number of manifestations at different times and in different space dimensions. She vowed to protect the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners, removing inner and outer obstacles , a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism, embodies the harmonious union of compassion, wisdom, and protective energy. a powerful wisdom-protector who guards and protects all sincere Dharma-practitioners to rely on her. She is also known for her power to confer wealth. She rose to protect Drikung Kagyu lineage while Dorje Shugden who rose to protect the Gelug teaching. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Gen Lobsang Phuljung for this interesting write up

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/achi-chokyi-drolma-chief-protectress-of-the-drikung-kagyu.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:00 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a special Dharma Protector who quickly fulfils wishes and sincere prayers. He brings healing, harmony and peace; protects from harm and obstacles and attracts opportunities for success and growth. To promote the practice of Dorje Shugden, Kechara has came up a easy way for more people to understand the Powerful Practice. Presented in six different languages as such in English, Tibetan བོད་ཡིག, Chinese 中文, Hindi हिंदी, Tamil தமிழ், Nepali नेपाली so everyone could access. All those materials were distributed to visitors free of charge at all Kechara outlets. Looking at those pictures of visitors says all of how Kechara had spreads the practice of Dorje Shugden like wild fire. More people will get to know and understand the true stories and benefits of Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/kechara-spreads-the-practice-of-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:57 PM
    For the last 60 years, the Tibetan Government-in-Exile has exploited, abused, marginalised and persecuted their people. For the first time in six decades, since the Tibetans first entered a life in exile, we are seeing more and more examples of ordinary Tibetans speaking up against this exploitation. In years gone past, Tibetans would never have dared to voice their objections to the leadership. They have been mixing religion and politics ever since. A majority of the Tibetans in India are stateless, and been sufferings quietly. Hundreds of thousands of Tibetans were killed during the Chinese invasion, prompting the young Dalai Lama to flee into exile in 1959. Because of all the exploitation the younger Tibetan generation are willing to express and speaking up.
    Reading the commentary by a anonymous member of the Tibetan community tells us how those desperate Tibetans experienced all this while and to voice the truth. Interesting read. In order to achieve peace it is necessary to address the root of violence and conflict by having dialogue between the Chinese Government and the Tibetan Government.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetan-refugee-youth-speaking-up.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:55 PM
    Coming up with these informative website is a great work of Rinpoche and writers team. With these website it had many people get to understand more of Tibetan Buddhism , great teachers teachings and of course all about the practice of Dorje Shugden. I am one of them , its was this website I got to know , learn, and understand about Tibetan Buddhism and Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and writers team .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/fantastic-new-dorje-shugden-website-launched.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:53 PM
    The legendary Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak was born in the village of Nyenam,Southern Tibet amidst many auspicious signs of a high rebirth. Ra Lotsawa was a great tantric master and is one of the most controversial Buddhist teachers in Tibetan history who had used wrathful means to subjugate his opponents. One of the previous lives of Dorje Shugden is the renowned lama Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak, Amongst his great deeds, Ra Lotsawa was known to have renovated many with Samye, Tibet’s first monastery. He also sponsored numerous new translation works, the copying and recitation of sacred scriptures, and the installation of Buddha statues. Interesting read of the biography of this great master. Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drakpa left behind a legacy of many great lamas, practitioners and preserving, as well as spreading this tantric system in Tibet.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ra-lotsawa-dorje-drakpa-tibetan-master-of-the-vajrabhairava-tantra.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:51 PM
    Dorjé Shukden is a controversial Tibetan Buddhist protector deity, believed by some to be a wrathful spirit and by others to be an enlightened Buddha. The controversy that arose from this divided understanding over the last fifty years has impacted the Tibetan Buddhist community globally and continues to be relevant to observers and practitioners of Buddhism the world over. The Yellow Book, based on its cover. It was composed by Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche in 1970, but it was not published until 1973. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche never intended for his book to be published but somehow it was published without his permission. According to the introduction, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche authored this book in 1970 based on teachings given by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the junior tutor to the 14th Dalai Lama.The original intention of this book was to be complementary material to Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s book, Music Delighting An Ocean of Protectors, which was published six years before the Yellow Book. The Yellow Book did not circulate widely until several years later. It is a collection of cautionary tales and teachings but sadly some influential powerful officials and people who had corrupted the Gelug lineage . Interesting read.
    I am looking forward to finish reading this book.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dr-christopher-bells-views-on-zemey-rinpoches-yellow-book.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:15 PM
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Firebirds are mythical birds found in the folklore of many cultures. They are often depicted as magical birds with feathers that glow like flames or the sun. The mythology surrounding firebirds varies between cultures, but there are some common themes. In Greek mythology, the mythical bird known for its ability to be reborn from its ashes, symbolizing immortality and renewal. It is often depicted as a beautiful and majestic creature with brightly coloured feathers and a long tail. Interesting read of the stories related to the mythology, legend and folklore in this blog.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html

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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
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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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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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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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We hope you enjoyed our pictures, as much as we enjoyed our Wesak Day together in Penang. Let us carry the energy and enthusiasm we experienced so far and inspires many more. Happy Wesak Day! 22/5/2024 KPSG by Jacinta
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We hope you enjoyed our pictures, as much as we enjoyed our Wesak Day together in Penang. Let us carry the energy and enthusiasm we experienced so far and inspires many more. Happy Wesak Day! 22/5/2024 KPSG by Jacinta
Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
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Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
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Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
Some of the activities done during the Wesak Day Celebration in Penang. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Some of the activities done during the Wesak Day Celebration in Penang. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Wesak Day Celebration in Penang!Buddha's Bathing Ritual. 22/5/2024 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024, Saturday @3pm. Activities : Offerings of khata to Rinpoche, garland of flowers to Dorje Shugden and a new Tibetan butterlamp being offered on the altar. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
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Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
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Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
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Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
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Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
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Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
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Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
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On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
5 months ago
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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