Wonderful Kedah, Malaysia

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Famous for its endless paddy fields, Kedah is fondly known as the "rice bowl" of Malaysia

Famous for its endless paddy fields, Kedah is fondly known as the “rice bowl” of Malaysia

Kedah is a state in northwest Malaysia comprising of the world famous Langkawi Island and the mainland. In terms of population and size, Kedah is a moderate-sized state. Perhaps, that’s why much of the state still has a rural feel to it. Hence, for visitors, Kedah can effectively be grouped into two distinct sides of the same coin – the much talked about, much visited tropical archipelago of Langkawi and the more laid back, less visited mainland Kedah.

There is no gainsaying that Langkawi is the state’s leading destination. However, there is much more to Kedah than the legendary island of Pulau Langkawi and its surrounding islets. Mainland Kedah is historic in its own right and boasts of absolutely stunning natural attractions and fantastic local cuisines.

 

History

Kedah’s early history can be traced back to a Hindu-Buddhist monarchy that ruled ancient Kedah as early as 110 A.D., as evidence found at archaeological sites in the Bujang Valley suggests. The discovery of temples, iron smelting sites and jetty remains proves that ancient Kedah kingdoms had contact with south Indian Tamil kingdoms and that a well-established sea trade route was already in existence. Going by the archaeological evidence found in the Bujang Valley, ancient Kedah is, in effect, the oldest civilisation in the whole of Southeast Asia.

Artist's impression of trade in the Bujang Valley (Lembah Bujang)

Artist’s impression of trade in the Bujang Valley (Lembah Bujang)

Around the 7th and 8th centuries, Kedah became part of the powerful Malay state of Srivijaya which played a major role in the already established Indian maritime trade. This led to tensions with the Chola Empire throughout the 9th to 13th centuries. In the 11th century, a successful invasion was led by Virarajendra Chola of the Chola dynasty. By the late 11th century, Kedah was under Chola rule.

Kedah later fell to Siam until it was conquered by the Malay Sultanate in the 15th century. In the 17th century, Kedah suffered another attack, this time from the Portuguese after their successful takeover of Malacca. Kedah witnessed yet another invasion by the Siamese in 1821 even after the Sultan handed over Penang, which was still part of Kedah then, to the British for protection.

By 1896, Kedah along with Perlis and Setul were under the control of the Siamese as the province of Monthon Syburi until it was transferred to the British under the Anglo-Siamese treaty of 1909. During World War II, Kedah was invaded by Japan and handed to their Thai allies, who renamed it Syburi. However, the British regained control by the time the war ended. And by 1948, Kedah became part of the Federation of Malaya.

The present Kedah Sultanate began when the 9th Kedah Maharaja Derbar Raja embraced Islam and changed his name to Sultan Mudzafar Shah I. The Kedah monarchy is passed down from father to son and the late Sultan Abdul Halim, who passed away on 11th September 2017 was the 28th Sultan of Kedah. The 29th and current Sultan of Kedah is Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah.

 

Geography and Demographics

The state of Kedah covers over 9,000 square kilometres and is one of Malaysia’s border states – sharing an international boundary with the Songkhla and Yala provinces of Thailand. It also shares borders with the Malaysian states of Perlis to the north, Perak to the south, and Penang to the southwest. Its highest peak is Gunung Jerai, at 1,200 meters above sea level.

The 11 major districts in Kedah are Kota Setar, Baling, Kubang Pasu, Kuala Muda, Bandar Bharu, Kulim, Langkawi, Padang, Terap, Sik, Yan and Pendang. Its biggest cities are Sungai Petani and Alor Setar. Alor Setar, which is the state capital, is a vibrant city and epitomises the government’s industrialisation efforts in Kedah. Other major towns include Sungai Petani and Kulim on the mainland and Kuah on Langkawi Island.

The city of Alor Setar, the state capital of Kedah

The city of Alor Setar, the state capital of Kedah

According to data as recent as 2015, Kedah has a population of over two million people, making it the sixth most populous state in Malaysia. The population consists of three major ethnic groups – Malays (76%), Chinese (12.7%), and Indians (6.9%). The remaining 4.4% comprises primarily of non-Malaysians. About 77.2% of Kedahans are Muslims, while Buddhists and Hindus form 14.2% and 6.7% of the population respectively.

The major cities in Kedah, as well as their location and population, is summarised in the chart below:

Kedah Cities

 

Language

The official language of Malaysia is Bahasa Malaysia or Malay, and there are no fewer than 10 varieties spoken throughout Malaysia. The state of Kedah also has its own distinct variety of Malay known as Kedah Malay, which is widely spoken by the locals. In addition, Mandarin and other Chinese dialects are common among the Malaysian-Chinese of Kedah. Mandarin is also the language of instruction in Chinese vernacular schools. Visitors who may be more comfortable conversing in English have nothing to worry about – English is widely spoken in Kedah and, in fact, many Malaysians are conversant in English.

 

Economy

Dubbed Malaysia’s ‘rice bowl’, Kedah’s main source of income is agriculture. While mainland Kedah is chiefly responsible for Malaysia’s rice production, there are positive signs that the state government is attempting to diversify its economy into other areas. Kedah’s manufacturing industry is developing at an encouraging rate, with several industrial parks being built to sustain this growth. Another significant contributor to Kedah’s economy is the tourism industry, via numerous tourist attractions such as the world famous Langkawi Island.

Paddy farmers hard at work

Paddy farmers hard at work

 

Weather

Kedah is one of the coolest regions in Malaysia and enjoys a uniform temperature all year round between 21°C to 32°C. The weather can best be described as tropical, with high humidity particularly in the lowlands, which averages between 82-86% per annum. The best time to visit Kedah is from January to June when the weather is sunny and rainfall is low. The wet season runs from May to December and annual rainfall averages between 2,032mm to 2,540mm.

 

Places of Interest

 

1. Bujang Valley Archaeological Museum

The Bujang Valley Archaeological Museum serves as a reminder that Kedah was once a busy trading port and a bustling hub that propagated Hinduism and Buddhism in the region between the 3rd and 12th centuries. The archaeological site also gives visitors a glimpse of Bujang Valley’s historical past as the first port in Southeast Asia that functioned as an alternative route to the Silk Road that connected Chinese traders to the Far East by land.

Address: Lembah Bujang Archaeological Museum, 08400 Pekan Merbok, Kedah
Phone: +604 457 2005
Website: jmm.gov.my/en/museum/lembah-bujang-archaeological-museum
Admission Fees: Free
Opening Hours: 9.00am to 5.00 pm

Bujang Valley Archaeological Museum

The Bujang Valley Archaeological Museum is a reminder of the Hindu/Buddhist civilisation that once existed in Kedah.

 

2. Buddhist Hermitage Lunas

This Theravadan Buddhist meditation retreat centre in Lunas, Kedah is affiliated with the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. The architecture of the hermitage has both Chinese and Thai influences. It was built in 1990 by a monk who was conversant in English and Hokkien, and is under the patronage of one of the wives of Soon Ah Lee, the founder of Lunas. Meditation courses are offered here with live-in facilities available for both monastics and lay people.

Address: Lot 297, Kampung Seberang Sungai, 09600 Lunas, Kedah.
Phone: +6012 428 4811
Website: buddhisthermitagelunas.blogspot.my

Buddhist Hermitage Lunas

The main entrance of Buddhist Hermitage Lunas. Image credit: placestomeditate.wordpress.com

 

3. Wat Kalai (Big Buddha Temple)

Wat Kalai is Kedah’s famous Big Buddha Siamese Temple, built more than 200 years ago by Prak Nikcrodthamadtada. Sitting majestically at 21 metres tall, the Phra Buddha statue at Wat Kalai is an architectural masterpiece. Easily the biggest of its kind in the state, the Phra Buddha sits in meditation pose on a lotus, and the four concrete walls of its base are adorned with 64 smaller Phra Buddha statues.

Address: Kg. Kalai, Mk. Jeneri, Jeniang, 08700 Gurun, Kedah.
Phone: +604 464 4243

Wat Kalai

One of the highlights of Wat Kalai is the 21-metre tall Phra Buddha statue

 

4. Gunung Jerai

Gunung Jerai (Mount Jerai) is Kedah’s highest peak towering 1,175 metres (3,854 feet) above sea level. This massive limestone mountain is believed to have previously been an island called Pulau Serai before the sea levels receded, resulting in what we know as Gunung Jerai today. During the time when Kedah was a major trading port, this mountain was a beacon for seafarers. Like all mountains, Gunung Jerai has its fair share of stories and myths.

Gunung Jerai

Gunung Jerai. Image credit: kedahkekl.blogspot.my

This sacred mountain used to be the kingdom of the infamous Raja Bersiong. According to Malay legend, Raja Bersiong was a king who developed a taste for human blood after his cook accidentally cut her finger and a drop of her blood fell into his food. In recent times, archaeologists have unearthed the ‘Temple of the Ninth Water Pool‘, believed to be the private pool of the bloodthirsty Raja Bersiong.

 

5. Air Terjun Puteri Mandi

Puteri Mandi Waterfall

Air Terjun Puteri Mandi, the most beautiful waterfall in Kedah

Hailed as the most beautiful waterfall in Kedah, Air Terjun Puteri Mandi (or Bathing Princess Waterfall) is located at the foot of Gunung Jerai, more specifically in Hutan Lipur Titi Hayun, which is a recreational forest in Yan, Kedah.

Some trekking is required to access the waterfall and depending on the trekker’s level of fitness, the trek can take as little as 40 minutes.

 

6. Wat Nikrodharam

Wat Nikrodharam is an important religious and architectural landmark in Kedah. This Siamese temple was built in 1968 with Thai and Chinese elements brilliantly fused together, and is decorated with images of nagas and garudas, Thai Buddhist icons, Chinese motifs and roof finials called lamyong. The main temple is in the centre of Jalan Telok Wanjah and Jalan Stadium.

Address: Wanjah, Jalan Stadium, 05200 Alor Setar, Kedah.
Phone: +604 731 1624

Wat Nikrodharam

Wat Nikrodharam is a Thai Buddhist temple infused with some Chinese elements, resulting in a stunning place of worship for local Buddhists and foreign visitors. Image credit: integratedinfo.com.my

 

7. Langkawi Geological Park

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On 1st June 2007, Langkawi Geopark was awarded the status of Global Geopark by UNESCO, making it the first UNESCO Geopark in Southeast Asia. According to UNESCO, this geopark was ‘endorsed for its natural beauty, ecological harmony and archaeological, geological and cultural significance.’ Noted for its stunning rock formations, lush tropical forests, natural mangroves, sea caves, caves with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites, diverse wildlife and waterfalls, there is so much to explore at just this geopark alone.

There are over 90 geo-sites found in the Langkawi area but three notable ones make up the Langkawi Geopark, each with its own distinctive geological significance:

  1. Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
  2. Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park
  3. Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park

Address: Kompleks LADA, Jalan Persiaran Putra, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
Phone: +604 960 0600
Website: naturallylangkawi.my
Opening Hours:

  • Sunday to Wednesday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Thursday: 9.00am to 3.30pm
  • Friday and Saturday: Closed

 

8. Paddy Museum

The Paddy Museum is perhaps Kedah’s most symbolic tourist attraction as it embodies the country’s staple food – rice. The Paddy Museum is located near Gunung Keriang, also known as Crystal Mountain, and is Malaysia’s first Paddy Museum.

Paddy Museum

The Paddy Museum’s roof is inspired by harvested paddy stalks. Image credit: myphotojourney.co.uk

Its design is unique and one of the first things you’ll notice is how the rooftop is inspired by bushels of harvested rice stalks. You will also find rice-inspired designs in its gates, fences, walls, staircases, floors, and so forth.

Covering over 12,000 square metres over three floors, this museum showcases how rice is cultivated, displays different types of rice, and features tools and equipment used in rice cultivation throughout the ages.

Address: Lot 798 Jalan Gunung Keriang, 06570 Alor Setar, Kedah.
Phone: +604 735 1315
Opening Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm, closed from 12.30pm to 2.30pm on Fridays.
Admission Fees: RM3 (adults), RM1 (children aged 7 – 12), RM2 (cameras)

 

9. Pulau Payar Marine Park

Just an hour’s boat ride from Langkawi is the best marine park on Malaysia’s west coast. This pristine, uninhabited marine park consists of several islands, the largest of which is Pulau Payar.

Those who enjoy marine adventures will find Pulau Payar Marine Park worth a full day visit. Aside from fun activities like swimming, snorkelling, diving and boat rides, the Park also has an underwater observation chamber where visitors can get up close and personal with endangered marine creatures.

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Pulau Payar Marine Park comes highly recommended as this uninhabited island retains its natural beauty, on land and underwater.

Diving is one of the major activities visitors look forward to while at the Park, and the Coral Garden is one of the top dive spots. Before booking a dive or snorkel session, it is best to check with dive operators on visibility conditions as water clarity varies. The park also has facilities such as picnic tables, BBQ pits, gazebos and restrooms at strategic locations all over the island.

Phone: +604 966 7789/5271 (Langkawi Tourist Information Centre)
Website: naturallylangkawi.my/portfolio/pulau-payar-marine-park

 

10. Langkawi SkyCab

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One of the best ways to see Langkawi Island in all its glory is with a bird’s eye view from Langkawi SkyCab, the world’s steepest cable car ride. No matter how much you explore Langkawi Island by foot, boat or bike, there is nothing like viewing it from above — the scenery is simply mesmerising. As an added bonus, the cable car brings you right to the top of Gunung Machinchang, where the air is fresh and photo opportunities are aplenty.

Visitors can choose from normal gondolas that seat six to glass-bottomed and VIP gondolas. Glass-bottomed gondolas are not for the faint-hearted but if you are not afraid of heights, it is truly an exhilarating experience. The Langkawi SkyCab is closed for maintenance from 1st to 13th April each year. It is recommended to check the operating schedule ahead of time. Tickets for the Langkawi SkyCab also include admission to the SkyDome and SkyRex.

Address: Panorama Langkawi Cable Car Station, Oriental Village, Burau Bay, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
Phone: +604 959 4225/1225
Website: panoramalangkawi.com

 

11. Langkawi SkyBridge

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Not to be missed is the World’s Longest Free Span and Curved Bridge, also known as the Langkawi SkyBridge. Spanning over 125 metres in length, the SkyBridge is 100 metres above ground level. Unlike a straight bridge, this curved bridge offers stunning views as the perspective changes as one walks along it. It is located at the top of Gunung Machinchang, only accessible via the Langkawi SkyCab.

Address: Panorama Langkawi Cable Car Station, Oriental Village, Burau Bay, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
Phone: +604 959 4225/1225
Website: panoramalangkawi.com
Admission Fees: RM5 (Adults), RM3 (Children)

 

12. Temurun Waterfalls

With so many gorgeous beaches in Langkawi, not many know of the stunning waterfalls this island has to offer, such as the Temurun Falls. Located in Gunung Forest Reserve, northwest off the main island, this waterfall features a drop from a height of 200 meters. The best time to visit is during the rainy season at the end of the year when the waterfall is bursting with life. During the dry season, the waterfall is slow and shallow.

Temurun Waterfall

Temurun Waterfalls. Image credit: langkawi-info.com

 

13. Tasik Dayang Bunting

About 20 km from Kuah town is the legendary lake, Tasik Dayang Bunting. According to the legend, this freshwater lake was the favourite bathing pool of a beautiful celestial princess, Mambang Sari. A prince by the name of Mat Teja was so smitten by her beauty that he decided to marry her. However, the princess rejected his proposal.

Tasik Dayang Bunting

Tasik Dayang Bunting is located at Pulau Dayang Bunting. Image credit: danaubesar.com

Undaunted, Mat Teja then sought the advice of a local shaman who told him to wash his face with the tears of a mermaid princess. True to the shaman’s advice, after washing his face with the mermaid’s tears, Mambang Sari had a change of heart and they were both married. Their union resulted in a child but sadly, their baby did not live past seven days. The death of her beloved child left Mambang Sari broken hearted. The grieving distraught princess left her child’s body in the lake and returned to her heavenly home. Locals believe that any woman who wishes for a child will be endowed with one after bathing in this mystical lake.

 

14. Zahir Mosque

Zahir Mosque or Masjid Zahir in Malay is one of the oldest and grandest mosques in Malaysia. This state mosque was built in 1912 by the then ruler of Kedah, Sultan Muhammad Jiwa Zainal Abidin II, who was inspired by the Azizi Mosque in Northern Sumatra. This iconic landmark has five black domes symbolising The Five Pillars of Islam – Shahada (faith), Salat (prayer), Zakat (charity), Sawm (fasting) and Haj (pilgrimage to Mecca).

Zahir Mosque was voted one of the “Top 30 Most Beautiful Mosques in the World” and is also the venue of the annual Quran reading competition.

Address: Jalan Kampung Perak, Bandar Alor Setar, 05150 Alor Setar, Kedah.
Phone: +604 733 3288

Zahir Mosque

Zahir Mosque is one of the top 30 most beautiful mosques in the world. Image credit: english.astroawani.com

 

15. Wat Charok Padang

Wat Charok Padang

Wat Charok Padang’s iconic 9-metre-tall “bottle”. Image credit: cforum1.cari.com.my

Built in 1999, this unique Thai temple in Sik, Kedah holds the record for being the first glass bottle Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Inspired by the Temple of Million Bottles in Sisaket, Thailand, Wat Charok Padang is made from 100,000 recycled glass bottles. People of all races from the nearby villages helped to build this temple by donating their unused bottles.

Within the temple compound is its iconic 9-metre tall glass bottle with a special area at its base that can fit one car. Cars are driven through this giant glass bottle in a ritual to “wash away all bad luck”. The temple also has 92 bells that are used during prayers and rituals.

Address: Kampung Charok Padang, 08210 Sik, Kedah
Phone: +604-469 5616

 

16. Mahsuri’s Tomb

Kedah’s Langkawi Island is particularly fascinating due to its rich history and many legends. One of the most popular legends is that of Mahsuri, who lived during the time of the Siamese invasion of Kedah. This stunning beauty was the object of much admiration; however, many were also jealous of her beauty and grace including her own mother-in-law, who accused her of adultery when Mahsuri’s husband, Wan Darus, was away battling the Siamese invaders.

Mahsuri defended her innocence but was “found guilty” by the villagers who tied her to a stake. She was then given a death sentence. However, strangely, none of the spears, knives or daggers could pierce her body. Mahsuri finally revealed that she could only be killed by her family’s heirloom keris or Malay ceremonial dagger. When her family’s keris pierced her body, white blood flowed from her wounds, indicating that she was indeed innocent.

Mahsuri’s Tomb

Mahsuri’s Tomb is one of the hottest tourist destinations in Langkawi due to the legend of Mahsuri. Image credit: langkawi-info.com

With her dying breath, Mahsuri cursed Langkawi — it would be plagued by misfortune for seven generations. True enough, after her death, Langkawi was invaded by the Siamese and to prevent the invaders from advancing, the islanders burnt their rice fields to the ground and poisoned their wells. To this day, visitors to Padang Masirat can still see traces of burnt rice especially after heavy rainfall.

Locals believe that if you dip your hand into the well that is within the vicinity of Mahsuri’s Tomb or Makam Mahsuri, you too will be blessed with great beauty.

Address: Kampung Mawat, Mukim Ulu Melaka, Langkawi, Kedah.
Opening Hours: 8.00am to 6.00pm

 

17. Langkawi Mangroves

A trip to Langkawi Mangroves is truly special. Visitors don’t just get to sight-see, but will also learn more about the forest mangrove. The mangrove forest covers an area of 1310 hectares and extends to the riverbanks. The scenery is some of the best you’ll come across in Kedah. If you travel with children, this is an excellent educational yet fun opportunity. The young ones will get to experience the ecosystem first hand and gain useful knowledge to take back home.

Mangroves

Help Langkawi Mangroves thrive by signing up for a tree planting activity like this one.

 

18. Wat Koh Wanararm

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Wat Koh Wanararm’s large outdoor Guan Yin is carved out of the limestone hill behind the temple. Image credit: travel2langkawi.wordpress.com

Located outside Kuah town in Langkawi is Wat Koh Wanararm, famed for its large statue of Guan Yin (the Goddess of Mercy or Chenrezig to Tibetan Buddhists), carved out of the limestone mountain behind this Siamese temple.

There are eight stupas within the temple grounds with names such as Stupa of Many Doors, Stupa of Enlightenment and so forth. Visitors can also relax in the landscaped garden with its pagodas, prayer wheels, fishpond and Buddha statues.

This temple is also commonly known as Luang Por Khun or Luang Phor Khoon temple, named after its founder, a famous Thai monk.

Address: Bukit Putih – Jalan Air Hangat, Kuah, Langkawi, Kedah.
Phone: +604 967 1917

 

19. Atma Alam Batik Art Village

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Batik painting workshops are popular with visitors. Make sure you book ahead. Image credit: atmaalam.com

Located near Padang Masirat, Atma Alam Batik Art Village is the birthplace of Langkawi’s handmade batik. Founded by Aza Osman and Roshadah Yusof, this is the original batik village featuring a batik workshop, showroom, art gallery and handicraft section with high quality local products at affordable prices.

Endorsed by the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage, this is a good place for visitors to experience firsthand what batik is all about. Individuals and groups who would like to try their hand at batik painting can make an appointment with the management.

Address: Padang Mat Sirat, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
Phone: +6019 387 1227
Website: atmaalam.com
Opening hours: 10.00am to 6.00pm daily

 

20. Tanjung Rhu Beach

No visit to Kedah is complete without a visit to the beach. While Pantai Cenang (Cenang Beach) is the most popular on Langkawi Island, Tanjung Rhu is the perfect spot for a relaxing holiday away from the crowds. Located northeast of Langkawi, Tanjung Rhu is secluded and offers powder-fine sandy beaches and shallow emerald waters which are great for swimming. Known for its stunning sunsets, Tanjung Rhu is also hailed as one of the most romantic beaches in Malaysia.

Website: langkawi-online.com/tanjung-rhu-beach-langkawi

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With sunsets as spectacular as this one, it is no wonder that Tanjung Rhu is rated as one of the most romantic beaches in Malaysia. Image credit: livingnomads.com

 

Must-Try Kedah Delicacies

The cultural diversity of Malaysia means that visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to local cuisine. Food is an important part of what makes Kedah different from any other state in Malaysia. So what better way to taste Kedah culture than through its local delicacies?

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Apart from traditional Kedah treats, you’ll also find multicultural cuisines including Thai, Chinese, Indian and Japanese dishes served in Kedah’s numerous hotels and restaurants. The ubiquitous Tom Yam Soup is particularly popular since Kedah is so close to the Thai border. Sushi and dim sum are also popular choices with visitors and you can even find Italian and German dishes served in restaurants across Kedah.

 

Laksa Kedah

For a region so connected with rice, it is no surprise that rice is the principal food in Kedah. But variety is the spice of life and so the Laksa Utara is a dish of rice noodles heavily flavoured with fish and spices, with cucumber and onion garnishes and topped with local herbs such as daun kesum and sour asam (tamarind). What makes this dish particularly special is the fresh mackerel from the fishing villages along the coast of Kedah.

Laksa Kedah

Laksa Kedah is essentially rice noodles served with spicy broth made with spices and fish. Image credit: enyabdullah.com.

 

Nasi Ulam

Another delicacy not to be missed is Nasi Ulam. This special rice dish is typically served during the fasting month of Ramadan. It is made from cold steamed rice mixed with thinly sliced fresh raw herbs, bird’s eye chillies, shallots, lemongrass, dried shrimp and cucumber. The herbs used to flavour this dish include ginger flowers, turmeric leaves, kaffir lime leaves, mint and basil. It is usually served with a gravy made with lime juice and palm sugar.

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Nasi Ulam is a healthy rice salad made from many different types of fresh raw vegetables and herbs. Image credit: mediasosialkini.blogspot.my

 

Pulut Inti

Yet another rice delicacy is Pulut Inti which is made from glutinous rice. The sweet and sticky rice is usually paired with mango, durian or banana. However, there is also a savoury version of Pulut Inti which is eaten with sambal or chilli sauce.

Pulut Inti

Savoury Pulut Inti with sambal. Image credit: enyabdullah.com

 

Kuih Karas

Made from rice, flour, coconut cream and sugar, Kuih Karas is a favourite dessert of Kedahans. This crispy confection is available at markets or food stalls throughout the state and is best savoured with a cup of local coffee.

Kuih Karas

Kuih Karas is a crispy sweet dessert that is easily available in Kedah. Image credit: kedaikampong.blogspot.my

 

Fried Porridge

Known as “char moay” in the Hokkien dialect, this flavourful savoury porridge is made with many ingredients including minced meat, cuttlefish, prawns, salted meat, dark soy sauce and garnished with spring onions. This dark brown congee may not be the most visually appealing dish but those who have tasted it find it so flavourful that they have no trouble going back for seconds.

Fried Porridge

Fried Porridge may not be visually appealing but definitely makes up for it in the flavour department. Image credit: nuttyeve9.blogspot.my

 

Gulai Nangka

This unique local delicacy is actually young jackfruit cooked in a spiced coconut milk gravy flavoured with chillies, shallots, turmeric and lemongrass. It is best eaten with steamed rice and a side of sambal.

Gulai Nangka

This unique dish made from young jackfruit simmered in spiced coconut gravy is a favourite of Kedahans. Image credit: csuraya.blogspot.my

 

References

  • http://www.malaysia.travel/
  • https://naturallylangkawi.my/
  • https://integratedinfo.com.my/places-of-worship-kedah/
  • http://www.langkawi-info.com/
  • http://www.wonderfulmalaysia.com/
  • http://www.atmaalam.com/
  • http://www.panoramalangkawi.com/

 

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  1. sarassitham on Jun 11, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Thank you for the interesting article and deep discovering of the beautiful mother nature of Kedah. Besides the historical site, the largest producer of rice in Malaysia, Kedah is a land of peace and tranquility.

    The wonderful Kedah holds the most famous attractions in Langkawi Island, the sandy beaches to green forest parks and virgin rainforest on highlands. Kedah too is a great place for a good taste of northern Malaysian culture and the best relaxing vacation destination for nature lovers and the family.

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  2. S.Prathap on Jul 11, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Interesting and nice write up about Kedah .There is no gainsaying that Langkawi is leading destination.However there is much more to Kedah than the legendary island.

    There are a lot of places that we can visit like Buddhist Hermitage Lunas, Bujang Valley Archaeological Museum,Gunung Jerai and many more.This article will help us to plan a wonderful holiday to Kedah.

    Thanks for the article.

  3. Sofi on Sep 14, 2018 at 3:03 am

    Thank you Sharon for this informative article on Kedah. As with many (I think), we transited Mainland Kedah on our way to Langkawi island. While waiting for the ferry boat to Pulau Langkawi, we grabbed a bite at the road side wooden stalls. The rice with lemak was delicious. I must say Kedah looks so lovely when the padi fields were filled with green rice stalks, seas of emerald green. Pulau Langkawi was, of course our destination and it was a slow ferry ride across the straits. On the island, we visited the many places mentioned here. Nostalgia… ?I do love the Kuan Yin carved into the limestone. So beautifully regal.

  4. Wai Meng Wan on Aug 27, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Really liked that they built a Buddhist temple using glass bottles. Glass is one of those items that can be recycled hundreds of times. The abundance of silica found in sand and the cheapness of how glass can be made is an advantage and a curse as well. Due to glass not fetching much money, and no legislation to force people to recycle glass and plastic, many people dump glass all over. I was in Langkawi almost 20 years ago, then all were students who just completed our A levels.

  5. Pastor Adeline on Jul 28, 2018 at 2:37 am

    Nice short video of a new LED signage reminding us of who we can go to for blessings in case of need: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBwrkaKUoH0

  6. Joy Kam on Jul 26, 2018 at 2:16 am

    Listening to the chanting of sacred words, melodies, mantras, sutras and prayers has a very powerful healing effect on our outer and inner environments. It clears the chakras, spiritual toxins, the paths where our ‘chi’ travels within our bodies for health as well as for clearing the mind. It is soothing and relaxing but at the same time invigorates us with positive energy. The sacred sounds invite positive beings to inhabit our environment, expels negative beings and brings the sound of growth to the land, animals, water and plants. Sacred chants bless all living beings on our land as well as inanimate objects. Do download and play while in traffic to relax, when you are about to sleep, during meditation, during stress or just anytime. Great to play for animals and children. Share with friends the blessing of a full Dorje Shugden puja performed at Kechara Forest Retreat by our puja department for the benefit of others. Tsem Rinpoche

    Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbzgskLKxT8&t=5821s

  7. Samfoonheei on Jul 17, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Great post for many to have a better understanding of our own Malaysian land…..state of Kedah. Many of us are not aware of the beauty of Kedah. I have been twice there yet still could not cover all corners as it is a vast State. Yes ..its definitely a place to visit this ‘ Rice bowl of Malaysia’ which was sometimes called. Visited the mainland and Langkawi Island which has plenty to offer to locals as well as foreigner. The many places of interests are fantastic which has a historical stories and legends behind it. I have visited those common places like … Paddy Museum, Pulau Payar Marine Park, Tasik Dayang Bunting , Mahsuri’s Tomb and so forth to name a few.
    Visitors to Kedah must try their delicacies which are different from those other states of Malaysia.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Sharon Ong for this sharing .

  8. Anne Ong on Jul 15, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Interesting article on Kedah. Love knowing more about the historical sites ,cultural and traditional foods which i wish to have a chance to try them out. Didn’t know Kedah is so beautiful and interesting. Thank you Rinpoche and Sharon for this great write up???

  9. Alice Tay on Jul 13, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    This post brought me back to my days in the university’s time. During 3 years studied in Kedah, I have tried all the foods as stated in the post except fried porridge. At that time, most of my friends are Malays (born in Kedah) and therefore the Buddhism temples such as Buddhist Hermitage Lunas, Wat Kalai etc. are not in our list for visit.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Sharon sharing this interesting post of Kedah. Hope I get the chance to visit Kedah again especially Wat Kalai that built more than 200 years ago by Prak Nikcrodthamadtada.

  10. Lin Mun on Jul 8, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Interesting article on Kedah. I only know Kedah as the state in Malaysia that produce most rice and that’s all. Never thought that Kedah is the oldest civilisation in the whole of Southeast Asia and has close relationship on the Hinduism and Buddhism grow in that state.

    Interesting to learn that there are so many Buddhism temples around and some with Thai Buddhism influence. Thank you Sharon for sharing this article.

    • Sharon Ong on Jul 9, 2018 at 12:53 am

      Hi, Lin Mun

      I didn’t know that there were so many beautiful temples before this. I find the Wat Charok Padang, made from bottles really unique and interesting. 🙂

  11. Asyley chia on Jul 8, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Kedah is a paddy started and full of green state
    Thank you Sharon for the beautiful interested information.

    • Sharon Ong on Jul 9, 2018 at 12:49 am

      Hi, Asyley

      Kedah has some really interesting food too! 😉

  12. Datuk May on Jul 8, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Hi Sharon, it is also interesting to note that 2 of Malaysia’s prime ministers hail from Kedah. They are:

    The founding father of Malaysia and first prime minister, Tengku Abdul Rahman and our 4th and 7th Prime Minister, Tun Mahathir. Hope I am correct.

    Thank you for such a informative and interesting read.

    • Sharon Ong on Jul 9, 2018 at 12:48 am

      Hi, Datuk May

      You are right! Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Tun M are both Kedahans. Thank you for penning your comments. Really appreciate it! 🙂

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  • 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
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    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
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Wow….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. Its such a meaningful and beautiful gift.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:09 PM
    For thousands of years a mystical paradise land hidden within the Himalayan Mountains called Shambhala also known by many names. For many generations, people have attempted to search for this paradise land of spiritual evolution.According to the legend, Shambhala is a place of peace and happiness. The existence of Shambhala is mentioned in the old scripture. There are many legends associated with the location of Shambhala. There are many great meditators that have travelled astrally to this beautiful paradise place sharing and describe their experiences. Reading through this interesting article again and again to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-mythical-land-of-shambhala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:07 PM
    Cham Dance is the traditional dance of Tibetans. It involves a series of masked dances, which are usually performed by monks and laymen, wearing colourful costumes. These dances are vibrant and lively and are performed during annual festivals. Dorje Shugden Cham dance is one of them, is said to have originated in the Himalayan range and by far the date and year are kept as a treasured secret to this date. The Dorje Shugden cham dance is rare but not an obscure lineage; there are certain monasteries in Tibet who have practised this dance for hundreds of years. Dorje Shugden Cham dance is a colourful and impressive performance, performed by Buddhist monks who practiced Dorje Shugden. The Cham dance is very powerful and through the dance which depicts the truth of Dorje Shugden.There are a few variations of accounts on the history and the lineage of Dorje Shugden, written by various attained lamas in the last 350 years. Collected works on Dorje Shugden written by His H H Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche considered the most accurate account. As describes clearly how Dorje Shugden for many lifetimes had manifested high level Mahasiddhas. Dorje Shugden and his entourage of thirty-two deities are all depicted in the Cham dance as a World Peace Protector. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/dorje-shugden-cham-dance-in-nyemo-gyelche-monastery-tibet.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:08 PM
    Momo is a dumpling made of all-purpose flour and filled with either meat or vegetables. Inspired by Tibetan dumplings, the dish is a very popular Nepali street food. It is one of my favourite foods. Last year while in Kathmandu I am fortunate given the opportunity to learn and made vegetarian Momos.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing as it reminds me of trip there visiting some of the Holiest sites and trying my hand making momos then.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/making-nepalese-momos.html

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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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
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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
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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
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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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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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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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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.
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.
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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
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.
4 months ago
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
4 months ago
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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.
4 months ago
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.
4 months ago
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)
4 months ago
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)
4 months ago
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)
4 months ago
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)
4 months ago
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
5 months ago
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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