Kwan Inn Teng 观音亭 Temple in Petaling Jaya Old Town

Kwan Inn Teng (Guan Yin Teng) located in PJ Old Town is quite a well known Buddhist temple. The temple is clean and well maintained. It felt peaceful to visit and pay respect at the temple. Below is the shrine hall. In the shrine hall, there are a number of books published by PJ Kwan [...]

Buddhist activities/ program at Wat Chetawan, Petaling Jaya (Thai Buddhist temple)

UPDATE: Activities for 2018 have been updated (please refer to below) Wat Chetawan(วัดพุทธไทยเชตวัน)  is a temple located at Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya. The temple has many activities- there is daily morning Pali chanting (6.30am) and evening chanting (7pm) at the main shrine hall. Here are the upcoming activities that have been arranged from 2018: Please [...]

Songkran (Thai New Year) at Wat Chetawan

Every year, Wat Chetawan at Jalan Gasing  Petaling Jaya allow visitors to celebrate Songkran -the Thai New Year at the vicinity of the temple. It would start after lunch on Sunday, 14 April 2013. Generally the temple itself does not formally hold such event. That is why it is not part of its listed activities. [...]

Buddhist Maha Vihara in Kuala Lumpur- shrine hall

On almost anytime of the day, you would see people sitting and meditating in the shrine hall or the Pagoda in Buddhist Maha Vihara in Brickfields.  Whenever I sit down and close my eyes there, my mind calm down easily- no matter how stressed, sad or agitated I am. Usually if I can, I would [...]

Poh Lum Buddhist Temple in Jalan Gasing

There is a Buddhist nunnery located at Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya: Poh Lum Fatt Yuen (Buddhist Temple) 1, Jalan Lembah 5/2 off Jalan Gasing 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor The temple has been around from as young as I can remember. Usually during major Buddhist festivals like Wesak day, Guan Yin day (4 times a year), [...]

Songkran Festival Celebrations in Malaysia

Today is the Thai New Year (Songkran สงกรานต์) festival. In Malaysia, the festival is also celebrated by the Thai community and locals. If you are staying in Klang Valley- ie Selangor and Kuala Lumpur area, head on to Wat Chetawan this Sunday 17 April 2011 from 2.30pm onwards- and bring extra sets of clothes in your [...]

Ching Swee Temple in Genting Highlands

I have always known that there is a temple on the way up to Genting Highlands but I have no idea that the temple is so beautiful. How to get to the temple: 1. When you reach Genting Highlands, there is a periodical feeder bus that takes people from the entrance of Highlands hotel to [...]