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This Tuesday, 22 August 2017 marked the first day of the 7th month of the Chinese lunar calendar. The 7th month is the hungry ghost festival months. When going around Malaysia, you would see stages being set up with singing till late at night as well as food being sold. In the past, the stages [...]

UPDATE: Activities for July to December 2017 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. 8 July 2017 (Saturday) Asalha Puja Day 9 July [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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), [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

In the hustle and bustle of one of Kuala Lumpur's busiest road, Jalan Ampang, one can find peace and quiet the moment one steps into this temple in Jalan Ampang. If you come during lunch hours on weekdays, you can get delicious vegetarian food. Name of the temple: Dharma Realm Guan Yin Sagely Monastery 161, [...]