We Went To A Taoist Medium In Selayang

Despite being Buddhist, my family has never been devout. We have an altar at home dedicated to Guanyin (the Goddess of Mercy), and make offerings at temples during religious occasions – but they mostly stem from tradition, because these were practices handed down by our ancestors. Lately, my mother has become increasingly spiritual. She is going through a hard time, what with old age, illness, … Continue reading We Went To A Taoist Medium In Selayang

Oldest Taoist Temple in Singapore – Thian Hock Keng, Chinatown, Singapore

Singapore has a significant Chinese population (74%). Long ago, when the first Chinese immigrants arrived on the island republic with nothing to their names but hopes and dreams, Chinatown was the epicentre of everything. Today, it spans several blocks within the Outram district and houses numerous heritgae sites and old buildings – an important reminder of the country’s culture and history. For our Chinatown Tour, … Continue reading Oldest Taoist Temple in Singapore – Thian Hock Keng, Chinatown, Singapore

Journey to Enlightenment @ Chin Swee Cave Temple, Genting

TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains images that may be disturbing for some. Reader discretion is advised.  ….I don’t know, they always put that on TV shows. Anyway, if you’re the easily offended kind, here is a nice picture of flowers, and you can safely proceed to the X button. If not, read on. I blogged about visiting the Chin Swee Cave Temple in Genting in … Continue reading Journey to Enlightenment @ Chin Swee Cave Temple, Genting

Dusk to Dawn: Chin Swee Cave Temples, Genting

Hi guys! We’re at Genting Highlands, a mountain retreat that houses the only casino in Malaysia, at 6,000 ft above sea level. While most people would opt for resort hotels and apartments at the top of the hill, the fam and I went for a tranquil, less crowded option, away from all the entertainment. Just a 10min drive downhill, the Chin Swee Cave Temple is … Continue reading Dusk to Dawn: Chin Swee Cave Temples, Genting

Thean Hou Temple, Kuala Lumpur

  One of the most popular (and most beautiful!) Chinese temples in Kuala Lumpur is Thean Hou Temple, dedicated to the Heavenly Mother or Thean Hou Mo. Built in the 1980s, the sprawling complex is still well kept – with arching orange roofs topped with dragons and phoenixes, whitewashed walls and quaint side gardens. I’ve been here a couple of times, and the place is … Continue reading Thean Hou Temple, Kuala Lumpur