During the recent Hari Raya break, we decided to go for a short road trip to Jenjarom. We have heard of the Fu Guang Shan Dong Zhen Buddhist Temple (also known as FGS Dong Zhen Monastery) for a while but have yet to visit it. Since the road should be pretty clear on the first day of Raya, we went to check it out.
The drive was pretty ok and hubs used Waze to guide us and we were surprised that we got to use the new highway. Forgot the name of it now. We reached Jenjarom in less than an hour. Below are some photos taken on that day.
The garden at the compound of the temple. Looks like mini Gardens by the Bay.
Missy praying inside the main shrine hall where a big Buddha statue is.
Water fountain at the compound. This whole place is so serene.
This is the founder of Fu Guang Shan Dong Zhen Temple
Love the lush green garden and the beautiful landscape in this temple.
Divided into several complexes, visitors would first see a museum followed by the main shrine hall, tea house, art gallery, Chinese calligraphy studio and their newly opened shrine which houses Buddha’s relics.
Their dining area, known as Dong Zen Temple Water Drop Teahouse, serves their specialty — the Buddha Noodle which is made with soya bean and mild vegetarian broth topped with slices of mushrooms.
This temple was built in 1994 and is a famous tourist attraction. It has a few complexes which consist of a museum, main shrine hall, art gallery and tea house. Unfortunately, we did not see the teahouse which serves their specialty – Buddha noodle which is made with soya bean and mild vegetarian broth.
Dong Zen Temple is famous for its different theme during each Chinese New Year celebration. Perhaps we should make another trip there during next Chinese New Year.
Sorry for not updating my blog. Things got real busy at home and work. Just want to post about missy teeth which fell out within a few days of each other. She was pretty cool about it this time because there weren’t much blood, unlike the one time which made us all panicky. The bleeding didn’t stop during that time and we couldn’t find a dentist in the evening. We finally drove to the A&E at Assunta hospital and the nurse just pulled out her tooth and stopped the bleeding. It’s funny about this incident now but at that time, hubs and I were nervous.
So this time, she has two teeth in the tooth fairy box and waited for her to make appearance. Yes, my kid still believes in Toothfairy and I enjoy keeping the tradition alive. She has her doubts actually and kept asking me if I am the Toothfairy but I told her no. I am sure that she will find out the truth when the time comes *sprinkling some fairy dust*. Ok, back to her teeth. Toothfairy did not turn up….like for 5 days! Gosh, she was too tired and busy to drop by and missy was kinda upset. She was hoping to get some cash from Ms. Toothfairy so that she can put the money aside for something.
Finally, toothfairy came 2 nights ago and left RM5. Missy was all smiles again and wondered why she got RM5 instead of RM10 since there were 2 teeth in the box. Kids!
So happy to read this news today. Ipoh is ranked No. 6 in the List of Asia’s Top Destination for 2016. No other cities in Malaysia is in this list. Amazeballs right? So proud of my charming hometown.
“Around 200 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur, the former British colonial city is now a foodie destination where local street food and boutique cafes abound.”
Check out the article – https://www.lonelyplanet.com/best-in-asia.
A beautiful scene captured at the Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
It’s back to the school again today. Kids were off the whole of last week for Hari Raya celebration. So what did you do during the holidays? We went for a road trip on the first day of Raya which is about an hour’s drive from KL. Will share more about that later.
After we were back from our road trip, we wanted to go to FRIM for some outdoor fun. However, hubs missed a turn on the road and had to make a U-turn at Jalan Ipoh. Then after the U-turn, we passed by Kepong Metropolitan Park, so we decided to check out this place. It turned out to be a very nice outing for us. This park is pretty big and there are so many activities going on. Some people were kite-flying, roller-blading, walking, cycling, fishing and running. We didn’t bring bicycles with us so missy went running with me. She rented a bike for cycling later. Bike rental is RM10 for an hour or RM5 for half an hour.
We enjoyed the park so much that we went back yesterday morning. This time missy brought her bike. She cycled alongside me while I went running. Hubs went walking at another area in the park.
Getting some morning sun
Lovely view. I ran around this lake. We will be going to this park more often eventhough it is quite a long drive from our home.
It was my dad’s birthday last week and my family celebrated it by having a dinner at Noble Mansion in Jaya 33. Dad is 73 years old but of course he looks younger than his age as he loves to dye his hair black *chuckle*
It was my first time at this restaurant. Food was ok, nothing outstanding. The best dish was the braised noodle.
We had the four season tray which has 4 different food, Peking duck, Portugal suckling pig, scallop with truffles, braised noodles and stir-fried asparagus with mushrooms.
My sister ordered a durian birthday cake for my dad from Eastin Hotel. Then I did a funny sign to put on the cake since we are only getting 2 candles for this cake. Everyone had a good laugh.
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Missy is having her mid-term exam right now. The exam started last week and ends this Friday. That is the reason why we did not go anywhere during the 2-week school holiday break recently as exam is looming around the corner. Well, she did spend a few nights with her aunts and they brought her to the malls and she got to eat her favourite food. She loves spending time with her aunts because she gets to do everything she wants. Yes, her aunts spoil her to the max.
So during the weekend, we got her to go cycling to release some exam stress. Actually she didn’t look stress up and it’s only me I guess. We had some fun bringing Buffy out for a walk while she cycled.
They love each other to bits
This weekend is Father’s Day and have you any plans for your dad? Hubs wants pizza and we are celebrating my dad’s birthday together with father’s day celebration next week. Below is heartwarming Tesco Father’s Day video. Grab your tissues everyone!