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How many of you do actually come up here and pray? In Penang is not only famous for food as Kek Lok Si Temple is also one of the main tourist attraction when you visit Penang. One of the reason that you should visit this place as its one of the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia.

Back to the history of how it was build as the construction of the temple began in 1890 and was inspired by the chief monk of the Goddess of Mercy Temple at Pitt Street. With the support of the consular representative of China in Penang, the project received the sanction of the Emperor Guangxu, who bestowed a tablet and gift of 70,000 volumes of the Imperial Edition of the Buddhist Sutras. (source from wikipedia)

As the temple is still growing and expending, as below is the new section of the temple that building the new bronze Guan Yin statue was purely donations from visitors around the world that have visited this place.

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Besides the standing tall statue, every year during Chinese New Year, the whole temple is transform to temple of light that every corner and edge is well light up that make it so obvious to be miss if you are driving around as this temple is sitting at mid hill. During CNY, the temple had attracted many tourist from all around the region to flock at this place as it is only light up during 1 week before through 1 week after CNY.

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Of course we took the opportunity to come up here as well. As we reach, then we prayed and then make a good wish for year 2012 ad they have a wish tree that you just purchase these ribbon with many types of specific wish you wanted, good health, wealth, career, family and many more then write your  name behind it.

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of course there is a saying, the higher you put up, the chances of it to be more smooth for the year will be fufill.

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to avoid massive traffic jam coming up and down, its good to be up here before 7pm then leave before 9pm whereby after 8pm is the most people and congested traffic. You can even enjoy to be stuck in the traffic for at least 1 hour before coming up here. Viewing part of the island.

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As year of the Dragon, the place is decorated up with a few Dragon decor.

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Then thru donations around the world, usually we buy a plank/ piece of the rooftop tiles and write our name and for further construction, they will place this tiles up.

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If not you can buy a chunk of coins then put it on every base of this to make it a complete round.

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this is the bronze Guan Yin Statue that is still under construction on its final stage which is her roof.

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With the statue sitting at the top of the temple, and if you do plan to visit the bottom part of the temple, you can take a ride on this newly constructed rail train which cost RM2 for 1 way and RM2 for return trip.

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At 7pm sharp, the whole temple will be light up till 12am.

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Went up with the siau poh’s

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As night falls, its becoming more light up and nice.

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To head to another Pagoda tower, you have to pay RM2 per entry to visit this section then you get to climb to the top floor of the pagoda tower.

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Make another wish and ring the bell then put your donations accordingly.

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Well, this whole temple city being light up and its only happening once a year which is during Chinese New Year Period. If you happen to be around the city, do visit and enjoy the magnificent of the lights.

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In Penang, besides famous for its food, one of the signature landmark that represents the island is known as Kek Lok Si Temple (known as Temple of Supreme Bliss) which is more than 100 years old that is located at Ayer Itam, which is consider one of the biggest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. More info:

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The Old Guan Yin Statue that had been reconstruct.
The new Bronze statue of Guan Yin that completed in the year 2002 had make a hit in the island to replace the white statue that got damage in a blaze and the newly build roof top to cover and protect the Guan Yin Statue had make a breath taking sight from far that completed end of the year 2009 and now alot of tourist are flocking this place.

This magnificent temple was build upon the fund of the public and tourist and donations from all around the world to preserve the great history of it.

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Besides this, during Chinese New Year is also consider one of the place must visit during this festive season as the whole temple is fully light up to give the spectacular night view and will last for 33 days. Thanks to Ken and Coco for the night photoshot.

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For foreign travells, you can get to this temple by public transportation which is one of the main change terminal is at Penang Jetty or Prangin Mall/Komtar with bus:
Rapid Penang Bus Route No: U201 / U203 / U204 / U206 / U502

Genre: Thriller

When I heard of this movie and was told by my friends that the very first part of Phobia was not really nice, and I ended up did not watch it and Phobia 2 I also do not plan to watch but till Coco call me and invite me to the movie premier. Thank you~

The movie consist of 5 parts which is something similar like The latest Singapore show, Where got Ghost.

The very first part are:

Novice: A young lad had committed a crime and his mom had decided to send him to the Buddhist temple to avoid punishment but still being mischief, his past haunt him back and its Karma as what the monk said. A few stones got thrown back to him till his face is so damage and I pause while eating my pop corn.

Backpackers: A Japanese couple travelling around Thailand and trying to hitchhike a car to Bangkok and on the way, a big bang was knock on the truck and keep knocking. The couple find it very suspicious. What was it? You find out~ The most irrelevant ghost story.

Ward: A young guy was involve in a motorcycle accident and he was place into a room with a near dead old man. Till middle of the night he heard someone eating in the room and he wonders that is he really alone in the room. The old guy came to haunt him and in the end he got posses by him.

Salvage: A second car ownership dealer is a woman which she sells a total damage car by modify it looks like brand new and resell it again into the market. Some of the cars encounter horrific incidents and the very next thing she knows is her son is missing and she start to get panic and search around. Till some horrific incidents happen to her and rush out with her car and broke down in a very short distance. When she open up her engine boot, guess what she had discover.

In the End: A filming group was shooting a ghost film and I must say, this part is the best part of all among all the ghost story that I have watch. PLEASE DO NOT MISS THIS SCENE.

Overall you can either go under Movie day or DVD would be another option highly recommended.

— Tik Ching, Pass, Stamped —

Overall ratings 6.5/10, So so la~

— The movie rated by me is by my own personal preference. Watch it at your own risk —

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