Saturday, October 31, 2009

Ever thought of touching wild boar to improve your luck?

Oct 31, 2009

Today I have the opportunity to personally touched the wild boar not one but maaaaany. Probably there were 100 over wild boar. The place is behind TESCO in Kamunting, Taiping.

I have read about these wild boar in The Star paper some months ago. I was also told by some friends that these wild boar can bring you luck. According to those who have been to this place, many people who have touched these wild boar have strike numbers.

The three-legged wild boar

The three-legged wild boar seems to be listening to this guy beside when he asked the wild boar to sleep

Location Map of the Wild Boar Temple - at Jalan Ong Saik next to BP Station:

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They believe that if we touch a three-legged wild boar it will bring better fortune. Here is a video and some pictures I took today. I will tell you if I have gained any fortune after a few days.

According to the people around here, the wild boar came from the nearby hill. It started off when the Indian temple started to give away food to these wild boar after prayers. Thus when these wild boar heard the bell ring during the prayers, they will all gather at the temple.

Best time to visit this temple is on Saturday and Sunday. But Monday is rest day for these wild boar as they will be over fed by visitors who come from as far as Singapore and Penang.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Malacca - Jonker Walk Revisit

25 October 2009

This is my 3rd visit to Jonker Walk in as many months. And I managed to dwell further and took better pictures with my camera instead of using my camera phone.

Jonker Walk has been declared a World Heritage on July 7 2008. This is one of the historical places that we should not miss. Located approximately 1.5 hours drive away from south of KLIA airport, it is frequented by many tourists from all over the world.

At one end of Jonker Walk, you will definitely be interested to drop by at the biggest pineapple tart shop at LW Nyonya Pineapple Tart shop.

This is the biggest pineapple tart in Malaysia certified by Malaysian Book of Records

Seen here is the proprietor of LW Nyonya Pineapple Tart House Lucy Wee and her partner and husband

Some of the tourists at the tart house doing some sampling

Here are pictures of some of the interesting scenery at the Jonker Walk:

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Perak to promote temple - Star

Oct 10, 2009 By SYLVIA LOOI

THE 137-year-old Paloh Koo Miu Temple in Ipoh Old Town will be promoted as a tourist attraction.

Perak Non-Islamic Affairs Committee chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon said the temple, together with Little India and the Concubine Lane nearby, could give Ipoh’s tourism sector a boost.

Part of the intricate carvings atop the 137-yer-old temple which will be promoted as a tourist attraction.

“With proper packaging, these three places can be included in the state’s tourism map,” he said after visiting the temple recently.

Noting that the temple is older than Ipoh city itself, Dr Mah said it had valuable antiques and interesting statues which could draw in visitors.

Among them are images of fairies and deities on the walls and roofs, brass urns and a large bell.

A caretaker of the Paloh Koo Mui Temple in Jalan Bijih Timah holding a 'weapon' crafted out of wood.

Dr Mah said assistance would be provided by the state to help promote the temple.

He also announced an allocation of RM200,000 for the temple to help its committee preserve and upgrade its amenities.

The temple is known to locals as the Ipoh Chinese Tai Pak Koong Temple because of its worship of the deity.

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In the olden days, it used to offer free medicine and consultation to local folk.

People with disputes even visited the temple to seek justice during its early years.

Among the temple’s milestones was when it established a free school for pupils considered too old to be admitted into government primary schools.

For those interested to visit the temple, it is located at 91, Jalan Bijih Timah.