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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Go Genting Highland (Chin Swee Caves Temple)

Up-Lifting moments

My old friend, Zima and I... just before we entered the "Kota Keriangan".

Didn't know what I did... I just wanted to have a little 'release' there.
Ran from everything that kept following after me...
But then, back to Klang Valley, they keep chasing me again from every corner of my life...

Line clear, no body would ambush me here.

Just beneath my footstep, there's a built-in staffs' hostel, a sort of basement type.

... Yada, yada, yada ....

At Chin Swee Caves Temple

A brief history:
While constructing the road leading to Genting Highlands,
the late tan Sri Lim Goh Tong spotted this cool rocky slope,
covered with green tropical vegetation dotted with flowing streams,
which was very similar to the Chin Swee Crag back in Penglai Village in Fujian, China.

Tan Sri Lim was born in Penglai Village (which is now a township).
Since young, he watched his parents and relatives pay their respects to the Reverend Chin Swee.
The Reverend died at the age of 65 in Penglai after receiving two awards from the Imperial Palace of the Song Dynasty (960AD to 1279AD) and another two awards were presented to him posthumously in praise of his work along with the conferment of the title ‘Venerable Master’ after his death.

Tan Sri Lim became a devotee of the Reverend Chin Swee.
Hence, he was inspired to build a similar temple when he saw the remarkable resemblance between the present Genting Highlands temple site and its original in China.

I tamed the beast successfully...
Macam Lara Croft pulak rasanya...

All the statues here describing the gesture and image of 'Lohan' personality.

Precious ring with magical powers,
Infinitely resourceful.
Vigorous and powerful,
Subduing a ferocious tiger.

Pindola was a Brahmin and a general. Because he was devoted to Buddhism, which forbids killing, he was ordered by the king to become a monk.
He joined a monastery in the mountains where he could hear a tiger howling every day.
He said that the tiger was probably hungry and should be fed some vegetarian food.
Otherwise the tiger might become a man-eater.
So Pindola collected food from the monks and put it in a bucket which he left outside the monastery. The tiger did come for the food every night.
After a period of time, the tiger was tamed.
Thus Pindola was referred to as the Taming Tiger Lohan.

Nak jugak aku menyelit.
Ni second shot. 1st shot hancur,
sebab ader passerby (apek) cross aku punya papparazi...
kuar muka dia makan half photo...
Hasilnya imej aku berada di hujung tanduk idung dia...
macam Thumbellina lah gayanya aku dalam photo yg 'berseni' tuh...

Bed of crysanthemum flowers...

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