I had one last road trip left before then year ends. We traveled to the temple of miracles, the Sri Maranthandavar temple near the town of Maran, in the east coast state of Pahang. (Marathandavar means God of the Tree; Maram means tree). The temple dedicated to Lord Muruga is located about 3 hours away from KL and has been one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage centres in Malaysia. Entrance
This is one of the 2 sacred trees at the temple. The original miracle tree has died and the bark is preserved and embedded in the sanctum behind the statue of Lord Marathandavar.
(the link sourced from this blog shows the apparition of Lord Muruga and his wife Deivanai on the bark of the miracle tree)
Flight of freedom, again :)
The temple itself is built to the shape of an octagon.
The Sri Marathandavar temple has beautiful architecture to be admired.
[+] The story of the origin of the [Temple of miracles].
[+] Two very good guide blogs to many famous Hindu temples of Malaysia [Malaysian Hindu Tem…
We interrupt your regular Christmas programming to bring the Attack of the Killer Strawberries!!
Strawberries dipped in chocolate...heaven!
Fried prawns...served hot with chili sauce This is a non veg blog after all :p
Honey comb There are a few honey bee farms in the Highlands
We traveled to the coldest and coolest and highest night market in Malaysia, located at the Cameron Highlands. (Friday and Saturday, every week from early evening till midnight, Brinchang Town) Cameron Highlands is the biggest among the hill stations in Malaysia, situated in the state of Pahang on the Titiwangsa mountain range. It was developed during colonial times, the cool climate and ancient rain forests attract many local and foreign tourists throughout the year. It is very famous for its tea plantations, both Boh Tea and Barath Tea own huge tea plantations in the Highlands and famous tea stops among the hills. And of course, not forgetting strawberries, the ever famous Highland strawberries are grown there.…
thank you for 4 wonderful years in this electronic world and a lifetime of memories from the real world :)
this blog, and myself went through a lot in 2008 memories that i will never forget love and joy to cherish everyday regrets and pain that will never go away but i find myself waking up another day and many more tomorrows within them i find my answers i am still alive the world is still here bold and beautiful what matters is taking a step forward making someone happy changing something being the change and living your life may we have another wonderful year and many more lives to touch and not a dream lost love all
[+] Place: Tanjung Dawai beach, Kedah. Travelers; Kumar, Indran, Ghost. Shutter light tracer; Indran.
This is the second quiz this month, since I'm so in love with December.
(i) Guess which movie the following lines are from - title, actors. (ii) Name A very famous song from the movie - title, artist.
I would rather have had... one breath of her hair one kiss of her mouth one touch of her hand than an eternity without it. Should be very very easy if you're a movie buff. And definitely NO CLUE this time. :P Oh btw, its an English, Hollywood movie.
Remember BOTH questions must be answered.
The Prize will be: A DVD or Book of your choice mailed to you :)
[#] I'll moderate the comments for this post, Everyone who gives the correct answers will get the prize.
Contest closes exactly 24 hours from now (Malaysian time 3pm /GMT +8) - 19th December - Friday (wherever you are :)
[#] My immediate friends in Msia and the Chumma Travel gang is not eligible to participate. As well as the winner from the previo…
This was the price, finally. The planet can look small, and an adventure exciting. You can chart out detailed routes and plan to cover thousands of miles and many months. It can all seem so straightforward and plausible. But then you find yourself in one particular place at one particular time, and the world feels as vast as it is. You wait to find out whether you're going to die.
sometimes we wonder if buildings can indeed be the identity of cities or countries
and in another moment I would like to make a biased generalization saying that this would indeed be the only towers that represent a culture of modernity with a touch of familiarity giving a strong identity to the city and country the twins are tied so close to the hearts of the citizens that we cant sever it however way we look at it in whatever moments of humanity we see the struggles of a nation birthing a monument of splendor of excess beauty with nothing to compare with and among the mindless fractured modern cities around the world I see scrapers rise from sand and stone but none has the character or life or soul of this fantastic existence
and from a distance in time I see how the towers of 9-11 has become an identity of change and fear of hope and eternity how changes can happen as radically as any building could be smoldered to the ground and among the rubble's we find our voice to speak against tyranny among the dead…
And this is at The Gardens, the decor was really good...
and it was a huge huge cage!
yeh...now you know where I live! :D
this the season to scare your children silly ...at the Valley...tralalalalaa la la la... :D
[#] Xmas decors is a big craze at local malls. And since the tree at KLCC turned a dud this year, I think MidValley and The Gardens shopping mall did good for this season. Hope one day I get to see the Rockefeller Center tree :) [+] Travelers Velan and Ghost
This could be rated as one of the most pressing matters in the world today; Driving with your parents (and grandma). And its going to be a very long drive. I woke up this morning to find all my CDs missing from the car! No more Nusrat, no more Atif, Maroon 5, Bocelli, they even took away my Dalai Lama chants...oh come on. And there's a lot of CD's with no name...which I'm gonna presume are really really sad 70's and 80's Tamil songs...
I really dont mind the driving part, its a pleasure to take them along and knowing they would be happy to travel as much as I am, but music always puts me in a spot during these times. And I will do anything not to switch on the radio during drives with family. Because at moments you least expect there will be a bloody radio show about arrogant children who don't take care of their parents, or something about marriage, work, etc. And along with that will be some free advice from grandma about marriage, etc. We cant talk back. Prob…
[+] B32 and N32, Semenyih to Kuala Klawang, Selangor to Negeri Sembilan. Beautiful hills, reserve forests and beautiful waterfalls. The waterfalls are actually littered all along the route. Larger falls are deep in the jungles.
Finally I've started packing, cleaning the apartment to move out. I will really miss this place, the quiet night hills and memories. I'm moving to somewhere a zillion time busier but who cares since its all relative anyway. Its a new dawn for me, with renewed spirit and I foresee a lot more travels in the future. I love this nomadic nature of life and I really want to travel.
Just like a few months back, I'm on a mission. It looked impossible in the beginning, but when I make it happen the world will seem a lot more easier to live. Making it happen is hard, but its almost done. I am proud with myself for starting it.
Alaipayuthey - Shabir [link back up! all hail free domains! :P]
[#] A very good Tamil song by Singaporean artist Shabir. The song is from his bestselling 2006 Album of the same name. Shabir has recently launched a new album called TraffiQ (urban Tamil compositions ?) which is airing strong on the local radio stations. [+] Shabir.Com.Sg
[#] Took a while for me to come to my senses, a thank you to Nachi and Milady for the fine reasoning (do read their comments). I've removed the cartoon. [#] This ed-cartoon has many meanings. What I see is a lawless country, where sanity is dead i.e. Pakistan. And from their fractures, its neighbors are paying a heavy price. [#] The terrorists want attention, and dirt. They cant have dirt, but attention they get everyday from the media. What we don't have to give them is any reason, logic or rationale for their actions. We can condemn them and their ideologies, we write about them and we never forget.