Faces of
Malaysia
Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Po Ling Temple

address: 161, Jalan Ampang, 50450, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, 55000, Malaysia
Po-Ling-Temple-Kuala-Lumpur.jpg, Chinese Mahayana Buddhist Temple with a monastery at the back, located very close to KLCC / Petronas Twin Twoers along Jalan Ampang
Chinese Mahayana Buddhist Temple with a monastery at the back, located very close to KLCC / Petronas Twin Twoers along Jalan Ampang

The temple is located less than 5min walk from the Twin Towers, opposite Corus Hotel on Jalan Ampang.

Opening Hours:
7am - 4pm

Dharma Realm Guan Yin Sagely Monestery Daily Activities:
7am - 7.30am: Universal Worthy's Conduct & Vows Recitation
8am - 8.30am: Shurangama Mantra 7 times
10.30am - 11.50am: Meal Offering
12.30pm - 1.45pm: Great Compassion Repetance

altar, Po Ling Temple
altar


main prayer hall, Po Ling Temple
main prayer hall


female monk, Po Ling Temple



Related Places

Petronas Twin Towers / KLCC

The 88-floor building was completed in 1997 and remained the highest building in the world until 2004 with 452m. The Kuala Lumpur Center includes not only the famous twin towers, but also a shopping mall (Suria KLCC), a movie theatre, the new aquarium (KLCC Aquaria) and a park.

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Sri Packers Hotel

Backpacker hostel near Sepang F1 circuit and KLIA 1 & KLIA 2 airport (20min) in a shop house area

Serai Inn & Hostel

Hostel near Pudu Sentral bus terminal and Chinatown area

Attractions

Chinwoo Swimming Pool, Kuala Lumpur

Big public swimming pool with cafe in downtown KL in a nice setting on a hill right between Chinatown and Bukit Bintang.

Petaling Street (Chinatown), Kuala Lumpur

Chinatown in KL is one of the oldest parts of city. The main attractions is the roofed street market along Petaling Street which is popular for selling for fake branded goods like bags, shoes, clothes and watches.

Attractions

Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur

Oldest malay residential area in KL with still authentic traditional Malay wooden houses and the the backdrop of the close-by downtown skyline

Pasar Tani Mega, Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur

Large weekend neighborhood market selling everything you need for the Malaysian kitchen fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, meat and snacks