During the second week of Lunar New Year (LNY), I brought 5yo Jae to visit the Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur (KL) with my friends.
Many Chinese visit Thean Hou Temple during the LNY period to pray for blessings. Though we aren’t a religious family, I took this chance to expose Jae to the local culture.
This year, the temple has entered the Malaysian Book of Records for three giant artworks:
- the biggest 3D Metal Rooster and Paper-Cutting Artwork,
- the biggest 3D Solar Terms metal panel Paper-Cutting Artwork, and
- the biggest Chinese Chess Set replica
(Source: The Star)
The giant paper-cutting and Chinese chess set are in the collage above. I think Vee will be thrilled to see the chess set.
We also saw a pond full of tortoises. Unfortunately, one poor tortoise looked injured.
Jae said later that the best highlight of the excursion was drinking Ribena at the food court. Seriously?!? I’m assuming he enjoyed the special time with mummy.
For more info, go to Visit KL website.