Saturday, November 22, 2014

CHIN SWEE TEMPLE AT GENTING HIGHLANDS IS A MAGNIFICENT YET SERENE TAOIST/BUDDHIST TEMPLE THAT IS NOW A MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTION. IT IS 10 MINUTES DRIVE TO GENTING GRAND HOTEL AND THE CASINO SO STOP BY AND PRAY TO BUDDHA, KUAN YIN AND EMPRESS OF THE WESTERN HEAVENS FOR LUCK!

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'CHIN SWEE' IN HOKKIEN MEANS 'VERY DE NICE' BUT IT IS ALSO THE NAME OF A HOKKIEN DEITY FROM FUJIAN PROVINCE FROM WHICH THE LATE AND GREAT FOUNDER OF GENTING GROUP TAN SRI LIM GOH TONG ORIGINATED.


OF COURSE THE BEST, MOST SUCCESSFUL, HIGHEST CLASS AND BLESSED CHINESE ARE HOKKIEN AND OF COURSE I AM HOKKIEN...



 TOP MALAYSIAN MODEL JAMES NG YIN TENG IS HOKKIEN ALSO
 DATO KEE HUA CHEE
 JAMES NG YIN TENG WITH FAMOUS PAGODA
 JAMES NG YIN TENG
 WELCOME TO CHIN SWEE CAVE TEMPLE!
 KUAN YIN STANDS ABOVE GOLDEN WALL OF WATER
 BUDDHISM AND TAOISM ARE THE TRUE RELIGIONS OF ALL CHINESE
 BUDDHA SITS IN SPLENDOUR
 WORSHIP BUDDHA!
 JAMES NG AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
 PERFECT SELFIE
 AS MALAYSIA'S TOP AND YOUNGEST MALE SUPERSTAR MODEL, JAMES NG YIN TENG IS TALL AND HAS LONG ARMS
 SO TAKING SELFIES IS A CINCH
 OOPS
 PERFECT SELFIE AGAIN
 SWIRLING CLOUDS ADD DRAMA AND MYSTERY
 MANY NON-BUDDHISTS VISIT CHIN SWEE AS IT IS A GREAT TOURIST ATTRACTION
 PRAISE BUDDHA
 GRAND
 JAMES NG DOING GOOD DEED
 DATO KEE HUA CHEE ACCIDENTALLY CHOPS OFF BUDDHA'S HEAD
 JAMES NG OBLITERATED BUDDHA'S HEAD BEHIND HIS OWN
 JAMES NG NOW DOES THE PERFECT SELFIE WITH DATO KEE HUA CHEE
 3 DIVINITIES
 SERENE BUDDHA
 BUDDHA BLESSED OUR WORLD 
 OMITOFO
 JOURNEY TO ENLIGHTENMENT ALSO MEANS A JOURNEY THROUGH THE 10 HELLS BEFORE REBIRTH!
 JAMES NG YIN TENG IS READY FOR OUR JOURNEY TO ENLIGHTENMENT!
 1ST LEVEL OF HELL
 ALL NEWLY DECEASED MUST REGISTER HERE
FIRST HELL CHAMBER
FIRST HELL CHAMBER
THE DECEASED LOOKS INTO MAGIC MIRROR THAT SHOWS HIS ENTIRE LIFESPAN! IT IS LIKE A VIDEO RECORDING OF WHAT YOU DID THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE. HERE THE OLD MAN SEES HIM ROBBING A MAN OF HIS GOODS WHEN HE WAS YOUNG! HIS PAST CATCHES UP WITH HIM AND HE WILL BE PUNISHED ACCORDING TO THE SEVERITY OF HIS MISDEEDS AND CRIME!
SECOND HELL CHAMBER
AARGH
THIRD HELL CHAMBER
GETTING HIS JUST DESSERT
IT GETS PROGRESSIVELY WORSE!
FOURTH CHAMBER OF HELL
BEING POUNDED TILL REBIRTH! AND GOD KNOWS WHEN THAT WILL BE!
5TH CHAMBER OF HELL
JAMES NG IS PETRIFIED
SCARED IS IT?
LOOK AT BUDDHA AND CALM DOWN
JAMES NG IS NO LONGER AFRAID
KEEP CALM AND PRAY TO BUDDHA
2 PENITENTS
BETTER SELFIE
GOOD


PERFECT SELFIE
PRAY TO BUDDHA
6TH CHAMBER OF HELL
OH NO
7TH CHAMBER OF HELL
8TH
PAINFUL
9TH
10TH CHAMBER OF HELL
JAMES NG READS ALOUD THE DETAILS
THE FINAL STAGE BEFORE REBIRTH
10TH CHAMBER OF HELL WITH DOG
BEING BORN AS A POODLE IS SOMETHING I DON'T MIND AS I LOVE MY POODLE SO MUCH

ALL THOSE PROGRAMMED TO BE REBORN HAVE TO DRINK THIS FLUID TO DELETE ALL MEMORIES OF PAST LIVES!
BEFORE BEING REBORN, EACH HAS TO DRINK THIS MAGIC LIQUID SO ALL HIS PAST MEMORIES WILL BE WIPED OUT AND HIS SETTING RESET AND REFORMATED SO WHEN REBORN, HE OR SHE WILL HAVE A CLEAN SLATE
DRINK THIS AND ALL PAST MEMORIES WILL BE DELETED LIKE THE CONTENTS IN YOUR COMPUTER!
DRINK AND START AFRESH WITH NEW GIGABYTES
LOOKS LIKE A BLACK HOLE OR WORM HOLE AS THE SOULS GET REBORN AFTER PASSING THROUGH THIS TUNNEL OF EVENT HORIZON
SOME ARE BORN AS BODDHISATTVAS LIKE ME, OTHERS AS MORTALS AND SOME AS ANIMALS!
LOOK
ENTERING THE REALM OF MORTALS AGAIN
TO BE REBORN AS DIVINITIES
HUMANS OR ANIMALS! THIS IS TRULY THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE, NOT THE ONES IN CASINOS!
KUANYIN THE GODDESS OF MERCY AND PAGODA
SERENE
PEACE
GODDESS OF MERCY
JAMES NG YIN TENG IS BLESSED BY KUANYIN 
JAMES NG IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS SO HE MUST HAVE BEEN BLESSED BY KUAN YIN 
DATO KEE HUA CHEE IS BLESSED BY KUANYIN AND BUDDHA
KUANYIN SAVES DATO KEE HUA CHEE
KUAN YIN SAVES DATO KEE HUA CHEE AND JAMES NG YIN TENG
KUAN YIN SAVES JAMES NG AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
KUAN YIN THE GODDESS OF MERCY
VIEW OF CHIN SWEE PLAZA
JAMES NG RULES
JAMES NG RULES
DATO KEE HUA CHEE TOO
CRANES OF LONGEVITY FLY TOWARDS KUAN YIN
THE PASSAGE OF XIHUANG MU, GODDESS OF THE WESTERN HEAVENS
JAMES NG AWAITS GODDESS OF WESTERN HEAVEN


THE PROCESSION IS LED BY FAIRIES
AWESOME AND SO MAGICAL
CELESTIALS SPRINKLE FLOWERS AS THEY MOVE THROUGH HEAVEN
CLOSER TO GODDESS OF WESTERN HEAVEN
A PHOENIX CARRIES THE CARRIAGE OF XIHUANGMU
THE GODDESS OF WESTERN HEAVEN ARRIVES! PRAISE BE TO HER
I KNEEL BEFORE QUEEN MOTHER OF THE WEST IN HOMAGE
XI WANG MU PREDATES ORGANISED TAOISM AND WAS ALREADY BEING WORSHIPPED BEFORE BUDDHA WAS BORN
HER MANY TITLES INCLUDE QUEEN MOTHER OF THE WEST, GOLDEN MOTHER OF SHINING LAKE, PRIMORDIAL RULER, PERFECT MARVEL OF WESTERN FLORESCENCE, MOTHER OF TORTOISE MOUNTAIN, ULTIMATE WORTHY OF YIN GROTTO ETC
THE QUEEN MOTHER OF THE WEST ARRIVES
KNEEL BEFORE HER!
MOST PERFECT U SHOU
THE 3 STARS
THE PEACHES OF IMMORTALITY IN THE ORCHARD OF QUEEN MOTHER OF THE WEST
PEACHES OF IMMORTALITY THAT FRUIT EVERY 3,000 YEARS
DATO KEE HUA CHEE AND JAMES NG YIN TENG
ONLY DIVINITIES GET TO EAT THE PEACHES
DELICIOUS
JAMES NG AND PAGODA
MONKEY GOD AND TRIPITAKA AND PIGSY
JAMES NG JOINS THE JOURNEY TO THE WEST
SULUKUNG THE MONKEY GOD
JAMES NG AND THE TRAVELLERS TO THE WEST
JOURNEY TO THE WEST STARTS HERE
SALUTE TO THE GODS AND GODDESSES
JAMES NG AND PAGODA
VERY DE HANDSOME




AND TALL 
TALL AS PAGODA
JAMES NG
TALL, FAIR AND HANDSOME
DATO KEE HUA CHEE
DATO KEE HUA CHEE
EXQUISITE PAGODA
MAJESTIC
CHIN SWEE TEMPLE COMPLEX
JAMES NG ENJOYING LAVISH BUFFET AT COFFEE TERRACE
BEFORE WATCHING PETER MARVEY MAGIC SHOW AT GENTING THEATRE!









































































































Chin Swee

Cave Temple

Chin Swee Cave Temple before Genting Highlands
Chin Swee Cave Temple is a popular tourist attraction and religious site located a few km before the peak of Genting Highlands on a sharp, rocky slope. Originally a cave temple, years of development have produced an expansive physical complex that extends far beyond the altar chamber, rooted in traditional Chinese architecture expressed by ornate prayer halls, colourful statues, opulent archways and its iconic pagoda tower. The temple was built by the founder of Genting (Lim Goh Tong) to venerate Buddhist figure Chin Swee, a year after he constructed the first resort and casino in 1975. The site was chosen as it reminded him of his birth village's landscape in Fujian, China.
Tediously constructed over 18 years with a foundation dug from solid bedrock, modern machinery was eschewed because of the steep terrain that resulted in its unusually long development period. In 1994, Chin Swee Temple was finally open to public, but additonal layers were added over ensuing years to create the sprawling complex visitors see today. Evolved heavily from its roots, the temple no longer pays sole homage to Chin Swee, but a pastiche of Buddhism, Taoism, Shamanism, Confucianism and various other 'isms' from Chinese folk belief. Various deities linked to those beliefs litter the compound in the form of stone statues, sculptures, shrines, altars and paintings - some of light-hearted fantastical imagination, while others of a macabre nature.


The original temple hall that houses the black-faced Chin Swee altar lies below the complex, hidden slightly deep inside a rocky chamber. Some of the prominent structures to explore include the iconic nine-storey pagoda lit by lamps, Sky Terrace - a vast square on top the complex with a view of the valley, 'Ten Chambers of Hell' - a sloping hilltop walk past story-telling statues built into small cave recesses, and finally, a giant 15-meter high Buddha statue wedged between the jungle canopy across the hill. Lim Goh Tong Hall provides temple accommodation for visitors while a vegetarian restaurant serves meals. There is also a cable car station that connects between Awana Skyway and Genting Resort that operates on weekends and public holidays.
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