Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pilgrimage Tour to Siem Reap, Cambodia, with Rev. Visuddhi, 26-29 November 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Dhamma,

We are organising the above pilgrimage tour to Siem Reap, Cambodia with Rev. Visuddhi from 26th-29th November 2014.

Details as below:

Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival 
Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel for check in (Early check-in is NOT included and subject to hotel’s availability). Siem Reap Orientation visit local main shrine of Preah Ang Chheck/Chhom temple and local pagodas with Monk Blessing in Siem Reap Town (Wat Damnak Pagoda is one of the most beautiful pagodas in town with French colonial architecture reflecting its history and a large garden filled with statues. Bring candles and incense sticks to the pagoda and participate in a private good luck blessing ceremony, performed by local monks that reside at the temple. Sit on the mat while the monks chant blessings and sprinkle holy water on you – a traditional way which is believed pass on the good luck of the gods. Afterwards, a sacred thread will be tied around your wrist. This will protect you from any evil spirits or accidents. Before you continue on your journey, you will receive a small keepsake from the monks to remind you of this special moment). Lunch at local restaurant and afternoon we will be transferred to Tonle Sap Lake where we will embark on local boat to cruise to floating village of Mechrey and on the way back visit to Krobie Real Village. Welcome dinner in town
Meals included: Lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 2: Siem Reap – Angkor Highlighted temples 
After breakfast, early morning visit the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever. And continue to visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat - one of the world’s most impressive ruins. The temple still owns fine Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art. And continue exploring the mysterious Royal city Angkor Thom. City & Bayon Its 54-tower temple is an awesome sight. At first glance it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic and silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Further, visit to the surroundings of the complex including the Baphou, Elephant Terraces, Lepper King Terrace and Royal Place area and visit one more ruin in Angkor Area of Preah Khan temple, built in 12th century by King Jayavarman VII and it is the same style to Ta Prom Temple.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 3: Siem Reap – Remote temple of Beng Melea & Meditation 
After breakfast at the hotel. Heading out of the town for 1 hour driving (60km) to visit the spectacular ruins of Beng Mealea, which was constructed by King Suryavarman II (1113-1150). It preceded and may have served as a prototype of sorts for Angkor Wat. Contrary to Angkor, few carvings or bas-reliefs are evident. Today the temple is largely overrun by vegetation and the stone walls are crumbling which adds to its charm in a unique way. Return to Siem Reap town for lunch and after lunch we will stroll around the down town or swimming pool until 4pm transfer to Budi Tree Center where we will have a 1-hour meditation. Dinner at local restaurant
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 4: Siem Reap – Departure 
Breakfast at the hotel and free at leisure until transfer to airport for departure

Hotel used in Siem Reap (Cambodia):

4* Hotel: Somadevi Angkor Hotel – Superior room: www.somadeviangkor.comor similar

No. of pax : 26 persons

Tour Fare
Airfare KUL-REP-KUL :RM866 (subject to change)
Tour Fare :RM1007.00
Tipping :RM80.00
Insurance :RM35.00

Total :RM1998.00

For single supplement, please add RM350.00

Flight Info:
26NOV2014 KUL-REP MH764 1055/1200
29NOV2014 REP-KUL MH765 1255/1605

Tour inclusive of:
• International airfares
• All taxes and service charge
• Accommodation
• Private tour with English Speaking Guide
• All transfers and land tour with A/C van
• Monk Blessing Ceremony by Monk
• Meditation in Cambodia
• All entrance fees as mentioned per program
• Meals as mentioned in program
• Cold water and towel during the tour
• Travel insurance
• Tips & gratuities

Tour exclusive of:
• Hotel early check in / Late check out
• Overweight luggage
• Personal expenses

Note : - The content itinerary is for reference only and are subject to change without any notice.

Payment – Cheque payable to :
BEL TRAVEL & TOURS SDN. BHD. A/C no: PBB 3135662011

Due to limited seats, please contact Sis Joalynn Lim HP No 013-3643082, Email sawim.lim@gmail.com immediately to avoid disappointment.

Monday, September 22, 2014

GST Talk (28th September 2014) 1015am

Dear all,

Bro Eng Ching Kiaw is organzing a talk on GST on this coming Sunday (28th September) at 1015am, after the morning Puja.

Agenda :-

1) GST Overview
2) How GST will impact your business.
3) Registration of GST.

Goods & Services Tax(GST) is a new tax system  to be implemented in Malaysia to replace the current Sales and Service Tax.  It is a Multi stage consumption tax to be levied on goods & services at all levels of business transactions.  The objective of the talk is to brief devotees how this new tax system to be implemented, its implications and impact to business and us.  You will understand the basic structure of the key elements of the GST and its mechanism.

All are welcome to learn more about GST so that we can understand and best adapt to the new tax structure.

No prior registration is required.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Meditation Retreat by Bhante Sujatha.

Sadhu to Bhante Sujatha for leading a successful meditation retreat on Malaysia Day 2014 !

We have a total of 18 participants this time. Bhante Sujatha has shed a new light on how to meditate successfully, even for busy lay persons.

There are breakout groups to discuss the various aspects of meditation, with the guidance from Bhante Sujatha.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Monthly Events : September 2014

Dear all,

Here's the events organised for the month of September 2014.

All are welcome !

Mid Autumn Lantern Festival 2014

Dear all,

We will be having our annual Mid Autumn Lantern Festival 2014 this coming Saturday,
13 September 2014, from 7pm.