Nalanda ‘Family Fun Fair’ opens

Lots of people on the field.

8.31 AM. Half an hour before the opening, there were already more than 1,000 people on the field.

At 9.00am, to the recitation of “Vandana” and Five Precepts, the popular and much-awaited ‘Family Fun Fair’ officially opened at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang.  Nalandians and supporters have been arriving since 5.30am this morning, some even coming directly from distant Ipoh and Malacca!

By 8.00am, many stalls have been set up and brisk selling soon ensued – even before the opening bell.  In just one hour, an estimated 2,000 people have arrived on the joyful and energetic scene.

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6.43 AM. A group of early starters! Sadhu to Sis. Ovia’s group from Ipoh.

6.44 AM - Balloons arriving before dawn to greet a fine day!

6.44 AM. Balloons arriving before dawn to greet a fine day!

For those in the Klang Valley, we humbly invite you to come and participate in Nalanda’s once-a-year fund-raising event in support of holistic Buddhist education.  We look forward to welcoming everyone at the ‘Family Fun Fair’ today!  Thank you and mettā.

Nalandians helping with the unloading and setting up of stalls.

7.40 AM. Nalandians helping with the unloading and setting up of stalls.

The juice-buzz staff preparing drinks in their mobile shop.

7.45 AM. The juice-buzz staff preparing drinks in their mobile shop.

Good chefs showing how it's done!

7.53 AM. Good chefs showing how it’s done!

Sugarcane all the way from Kelantan.

7.56 AM. Sugarcane all the way from Kelantan! That effort is truly Dhamma in the flesh, and is indeed the sweetest taste that melts the heart. Thank you!