8 August 2016

‘Star TV’ reports on Family Fun Fair

The recently concluded Nalanda ‘Family Fun Fair’ drew the attention of the local media for its scale, spirit, and unique grass-root involvement.  Today, Malaysia’s leading English daily ‘The Star’ reported on the event in its On-line page with a lovely short video clip.  Have a look at Star TV Report on 8 August .

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16 July 2016

Wildlife needs adequate space, too

A mountain goat in Alaska leaped into the ocean and drowned after photo-taking onlookers crowded the wild animal in the harbour town of Seward, 209km south of capital Anchorage. The goat’s appearance at the harbour was unusual and caused a stir, said an Alaskan Department of Public Safety spokesman.  Mountain goats are often seen in the cliffs above the tourist town, but not in the town itself, he added.

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11 June 2016

Teenagers’ camp reported by Press

From 2 to 5 June, Nalanda Dhamma School co-organised a dynamic Dhamma camp in Kelantan for teenagers aged 13 to 17.  The 4-day camp was attended by 122 students from all over the East-Coast state.  School Director Sis. Sunanda led her team of 8 facilitators and youths to assist in running the holiday camp.

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19 May 2016

Pray for safety of missing plane

EgyptAir flight MS 804 enroute from Paris to Cairo has reportedly gone missing over Northern Africa since early this morning.  The plane went off the radar at around 6.45am Malaysian time.  Let us pray that the 69 passengers and crew on board EgyptAir Airbus 320 are safely found.  Sotthi.

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17 May 2016

Thailand closes island to tourists

Authorities in Thailand today took the drastic action of closing a popular island in the Andaman Sea to tourists.  Known for its pristine beaches and fabulous diving, Koh Tachai is part of the Similan Archipelago not far from Phuket.  It has been designated a national park.  Below is a citation from a CNN news article:

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17 April 2016

Earth shattering and heart-breaking

Three powerful earthquakes in the past four days struck Kyushu Island in Southern Japan and Ecuador in South America, causing serious damage and the loss of many lives.  Dozens have been killed in each of the two shaken countries, with the death toll expected to rise further as search efforts continue.

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9 April 2016

Blooming tecoma in Alor Setar

It has been quite hot these two months in Kedah.  But the hot and dry weather has brought tecoma trees (tabebuia rosea) planted along roads in Alor Setar into lovely bloom of pink and white flowers!

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25 February 2016

‘Sin Chew’ reports Dhamma School activity

The recently-held “Chap Goh Meh” celebrations at Nalanda Centre received more coverage in the local press.  Malaysia’s leading Chinese daily Sin Chew Jit Poh (星洲日报) reported the event in its Metro Edition on Wednesday, 24 February.  On 22 February, the leading English daily The Star had covered the same activity.

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23 February 2016

‘The Star’ reports on Nalanda event

On Sunday 21 February, Nalanda Dhamma School held its annual ‘tea ceremony’ to mark the end of this year’s Lunar New Year celebrations.  This customary practice affords children the opportunity to express gratitude and appreciation for their parents’ love, care and sacrifice.  The event was reported by The Star Online; click here for the full story.

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17 May 2015

Multi-religious group visits places of worship

On Saturday 16 May, a multi-religious group led by Star Media Group CEO Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai visited the Buddhist Maha Vihara in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.  The group also paid visits to the Sam Kow Temple, Madrasatul Gouthiyyah, Tamil Methodist Church, Sri Sakthi Karpaga Vinayagar Temple, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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