Most people know Jenjarom as a sleepy town, and otherwise some people don’t even know its existence.
But despite being the sleepy town it is, this place will become absolutely LIT every Chinese New Year without fail! The annual CNY Lantern & Floral Festival is once again coming back with dazzling lantern decorations all around the town’s temple!
Watch the promotional video here:
Never heard of it? It is an annual event that usually lasts for more than two weeks brimming with majestic lantern decorations and beautiful scenery all in one place — Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple. This time, it is expected to begin on 23rd January 2020 and go on until 9th February 2020.
Although it is a temple, visitors are welcomed to witness the beauty of the decorations and the surrounding themselves.
This year is the Year of the Rat, so the theme for this CNY Lantern & Floral Festival will be featuring a floral rat sitting on top of a rotating platform. And the painting on the rat is a combination of 4 flowers: plum blossom, orchid, chrysanthemum and bamboo, which means “Every Journey is a Path to Prosperity”.
If you think it is just lanterns and lights decorated all around the temple? Think again! Here’s what you can anticipate from this event:
1. Instagrammable lantern and light decorations in the temple FOR FREE!
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Yes, you read that right! All the lights and decorations that they have set up for the public can be experienced entirely for free! Despite the free admission, the committee there has put a tremendous amount of effort so these decorations that will surely feed your Instagram with stunning pictures. Did I forget to mention the parking here is free as well?
Not just light decors, the temple itself is a scene to behold even during the day. Come to the temple in the evening so you can fully enjoy the view of the beautiful temple bathed in natural sunlight.
2. Visit the Buddhist museum to learn about Buddhism in Malaysia
Malaysia is a country brimming with colourful cultures and religions. Come visit their museum and they will tell you more about Buddhism and its history with their detailed yet cute exhibitions and displays.
3. Colourful and vibrant costume parade in the temple
The costume parade surely brings happiness and a jolly Chinese New Year atmosphere to the visitors. Have a look at the lanterns and people marching in the parade – surely one of the few actual Chinese New Year parades anywhere around the world. Who says you only get to see parades in theme parks?
Date: 27th January; 1st & 2nd February 2020
4. Featuring many cultural performances on stage
As we are living in a multiracial country, of course you’re bound to witness the colourful Chinese culture. After all, it is Chinese New Year. Come and witness the dragon dance, lion dance and singing by the talented local artists!
Date: 27th January; 1st, 2nd & 7th February 2020
5. Stand a chance to win in the photography contest
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Since you’re taking pictures for the ‘Gram, then don’t miss out the photography contest! Time to showcase your photography talents and skills. This is also an opportunity for you to look for hidden gems that many people wouldn’t know are within the temple. Who knows, you might even stand a chance to win something from the contest.
Due date: 4th February 2020
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Isn’t it amazing? But right now, they are still in progress of making lanterns for their visitors. Here’s a sneak peek of them working hard to fill our Instagram profiles with these impressive decorations and lanterns. Stay tuned!
Address: PT2297, Jalan Sungai Buaya, Taman Melati, 42600 Jenjarom, Selangor
Date: 23rd January 2020 — 9th February 2020
This is the detailed schedule of their events:
Mark the dates on your calendar so you won’t forget this Lantern & Floral Festival in Jenjarom! Check out their Facebook or Jenjarom’s Facebook page for more information. Have a happy Chinese New Year, guys!
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