Updated: Dec 28, 2019
On the 18th-19th May 2019, Ti-Ratana Lumbini Garden celebrated its 10th Annual Wesak Day Celebration in Bandar Puteri, Puchong.
On 18th May 2019, the Annual Wesak Eve Procession was held, with a 2km walk around the town centre of Puchong. The event saw a huge attendance of more than 500 devotees. A video of the event can be seen here, or at the end of this post.
Before the procession, a one hour Evening Puja & Recitation of Suttas was conducted in the Main Shrine Hall. This year's procession was special, as we were given permission by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) to walk and parade our floats along a short part of the main road of Puchong. The parade left the centre around 8:00pm, and returned around 9:30pm.
Parading through Bandar Puteri, Puchong the floats drew attention from onlookers having their dinner. Several Buddhists who had just finished their dinner around the area decided to join in the procession.
Accompanying the Procession in total were 2 floats of Gautama Buddha, 1 float of Guan Yin (Avalokiteshvara) Boddhisattva, a lion dance troupe, 2 traffic safety trucks, 1 civilian truck for use in case of emergencies and multiple traffic safety officers, in addition to the flag and banner bearers, the organizing committee, around 500 devotees. 2 photographers and videographers also documented every moment of the procession.
To ensure safety of participants, traffic safety personnel were placed around the route.
The following morning, on 19th May 2019, around 500 devotees came to perform the Buddha Bathing Ceremony at Ti-Ratana Lumbini Garden, which was officiated by our special guest, Associate Prof. Dr. Ven. Lenagala Siriniwasa Thero from the Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka.
Wesak 2019 Video
We would like to thank all the following people who have made Wesak 2019 a success:
Ven Puselle Wineetha, Resident Monk of Ti-Ratana Lumbini Garden
Our Honoured Guests:
Datuk Seri Dr. KK Chai, Ti-Ratana Group President
Datuk Liu Thim Soon, Ti-Ratana Welfare & Buddhist Society President
Esteemed Sangha Members
The organizing Committee of Wesak 2019:
Chairperson: Sis Mary Lim
Secretary: Bro Kenneth Oh
Treasurer: Bro Eng Ching Kiaw
Bro Milton, Sis Felicia, Sis Kristy Ngiau, Sis Michelle, Bro Tan, Bro Ong, Bro Goh & Wife, Bro Calvin Chong, Bro Clarence Choong, Bro Rain Lee
Ganjit Kaur Gill, Marin Yamada, Liu Jiaqi, Merliana, Audi Darmawan Citro, Aldy Vincent Hartono, Foo Jing Ying, Devista Fenesa, Matthew Low, Ngoopos Jeimina Jobna, Feng Lingtao
(from CIMP @ Sunway College & Undergraduates @ Monash University Malaysia)
Photography & Videography:
Yap Photography, Rain Lee (Rain Lee Productions)
Sponsors and Donors:
Ng Chin Choy, Caren Poon, Choo Family, Fong Tek Mon, Jeff Yong Seng Yip & Tam Poh Hua, Loh Yee Meng, KK Petrol Station - C04, Cheak Yew Kun, Golden Tasty Trading / PYT Trading, Chan Suit Ching, Dato Lim Kim Huat, Maiez Alliance Group Bhd, Yap Kim Len
and all other volunteers, sponsors and donors.
Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu!
May you be well and happy.