• Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

    Taken from Wikipedia. Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple. Bhikkhus of the two chapters of Malwatte and Asgiriya conduct daily worship…

  • Second Visit to Brunei

    Both the trips to Brunei have been work related. The last round when I came here, we organised a media briefing for the client as well as to attend a Royal Banquet afterward. This time round, after the work schedule been cleared out, I did not head back immediately, but decided to stay for another day to learn and explore the country a bit. I went to Jame’asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque alone and was told I could not enter into the mosque as Thursday and Friday, it prohibits the non-Muslim, as not to interrupt the Friday prayer. Even though I am a Christian, I love the architecture and arts aspects of…