Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-la Tour

8D7N Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-la Tour from 9-16 March 2014 (with one way domestic flight return from Lijiang to Kunming). It is interesting to note that at each place, there is a different lady tour guide covering their areas. The tour guides are very professional and competent.

Do click here to view 186 photos courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).

 Yunnan Stone Forest - a remarkable natural phenomena of China with bizarre-shaped  ancient limestone cliffs and peaks which is created by wind and water erosion.

Every meal comes with eight dishes and two soup plud two bottles of beer and a big bottle of soft drink; at time, we have 10 dishes (instead of 8).

 Jiuxiang Scenic Area - with over 10 karst caves of different sizes (karst is a landscape formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks, eg limestone.

 Another group photo

 Dali N° Hotel - a brand new hotel features traditional Chinese architecture and a charming garden for guests to relax complete with free Wi-Fi in all areas

 At Dali with flowers in full bloom

 Flowers in full bloom almost devoid of leaves

 Lijiang Ancient Town which is a UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.

 Tiger Leaping Gorge at Lijiang - deepest gorge in the world. In the olden days, villagers saw tigers leaped across the gorge; hence, the name.

 Another view of the gorge ... Siew Teng

 En route to Shangri-la area which is about 3,500 meters above sea level. Weather is sunny and cold.

 At an ancient temple of Shangri-la 

 Shangri-La Cares Health Hotel ... complete with conventional heater

 Pudacuo National Park of Shangri-la - ice-covered ground even in spring (14 March 2014)

 At Bitahai Lake of Shangri-la ... with the 4th tour guide (5th from right)

 First Bend of Yangtze River at Stone Drum Village.

 Lijiang Ancient Town - Sifang Street which is registered on the UNESCO World Heritage.

 The Impression of Lijiang with Jade Dragon Snow Mountain as back drop - directed by the renowned China director, Zhang Yimou.

This show is performed at the huge outdoor theatre starting at 2:00 p.m. under bright sun but cold.

Posted by KC Leong

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Qigong Annual Spring Luncheon

Zhineng Qigong (M'sia) 2014 Annual Spring Luncheon at Dynasty Dragon Seafood Restaurant, SS2 Mall, Section 19, Petaling Jaya jointly organized by Damansara Jaya Centre and Taman Megah Centre on Sunday, 2 March 2014. This annual gathering servers two purposes: 

(a) to provide the opportunity for members to meet and interact among members from various Centres in Selangor; 

(b) to thank all laoshi who have sacrificed their time and efforts to teach, guide and share their knowledge with the students on Zhineng chi gong. Their invaluable effort contributed towards helping members to improve their health and making Persatuan Senaman Zhineng Qigong (M’sia) the largest Qigong Group in Malaysia with a spread of 17 Centres.

Do click here to view 268 photos courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).
 A floral arch entrance to Dynasty Dragon Seafood Restaurant, SS2 Mall, Section 19, Petaling Jaya

Jesse Sum tallying all the lucky draw items

 Guarded by the Terracotta soldiers  

 Organizing Chairman, Vincent Khoo laoshi, from Damansara Jaya Centre

Laoshi and members from USJ Centres

 Part of the participants for this annual luncheon

 Singing 智能贺新春Zhì néng hè xīn chūn (spring is here) song

 This song is composed by Cheong Swee Foong laoshi of Sungei Long Centre (in horizontal stripe shirt)

 Tai Ji Ball dance ... performed by members of Damansara Jaya

 Performance by Elvis Presley of Malaysia flank by two chi gong dancers. If you listen to his song – without looking at him – it is as though Elvis Presley is alive !!

 Magic show performed by Master of Ceremony who double-up as magician – John Lim of Serdang Centre

 Part of the Organizing Committee

 Lots of lucky draws … this round is drawn by President of Persatuan Senaman Zhineng Qigong Malaysia, Liow Kim Heng laoshi

 A toast to all the members by laoshi and committee members 

 Concluding the annual luncheon with lots of smiles and hugs

 The organizing committee and laoshi
(Back, left): Monika Ng, Jesse Sum, Grace Lim, Oi Leng, Ms Lim, Camellia Lua, Khor Boon Kheng, John Lim, Roger Chuah, Benz Ng.
(seated, left): KC Leong, Lim Tuan, Vincent Khoo, Liow Kim Heng, Edwin Khor, Teng Choon Wah, Alice Cheong.

Posted by KC Leong

Committee Member,
Zhineng Qigong EXCO