KSK Penang


Starting in January 2010 with just fifteen packets of food, Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) in Penang was initiated by Patsy Gooi, a long-time student of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche and the outlet manager of Kechara Paradise Penang. Our Penang Soup Kitchen now serves around 450 packets of food from Monday to Thursday.

A common sight on the soup kitchen rounds in Penang


Every Monday, volunteers go out to the streets to distribute food to the homeless and urban poor from 10.30pm to midnight. The weekly distribution covers:

  • Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling
  • Lebuh Campbell
  • Lebuh Cintra
  • Lebuh China
  • Lebuh Bishop
  • Lebuh Pantai
  • Lebuh Armenian
  • Lebuh Leith
  • Jalan Pinang
  • Jalan Perlis
  • Jalan Irving
  • Jalan Perak
  • Komtar Bus Terminal

A total of 120 packets of food are distributed during the Monday round while for Tuesday to Thursday, 100 packets of food are served daily from our kitchen. Diners will queue up to provide their registration card before they are entitled to their food. Besides hot meals, we also provide them with drinking water, fruits and biscuits.

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Patsy Gooi
Center Director, Penang

[m] +6012 402 2992
[e] patsy.gooi@kechara.com

Kechara Soup Kitchen Penang is located at 6, Halaman Ariffin (off Jalan Burmah), 10400 Penang.

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Patsy Gooi

A former full-time housewife, and married with three grown-up kids, I have been a student of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche for 15 years. During this time, I benefited a lot from His Eminence’s teachings and activities, so in 2010 I decided to leave my comfort zone. With His Eminence’s blessings, I established and now manage Kechara Paradise Penang.

A few months later, I decided to set up Kechara Soup Kitchen in Penang, to feed the homeless and urban poor. A Penang native, I was saddened to see the plight of the homeless on our streets and wanted to do something to help them. As my purpose is to share what I have learned with the public, I decided to share what I have learned about compassion in the most active way I know how.

3 Responses to KSK Penang

  1. can i join for just a few day as a member?because i want to do social work during my coming holiday.thanks

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  3. Hello,

    I would like to know how to be volunteer? What procedure and what documents need to submit?