Archive for the tag 'Thaipusam'

Feb 08 2012

Photo essay: Thaipusam 2012 at Batu Caves

Published by under Festivals

For three days every year, the Batu Caves temple complex is at the centre of Malaysia’s most extraordinary religious event — the Hindu festival of Thaipusam. On the first day, a procession wends its way from central Kuala Lumpur to the complex, which is about 15km to the north.¬†Setting off just after midnight, it takes … read the full post

Jan 24 2012

The Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia

It’s a bit like waiting for a bus: you hang round for ages for a major festival, and then five come along in quick succession. First up is Deepavali, then Christmas, (Western) New Year, Chinese New Year, and last but not least, Thaipusam. The latter may not be well known outside southern India, but for … read the full post

Nov 22 2011

A day trip to the Hindu temple complex of Batu Caves

Published by under Kuala Lumpur excursions

Read any Tourism Malaysia publication, or scan its website, and you could be forgiven for thinking Kuala Lumpur has no public transport to speak of. The phrase “taxis are the most convenient mode of transport” appears with alarming regularity, even when Rapid KL buses, or walking, are viable options. But even Tourism Malaysia could not … read the full post