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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Batu Caves and Thaipusam

Once a year, at the beginning of the year (date changes every year) there is a very intriguing festival called Thaipusam. Celebrated by the Malaysian Indians, the main place to go witness the activity is Batu Caves (just outside KL) and Sri Mahamariamman Temple near Central Market/Pasar Seni.

Brickfields near KL Sentral on the other hand has minimal festivities, and many tourists are often disappointed as they mistakingly expect this area to be the main focal point on this day. There may be other festivities all around KL (e.g: Gombak, Masjid Jamek ) but your best bet is really Batu Caves.

Visit this Link if you wish to understand more about this celebration.

Wikipedia: Thaipusam

Have a look at the photos below to give you a better idea of what to expect.

Batu caves with the world's tallest statue of Murugan.

Monkeys at Batu Caves: they get cheekier every year.

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