Thaipusam 2011 @ Batu Caves

Posted: January 20, 2011 in Sights
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The best time to bring guests to Batu Caves (and wow them) ? Thaipusam !

 KTM Komuter had extended the line to directly service Batu Caves since July ( or was it June) 2010. So, it was rather convenient, I remember the year before we had to disembarked  at Sentul and then board another KTM train ( the normal slow train) to get to Batu Caves . And the best thing was – during Thaipusam, KTM offered special discounts for the train tickets, our ticket from KL Sentral to Batu Caves only cost RM1 !

Once we got off at Batu Caves station, the first thing that hit us was – The PM’s voice over the PA. We thought it was a recorded speech until we saw the PM in person at the dais. 

As expected- there was a big and colourful crowdPeople everywhere

 Devotees fulfilling their vows

Kavadi of various shapes and sizes

No age limit

Awesome feats

 Supporters and family members giving the kavadi bearer a much needed foot massage

This was the third time i witnessed Thaipusam at Batu Caves and it managed to amaze me each and everytime…for older postings on Thaipusam, please click here and here

Comments
  1. sumptuous® says:

    All the needles and skewers give me the shivers! Did you participate in any of those?

  2. pegasuskl says:

    You so timid one meh Alpha ? No la..i am merely a spectator not a participant. My colleague walked 7 hours from KL to Batu Caves , i am thinking i might try that one day- one of the attraction is the (free) food available along the way.😛 . Wanna try ah ?

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