Saturday, 20 February 2010

Thaipusam @ Batu Caves

Timing is right and I find myself in KL again in time for Thaipusam this year. So this year I actually pulled myself outta bed before 5am and went to Batu Caves again (still late, as some of my friends were there from 3.30am!).

What’s different this time? Well, firstly the crowds climbing up were not as crowded, so I managed to actually get up to the caves this time.

going up

Not too crowded at 5am…

 in the caves

Inside the caves…

going down

And the queue coming down from the caves…

 

And I also noticed a few more details this time round.

apples and orangescoconuts!

in chains errr...

Instead of the normal oranges and apples, I saw coconuts hanging on hooks this time. Also saw people carrying chains around themselves. And I also noticed people actually rolling up to the base of the stairs… 

rolling

Who them proceeded to crawl up the stairs, and finally walk into the temple at the caves.

 crawling in tranze

And finally, I leave you with my favourite pic of the day.

haircut

Haircut anyone?

2 comments:

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Great photos, Dr Nat! Really captured the spirit of the event. The hook ones are gruesome! Aiyo, I'll never look at apples and oranges the same way again!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Great photos, Dr Nat! Really captured the spirit of the event. The hook ones are gruesome! Aiyo, I'll never look at apples and oranges the same way again!