Penang – Celebration of Thaipusam (1)

Today’s the eve of Thaipusam and I was fortunate to witnessed this celebration here in Penang  and to see  the silver chariot carrying Lord Murugan from the Kovil Veedu(House Temple) on Penang Street, Georgetown to Arulmigu Sri Balathandayuthapani Temple (Hilltop) along Jalan Waterfall.

Here are some of the photos I managed to capture…..

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Offerings to Lord Murugan..

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Devotees carrying the Kavadi..

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.. a relative helping to cool down the devotee carrying the kavadi by wiping his face with a wet towel. Usually during this time of the year.. it is  hot and they walk bare foot the whole route on the bitumen road.

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To be continued…

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Hong Kong – Bus trip to Tai O (3)

This is the 3rd part (and final one) of my trip to Tai O pictures.

Below is the shot of entrance to the Tai O Heritage Hotel. They even built a lift to help the elderly or disable to go up to the hotel.

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Shaolin Wushu Cultural Center in Tai O…

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Doggie potty….

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More pictures of the stilt houses along the way and deeper into the Tai O.

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The house converted into a restaurant. You could see that they maintain the interior.

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During low tide….

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Look at the size of this house. It is really narrow and small.

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Hope you enjoyed it. Stay tuned for my next blog.