Monday, February 9, 2009

Thaipusam 2009

Thaipusam is a Hindu festival to ask for forgiveness of their sins, to redeem their bad deeds. This means there will be lots of self-sacrificing acts. The following pictures may cause some uneasiness. Please proceed at your own risk!

The annual Thaipusam procession in Singapore starts at the Hindu temple in Serangoon Road, near Farrer Park MRT station along the North-East line, ends at the Hindu temple at Tank Road, which is just a stone's throw away from Orchard Road.

Thaipusam is a Hindu Festival, but somehow the Chinese Monkey King managed to sneaked into the procession. Look at those typical Chinese Monkey King portraits.

And this Hindu devotee is actually wearing the portrait of the Chinese Monkey King on his chest.

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