2011 Thaipusam in Singapore

20 Jan

procession during thaipusam

Thaipusam Procession


During lunch time this afternoon, I decided to hop over (yes, pun intended – it is CNY 2011 – Year of the Rabbit) to Somerset MRT. Looked around and shot some pictures. Then walked towards the National Museum.

Saw that there were security guards on the road. What was the occasion I wondered? Smack! Hey, today is Thaipusam!

Isn’t it lucky I was at the right place, at the right moment with a camera along?

Thaipusam is celebrated by Hindu devotees in worship of Lord Murugan. The festival occurs between January to February in the Tamil calendar.

Pictures below. See you on the next post!

[Edit – amended – Thaipusam is not the festival of lights. Rather it is Deepavali. Thanks to Anonymous.]

Festival of Light

Devotees during Thaipusam Procession

Thaipusam in Singapore

Road block during Thaipusam Procession


Waiting to cross the road


Crossing the road - Thaipusam

Road block - Thaipusam Procession

Thaipusam Procession


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2 responses to “2011 Thaipusam in Singapore

  1. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    thaipusam is not festival of lights

    • hasayang

      January 24, 2011 at 8:39 pm

      Oops. Read that in a newspaper. It’s Deepavali that is the festival of lights. Thanks for noting that. Corrections done.


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