A man making or mending a fishing net at an old shophouse in George Town.
Local folks enjoying breakfast at a kopitiam in a market area in George Town.
An old fisherman fixing and repainting his boat at the shore of Butterworth’s coastal area.
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For these devotees, they were pulling the large chariot for the Hindu goddess Kali via ropes which were hooked to the back of their bodies.
Piercing is very common for the devotees.
For some, it was a family affair.
Ropes with hooks attached at the back of the devotees.
Devotees usually prepare for the celebration by cleansing themselves through prayer and fasting approximately 48 days before Thaipusam.
During this day, devotees will shave their heads and undertake a pilgrimage along a set route while engaging in various acts of devotion, notably carrying various types of kavadi (burdens). In Penang, the pilgrimage’s common destination is the Waterfall Hill Temple.
Hindus generally take a vow to offer a kavadi to a deity or god for the purpose of tiding over or averting a great calamity.
More scenes can be found HERE.
The Penang State Government had, in recent years, designated a special bicycle-only lane on the roads around George Town in Penang due to the popularity of cycling on the island.