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Penang Thaipusam: A Kavadi Carrier

A Kavadi carrier making his pilgrimage to the hilltop temple during the Thaipusam festival in Penang.

Penang Street Food: Tandoori Chicken and Naan Set

A typical set of Tandoori Chicken and Naan bread usually found in the many ‘mamak’ coffeeshops across Malaysia, including Penang too. The Naan bread can be eaten on its own but it is usually served together with the tender Tandoori Chicken, dhal, mint sauce and onions.

Penang Hindu Temple: The Waterfall Temple Arch

A beautiful arch-entrance to the Waterfall Hilltop Temple, Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani in Penang.

Wishing all Hindus a Happy Deepavali!

Penang Hindu Temple: A Rooftop of Deities

The intricately sculptured roof of Thanni Malai Murugan Temple, part of the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani (The Waterfall Hilltop Temple) complex in Penang.

Butterworth Bagan: Sree Maha Mariamman Devasthanam Hindu Temple

Sree Maha Mariamman Devasthanam Hindu Temple is an old and historical Hindu temple located at the Bagan Luar area in Butterworth. The temple was found to have originated from a small hut built by the local Hindu community here in 1853 as a place of worship for the Hindu mother deity Amman. Subsequently, the temple underwent additional renovation and expansion into a beautiful and impressive temple complex today.

Butterworth Street Art: A Kavadi Bearer

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An old art work featuring a Kavadi bearer located nearby the Indian temple, Sree Maha Mariamman Temple, in Butterworth.

Penang Thaipusam: A Kavadi Carrier

A Kavadi carrier walking through the crowded road to the temple during the Thaipusam festival in Penang.

Penang Thaipusam Festival 2018

Scenes from the Thaipusam festival celebration in Penang.
A Hindu festival mostly celebrated by the Tamil community every year, the Thaipusam festival for this year falls on the 31st January. The most notable or intriguing scene from this festival is the kavadi-bearers, devotees who usually had their bodies pierced while undergoing a pilgrimage as part of their offerings for their gods during the festival.

Within the Hindu Hill Temple

The interior of the Waterfall Hilltop Temple, a famous Hindu temple located near the Botanic Gardens.

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