Thaipusam in Malaysia, Singapore and on Instagram

I’ve written about Thaipusam in the past on this blog.  It’s a red-letter public holiday that is one of the Hindus’ most important days.  It is a colorful festive display with most of the celebrations focused in four locations: Penang, Ipoh, Batu Caves in Selangor, and Singapore.  Thaipusam is a really big deal.

It is also well captured on social media, especially Instagram. As a service to my readers, I’m curating the Thaipusam pictures that I’m finding on Instagram into a series on the Tumblr feed, livinginpenang-illustrated.  The Thaipusam pictures can be found under the hashtag #thaipusam.

Enjoy.

Thaipusam images

Thaipusam at Batu Caves 2015

Batu Caves

Young Thaipusam celebrant

Young Thaipusam celebrant

Silver Chariot in Penang, with KOMTAR in the background

Silver Chariot in Penang, with KOMTAR in the background

Thaipusam Chariot procession in Singapore

ThaipusamChariot procession in Singapore

Find more images from Thaipusam on the Tumblr.