Outbreak 2021: What We Can Learn From Recent Thaipusam Fiasco?

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What signifies Thaipusam celebrations in Malaysia? If you are in Klang Valley, it will be a trip to Batu Caves and climb up 272 steps all the way up to the caves with a kavadi. An image of Batu Caves in the 1950s. Image source: Astro Ulagam

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Religion 101: Wrong Moves in the Name of Religion Part 2

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The issue of religion in this country has been a very sticky issue especially when it comes to issues relating to Muslims and Non Muslims.

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Religion 101: Thaipusam Scary Trip to Batu Caves 2009 Part 3

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Trust me, sometimes dark alleys can be scary in the wee morning especially when one is coming back to his parked car after going to Batu Caves during Thaipusam. Image source: Photo by Pixabay from Pexels)

I don’t know why but I guess standing in a sea of rubbish was making everyone crazy.

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Religion 101: Thaipusam Scary Trip to Batu Caves 2009 Part 2

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The idea of parking the car in the industrial area for the trip to Batu Caves during Thaipusam came from my sister who has parked many times before but not at night and certainly not when creepy characters are lurking in the dark alleys. Image source: Google Map

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Religion 101: Thaipusam Scary Trip to Batu Caves 2009 Part 1

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(Batu Caves – best visited on any day except on Thaipusam. Less crowd and easy parking but a big miss on interesting kavadis. Image source: http://www.malaysiasite.nl)

It is has been a long weekend for me. We managed to get some outstanding things done during the holidays but it comes at a price – body aching and foot pain. It gets worse once I reached the office, only to find urgent things to be done in the next 2 days and a meeting scheduled at night in KL.

Certainly, this is not the way to start the week.

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The unveiling of the World Tallest Lord Murugan Statue

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On 28th January 2005, the world’s tallest Lord Murugan’s statue was unveiled in Batu Caves. The statue is 42.7 meters tall and presently is the tallest in the world presently. The temple officials are hoping that it will be listed in Guinness Book of World Record. There were other records too:-

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