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RolyPoly
22-01-2008, 07:10 PM
I am planning to join the Thaipusam celebration at Batu Caves tomorrow and to capture soem photos of the celebration. Anyone has any idea what's the best way to get there? Where to park if I were to drive? What is the best time to be there?

Someone suggested taking LRT/Komuter. But I have not tried going there before. How should I go about doing it? Would anyone know?

Appreciate input from anyone who has gone to Batu Caves for Thaipusam.

Thanks.

Jaytea
22-01-2008, 07:29 PM
i went a few years ago at 2am on wee hours of Thaipusam morning.
it was packed, and the activity had already started which makes sense cos the chariot had already arrived.
it's also cooler.
and very well lit.
we parked along the road.

tv smith has photos up on his site
http://www.mycen.com.my/sightings/sightings220108_chariot.html

sinleong
22-01-2008, 09:29 PM
apparently some people are calling for a boycott of batu caves this year

Sugarfree
22-01-2008, 10:57 PM
apparently some people are calling for a boycott of batu caves this yearYeah, an Indian friend told me that, too.

RolyPoly
23-01-2008, 12:17 AM
apparently some people are calling for a boycott of batu caves this year


What's the reason for the boycott?
Alamak......

hhtee
23-01-2008, 12:46 AM
hey. I also heard of the same thing. I heard about people not wanting to rent the stalls during that day

sinleong
23-01-2008, 01:37 AM
apparently the temple management called the police in to whack the hindraf protesters and just stood by and watched... something in that line...

besitai2007
23-01-2008, 09:36 AM
What's the reason for the boycott?
Alamak......
Read the mainstream blogs about what happened to HINDRAF supporters at Batu Caves during the last HINDRAF demosntration and you will know. ;)

firefox
23-01-2008, 01:27 PM
I dont understand why some Hindus need to turn this religious important event of their lives to a political one, btw Batu Caves scenerio at the moment is the same like any other year.

Happy Thaipusum to all Hindu forumers.

hhtee
23-01-2008, 01:29 PM
I dont understand why some Hindus need to turn this religious important event of their lives to a political one, btw Batu Caves scenerio at the moment is the same like any other year.

Happy Thaipusum to all Hindu forumers.
really ar? Ai yo. I thought nobody would turn up in Batu Caves :D

AllUrban
23-01-2008, 02:26 PM
the special train from Sentul to Batu Caves is still running this year...plus more KTM Komuter service

next year you will be able to get to Batu Caves faster, thanks to the double tracking of the line...

Cheers, m

firefox
23-01-2008, 02:51 PM
Most tv stations are giving extensive coverage of this religious event and the crowd participating are massive and overwhelming.

usjhomer
23-01-2008, 06:58 PM
Check this out

http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/1640/46/

whether accurate or not i cannot determine - conclude at your own discretion

sinleong
23-01-2008, 07:05 PM
i'm beginning to wonder if it is really samy vellu's maths that screwed us up big time in toll negotiations...

he claimed 21000 people turned up and packed a hall with capacity of 3000.

now, he claims there were 1 million people at batu caves yesterday when only tens of thousands of people turned up....

silver_bird
24-01-2008, 12:24 AM
The thread : "How to get to Batu Caves for Thaipusam celebration" got hijacked and ended up to Hindraf's home, ha-ha-ha .....

Anyway .....
Lower Thaipusam turnout leads to wasted food
http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Wednesday/NewsBreak/20080123192643/Article/index_html

sinleong
24-01-2008, 08:26 AM
that's a fresh... nst being honest for once.
the star propaganda spin said 1 million visitors at batu caves...

anyway guys, i sympathize with the hindraf guys but thaipusam is a hindu religious celebration and shouldn't be mixed with politics. sports and religions should never mix with politics.

hhtee
24-01-2008, 08:37 AM
has anyone came across websites showing pictures of "poor turnout" ?

sinleong
24-01-2008, 09:21 AM
this is difficult to do la... like the bersih rally..i can take pics at one corner and make you think there were 500,000 people there. there are also some corners which make you think there are only 100 people...

best is to hear eye witness account

BatuGajah
24-01-2008, 09:56 AM
anyway guys, i sympathize with the hindraf guys but thaipusam is a hindu religious celebration and shouldn't be mixed with politics.

You have a point I agree at most times...but this I look at it as a show of UNITY againt oppression and injustice.

" NONE of us is as loud as ALL of us "!!!

VeeJay
24-01-2008, 03:47 PM
has anyone came across websites showing pictures of "poor turnout" ?

You could view it here...which I presume was taken from various websites...

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Indian-Malaysian/message/21241
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Indian-Malaysian/message/21236
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Indian-Malaysian/message/21235
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Indian-Malaysian/message/21231
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Indian-Malaysian/message/21230


This one indicates rise in Port Klang temple...which makes sense..
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Indian-Malaysian/message/21233

firefox
24-01-2008, 04:02 PM
The numbers is immaterial its the outcome of the general election thats is paramount!! To whom will they put the cross!!