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Tour: Thaipusam

  • 25 Jan 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Farrer Park MRT
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Thaipusam, one of the most interesting Hindu festival during which devotees enter a trance like state and some have their bodies pierced by metal spikes. A colourful procession then takes place with participants carrying heavy, richly decorated 'kavadis' from a temple in Serangoon Road and walk 4 km to another Hindu temple. Before heading to the temple to see how the devotees prepare for this momentous walk, our guide Charlotte will explain about the legends and rituals of Thaipusam. At the temple, enjoy the atmosphere, music, chanting and clapping of the participants. We will then take the MRT to the 2nd temple where the procession ends, and the devotees, after paying their respects to the Gods, have the spikes of the kavadi removed with nary a drop of blood.

Please note:

1. Please dress modestly andput on comfortable footwear that is easy to slip on/off as they have to be removed at the entrances to the temples. Please bring wet wipes if you would like to clean your feet after.

2. There is no refreshments stop, so please bring a bottle of water, an umbrella and your EZ Link card as we will using the MRT and there will be a lot of walking.

Date:      Thursday, 25 January 2024

Time:     9 am to 12 noon

Meet:     Farrer Park MRT (Purple Line - NE8) Exit B street level

Member price: 39$ 

Non-member price: 49$ 

Please note: A minimum number of participants is needed for the tour to proceed. Tour will be cancelled should the required minimum number of participants not be met 2 days before the tour date. Your ticket will be refunded in this case.

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