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. Along the way, our guide Charlotte will explain about the legends and rituals of Thaipusam and a chance to observe the procession and enjoy the atmosphere, music, chanting and clapping of the participants. At the temple, see how the devotees prepare for this momentous walk. The bus then takes us to the end of the procession where you can witness the devotees taking out the spikes with nary a drop of blood.
Please dress modestly and put on ‘easy to slip on-off’ footwear.
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Time: 9 am to 12 noon
Meet: Carpark in front of Newton Food Centre.
Member price: 39$
Non-member price: 59$
Please note that photographs might be taken throughout the event which will be used by German Association for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website and in social media. By attending this event you consent to such.