my fren who went down today, just message me.."hindu temple very nice, bo lang"
so i guess most of the activities will start later this evening..
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hide in the bag... hahaa...
I think good idea leh :P
There will be ushers giving out plastic bags near the temple at Tank Road and you'll notice that the devotees will put their shoes in the plastic bag and put it outside the temple.
I would suggest that you carry a backpack and place your shoes inside it so that you don't have to put it outside of the temple. YMMV.
As far as I know, the event will start tomorrow morning with the carrying of the spike kavadi starting on 220108(Tue) at 0200 hrs.
The brochure has been put up by the Hindu Endownment Board for all to see.
Traffic Arrangements for Thaipusam Festival 2008
The Thaipusam Festival 2008 will be held on Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008.
Starting from midnight on Monday, 21 Jan 2008 to midnight on Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008, about 10,000 devotees carrying kavadis and their supporters will walk from Sri Sinivasa Perumal Temple on Serangoon Road along Selegie Road, Penang Road and Clemenceau Ave to Sri Thandayuthapani Temple on Tank Road. Marshals engaged by The Hindu Endowment Board, who are the organisers of this event, will be on hand to assist. Please see Annex A for the foot procession route.
To facilitate this event, road and lane closures will take place from the evening of Monday, 21 Jan 08 to 2am on Wednesday, 23 Jan 08.
Public bus services affected by the closure of Tank Road and Clemenceau Avenue will be diverted. Please see Annex B for details.
- Starting from 6pm on Monday, 21 Jan 2008
Petain Road (between Sturdee Road and Serangoon Road); Hastings Road (between Serangoon Road and Clive Street); Campbell Lane (between Serangoon Road and Clive Street); Dunlop Street (between Clive Street and Serangoon Road) and Upper Dickson Road (between Serangoon Road and Clive Street) will be closed.
The right lanes of Serangoon Road , Selegie Road , Prinsep Street and Penang Road will also be closed.
- Starting from 7pm on Monday, 21 Jan 08
Tank Road will be closed.
- Starting from 9pm on Monday, 21 Jan 08
Clemenceau Avenue towards Penang Road will be closed to vehicular traffic.
In addition, on Monday, 21 Jan 08, a motorized chariot from Sri Thandayuthapani Temple on Tank Road will move to Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple on Keong Saik Road between 5am and 8am and then move back to Sri Thandayuthapani Temple between 5pm and 11.30pm the same evening.
Auxiliary police officers will escort the motorized chariot procession. These officers, engaged by the organisers, will also be deployed to regulate traffic and assist motorists throughout the event. Motorists are advised to comply with their directions. Police will also be deployed for crowd control and traffic management.
Motorists should avoid the route of the religious processions as well as the peripheral roads leading to the affected areas. Those intending to wait for the devotees at the end of the procession should do so at the URA car park along River Valley Rd next to ITS Centre. They should not wait along Clemenceau Avenue and River Valley Road. Parking restrictions along the procession route, the temple’s vicinity and the peripheral roads, will be strictly enforced.
Motorists heading towards the City area are advised to use the following alternative routes:
From north - via CTE/Bukit Timah Rd and Ophir Rd
From east - via ECP/Nicoll Highway/PIE
From west - via AYE/Jalan Bukit Merah/Keppel Rd
The public can contact the organiser at telephone number 6298 5771 for more details.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
18 January 2008 @ 3.00pm
Last edited by xtemujin; 21st January 2008 at 09:54 PM.
just came back from SPTT. it is really crowded (although i look like the only local photographer among a few foreigners).
i can only stand in every location transiently and avoid getting in the way. good luck to those guys moving in at midnight.
will be posting my thread shortly.
Last edited by xtemujin; 21st January 2008 at 11:52 PM.
just now went to take the silver chariot with a friend, not many photographer.
looks like everyone is getting ready for tomorrow which is whole day event.
Rest early guys
Going over there after work at 3pm...maybe goin to the Tank road temple also...who's going??
You better off at Serangoon Road temple where you can shoot them praying, setting up, piecing the needles, etc...
But then, who knows? I did get one or two nice pixs from Tank Road, except that they are not the usual type of Thaipusam pixs, just pixs of people.
The weather is good...2 more hrs to go.....shootz..
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