Chariot procession - 7th Feb 5am at Tank Road SPT
Devotees preparation and shaving heads - 8th Feb (12am - 3am) at Serangoon Road SSPT
Kavadis and Milk Carriers procession -
a) normal lightings without using flash - 8th Feb (8am - 3pm) between SSPT to SPT
b) lighted kavadis and nite ambience shooting with flash - 8th Feb (5pm - 9pm) between SSPT to SPT
My recommendation is see what time you are free..head down to SSPT and moved towards SPT with the procession. It will be very eventful along this route with many street photography opportunity.
Like what 1 of the member have mention, bring along a plastic bag and wear slippers, remove foot wear when entering temple. Put ur slippers in the plastic bag and carry with you.
For those heading down to SSPT..try to come down from Lavender St...i've tried going up from little india..very crowded hardly can move along the streets.
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>Chariot procession - 7th Feb 5am at Tank Road SPT
Most of the past photos I see, seem to come from the 2nd day? Kavadi,etc.
Is the 7th feb event a short one? What else is there to see, thks.
so who's going and when you're going?
Traffic Arrangements for Thaipusam Festival 2009
The annual Thaipusam Festival 2009 will be held on Sunday, 8 February 2009 . There will be a religious foot procession between 0001hrs on Sunday, 8 February 2009 to 0001hrs on Monday, 9 February 2009 . The foot procession will start from Sri Sinivasa Perumal Temple at Serangoon Road and move towards Sri Thandayuthapani Temple at Tank Road via Serangoon Road , Selegie Road , Orchard Road , Penang Road , Clemenceau Ave and Tank Road .
In conjunction with this celebration, there will also be a motorized chariot procession on 7 February 2009 between 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. from Sri Thandayuthapani Temple at Tank Road to Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple at Keong Saik Road .
To facilitate the traffic arrangements for the event on 8 February 2009 , the following road closures will be enforced at the various timings:
Just be extra vigilant as this Thaipusam falls on a weekend and there'll be a lot of Foreign workers and locals in the Little India and Tank road area, in case things go pear shape.
the route will start from serangoon road all the way down to selegie up till YMCA there then turn right and then turn left at clemenceau. then all the way up to tank road.
A good position to snipe would be to arm urself with a long lens and station urself at parklane overhead bridge. From the top, you can snipe. : )
For a change of angle, walk down the stairs and shoot.
" seermEvum ettikkudi vAzhum ...... vEl vEl
theyvAnai thannudaiya maNALanE ...... vA vA ... ... ... ... 1
pArpugazhum sindhuthamizh pAda ...... vEl vEl
pannirukai AaNdiyE munnaruLa ...... vA vA ... ... ... ... 2
echcharikkai endRidumban kURa ...... vEl vEl
irupuRamum kAvadigaL nindRidudhE ...... vA vA ... ... ... ... 3
pachchaimayil ERugindRa bAlA ...... vEl vEl
pakshamvaiththu en kaliyai theerththidavE ...... vA vA ... ... ... ... 4 "
Waiting for this day.Hope everybody get the best shot... Good luck guys
Mee Poh Man. "I am kampong man"
I was wondering about the Silver Chariot Procession... according to the HEB website it will stop at two places (S Bridge Rd and Keong Saik Road) on Saturday morning. Can't wake up for the super-early events lah... Does anyone know what I should be looking out for here?
And thanks for the slippers / plastic bag tip! My first Thaipusam also, heh.