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    Anyone shooting this year's Thaipusam?

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    hmm.its on 5th Feb, a thursday leh

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    Quote Originally Posted by oeyvind
    Anyone shooting this year's Thaipusam?
    I'll be there taking part in the walking on 4th Feb Night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reno77
    I'll be there taking part in the walking on 4th Feb Night.
    wheres it happening ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reno77
    I'll be there taking part in the walking on 4th Feb Night.
    You mean just walking, or fire-walking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST1100
    You mean just walking, or fire-walking?
    guys you might want to check out this site http://www.heb.gov.sg/festivals.html

    Thaipusam is when the devotees carry the kavadi (not sure if i spelt it correctly) according to the above site, fire walking is a seperate festival in october.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiama
    hmm.its on 5th Feb, a thursday leh
    hmm... my office near serangoon rd, mebbe can shoot a couple of pics on that day.


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    Hi

    i will go there again, like last yr.... it was a great time

    Thaipusam 2003
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiama
    hmm.its on 5th Feb, a thursday leh
    is tat a sch holiday?????????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by West_ray
    is tat a sch holiday?????????????????
    up to u if u want it to be

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiama
    up to u if u want it to be
    wah piangz ... tat means it's not a public holiday liao loh .... gotta give this yr thaipusam a miss liao ...

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    Hello Everyone,
    Actually I didn't realize this year's Thaipusam is on the 5th Febuary until I saw this thread.

    But last year, I was on a bus, driving through Little India and witnessed the "walking" ceremony and it's really cool. I'm planning to take pictures at Thaipusam this year.

    But I do have a few questions regarding about taking pictures from the ceremony...

    1. Do I need a permit?
    2. Am I allowed to use a flash?
    3. Am I allowed to take pictures (using the flash) of the participants dancing, jumping, walking etc... ?
    4. Are women allowed to be there during the entire ceremony?
    5. Any sort of taboo during Thaipusam?

    Many thanks to those who can share their experiences!

    Regards,
    -Michelle-

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren
    hmm... my office near serangoon rd, mebbe can shoot a couple of pics on that day.



    hi there may i know where exactly the location of taipusam and what time they're going to start?...thnks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mich_2103
    1. Do I need a permit?
    2. Am I allowed to use a flash?
    3. Am I allowed to take pictures (using the flash) of the participants dancing, jumping, walking etc... ?
    4. Are women allowed to be there during the entire ceremony?
    5. Any sort of taboo during Thaipusam?
    1. nope.... i shot last yr early morning (from 6 am) starting from one of the temples..... i've heard of pple staying overnight the night before to photograph all the preparation activities....

    2) yes...

    3) yes..except u may need to take off ur shoes if u wanna go inside the halls during some of the prayer rituals...

    4) think so..

    5) eh dun try to interfere with wat they are doing and u're generally ok

    take a look at my gallery from last yr's thaipusam ....u can see that one can shoot almost anything provided u're sensitive to wat they are doing and keep out of the way
    David Teo
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    nobody mentioned wat the the fire walking takes place .. all happens before 6 am? 3-6 am?

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    Always wish I could do follow & shoot the Thaipusam.
    At tips on what photogear to bring there? (e.g monopod, what lens? etc etc)

    Also if I'm riding there, where's the best place to park? Thanks!!!

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    if riding, you can park your car at the national library. and catch the marching just opposite of YMCA.

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    where is the exact location of the firewalking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clown
    where is the exact location of the firewalking?
    Devotees are carrying Sipke / Chariot Kavadis and are not firewalking. From what I gather they are staring from Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple.

    Have a read here. http://www.heb.gov.sg/temp-thaipusam2004.html
    Last edited by Noir; 4th February 2004 at 06:43 PM.

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    Who's going? Meet where?

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