Sunday, 8 February 2009

PERHENTIAN ISLAND and SSS

MONSOON is over here. Time to head to one of our islands in the East Coast. Some pictures have been posted before, now recycling for SSS. There are beaches and islands on the West Coast and I find them unappealing unless one go to Penang for the local culture and food...and then, there's Perhentian Island on the EAST Coast.

Boat ride from Kuala Besut to Perhentian.


Beach bumming was fun.



Emi with her own shadow in the water.



Eli.



D clowning around and plenty of fish shadows everywhere.



Come and join us for Shadow Shot Sunday with Hey Harriet.

After almost 2 weeks of Chinese New Year holidays, I was just getting the hang of work and it's another public holiday here next Monday. It's Thaipusam. Where 1.3 million people are expected to visit our Batu Caves here, all to pay homage to Lord Murugan, a Hindu deity worshipped by Tamil Indians here.
Up close with the statue. Picture courtesy of Batu Caves - Wikipedia


I took this picture of Lord Murugan last year and you can walk up the 272 steps into this limestone cave to see ornate Hindu shrine. This statue is 42.7 meter high and the tallest Lord Murugan in the world.


Some go through a 48 days of mental and spiritual meditation and on vegetarian meals. Some shaved their heads, offer milk and some carry the kavadi, below picture courtesy of The Star.


I am staying far away from Batu Caves this weekend but look forward to blog about it soon. Happy weekend everyone.