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[Photowalk] Thaipusam 2016 @ Batu Caves Malaysia

[Photowalk] Thaipusam Festival at Batu Caves Malaysia 2016 Last year was my first time to pay a visit to Batu Caves for Thaipusam Festival thanks to Robin Wong and friends. This year, I went to Batu Caves again with Raymond and girlfriend since this will be her first time seeing the festival in real time. This time we drove and parked our car near one of the petrol station in Batu Caves area. Reached around 6.31 am  and started shooting around the river since the preparation for Thaipusam started there. Noted they have renovated the shower area with proper marble stone but kinda block views for photographers. When compared to last year Thaipusam Festival, I find that less crowded this time. Maybe because I came at a different timing and it was easier to climb uphill to reach the top too. Instead of having multiple post about Thaipusam, I am going to finalize the photos and frame them in Instagram square size. Hope you like the Thaipusam photos that I captured at Batu Ca

[Photowalk] Thaipusam 2015 Batu Caves [Part 4]: That Precious Moments

Blessing @ Thaipusam Batu Caves Harloo guys, today is the final part of my Thaipusam photo series and I got a few favourite shots being displayed here. Can you guess which one is my favourite?? Or you can tell me which is your favourite =) All photos were captured using Nikon D800 and paired with Nikkor 85mm F1.8 or my #TCFisheye lens for the wide view~

Photowalk to Thaipusam 2015 Batu Caves [Part 3]: Shave & Shower

Thaipusam 2015 Batu Caves - Shave & Shower Happy CNY to you guys who still celebrating it especially "Bai Ti Gong" this Thursday. I still remember I can see a lot of huge fireworks that day. Okie this is the continuation of my Thaipusam 2015 @ Batu Caves photo post and this time I would like to feature moments captured at the riverside. Where you see people taking shower after shaved their head and get blessing from the god before carry a barrel of milk and going up hill to Batu Caves. Photos are captured using Nikon D800 and paired with Nikkor 85mm F1.8 or my #TCFisheye lens for the wide view~

Photowalk to Thaipusam 2015 Batu Caves [Part 2]: 272 steps to the top

Photowalk to Thaipusam 2015 Batu Caves [Part 2]: Kid's gorgeous big eyes If you haven't read my first post about Thaipusam @ Batu Caves 2015 , go read it now as these photo stories are connected. To get to the top of Batu Caves, everyone need to queue up in the jam-packed crowd and trying not to fall down or being suffocated (especially kids who join the queue). I believe we've spent at least an hour in the crowd just to reach the starting of the stairs. Apparently there are three rows of queue but only two passage available to go up. Therefore some of them shouted and complain as there were a few devotees who can't stand it and pass out. That was the time people around get even angrier and shout out even louder. That was the time the queue started to move a little bit faster. Since we were stuck among packed crowd, there was nothing much to shoot as your eye view will be about people's head and it was hard to switch lenses. This time I use mainly the 8 m

Photowalk to Thaipusam 2015 Batu Caves [Part 1]: Sit Female Coach for the first time

Thaipusam 2015 Batu Caves Malaysia celebrate Thaipusam every year and it is always a grand festival in Batu Caves. Honestly, we ourselves as a Malaysian should go there at least once in a lifetime because tourist from oversea came all the way for this!! Since I am staying not that far from Batu Caves, so why shouldn't I go? That's what I was thinking when Robin and friend asked if I wanna join the photowalk. Although it wasn't comfortable when you were stuck between the mountain of people, it was a great experience for me to understand more about Thaipusam and the culture in a very close distance. We meet at KTM Tasik Selatan as early as 3am to avoid crowd and KTM service was available specially for Thaipusam season. The counter was closed and the gate was open, so we just went in the station without paying tickets for the first time. That was our first time sitting in the KTM female coach without worry of being starred or chased away by the ladies haha.

Thaipusam 2015 @ Batu Caves (Sneak Peek)

Thaipusam 2015 @ Batu Caves, Malaysia Holla guys, last few days were long holidays and where did you go to?? I was fortunate enough to have a bunch of photographer friends who "ajak" me for a photography outing at  Batu Caves for Thaipusam. I gotta say although this outing was kinda challenging when you are stuck inside the crowd who wanna go uphill, it is a must try experience especially if you are a Malaysian.  I am currently processing client's wedding photos so I am not able to process these batch of photos yet. Maybe I shall skip more events so I have more time for Adobe Lightroom haha. If you have blogged about Thaipusam 2015 with many photos do leave your link at the comment section below so I can pay a visit. Till then, get ready for a wonderful Wednesday peeps. Take care~ PS: Thanks Robin Wong and friends for the photography outing that day. Detailed photo post for Thaipusam will be out in future yo Thanks for reading! Press the "