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Community 31 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

New RM5mil home for temple

Penang Hindu Endowment Board commissioner P.K. Subbaiyah said earthworks for the new temple buil-ding, which began on Feb 3 last year, had been completed.

Nation 31 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Temple awaiting ministry reply

Although Visit Malaysia 2007 has already kicked off, the management committee of one of the top tourist attractions in the country - Batu Caves - has not received any reply from the Tourism Ministry on its proposal to beautify the temple.

Community 31 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Stepping out with faith

Devotees throng Batu Caves as they fulfil vows made to Lord Muruga. They walk barefooted under a blistering sun, indifferent to the grime and dirt on the road as they bear milk pots, careful not to spill a drop. Thaipusam has begun.

Community 31 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Elephants lead devotees up temple

PENANGB>:/BTo the ceaseless chant of 'I>vel-vel/I>', 'I>arogara/I>' and 'I>vetrivel mu-ruga/I>', elephants Ta and Yui led hun-dreds of devotees up the 279 steps to the Arulmigu Balathandayutha-pani Hilltop Temple in a special ce-remony in conjunction with Thaipu-sam.

Community 29 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Special ceremony in conjunction with Thaipusam

A special ceremony to signify the actual meaning of Thaipusam will be held for the first time in Penang in conjunction with the festival.

Community 29 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Road closure from Wednesday

SEVERAL roads in Penang will be closed for the three-day Thaipusam festival which will begin on Wed-nesday.

Community 28 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

700,000 expected in Penang for festival

Penang Hindu Endowment Board commissioner P.K. Sub-baiyah said yesterday besides Batu Caves in Selangor, the festival was celebrated on a grand scale at the Balathandayuthapani Hilltop Temple at Waterfall Road.

Lifestyle 07 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Neptune’s music

MASTER I>shakuhachi/Iplayer John Kaizan Neptune will be performing tomorrow and on Saturday at Alexis Bistro and Wine Bar, Ground Floor Menara Great Eastern, 303, Jalan Ampang in Kuala Lumpur.

Nation 23 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Batu Caves now on world map for Hindu pilgrims

Many foreigners are making a beeline to Malaysia to fulfil their vows at the Batu Caves temple here, heralding a new wave of pilgrimage tourism in the country.

Lifestyle 17 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

An animated offering

CHOY SU-LING takes in two wildly different dance productions over the last weekend and comes away impressed by both for different reasons.