First International Stop – Malaysia

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Departing Monday, February 6, 2006

Delta Airlines # 8957 (China Airlines # CI 7) – Los Angeles (LAX) to Taipei, Taiwan, Taipei Chiang Kai Shek (TPE)
China Airlines # 665 – Taipei, Taiwan, Taipei Chiang Kai Shek, (TPE) to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Int’l (KUL)

This flight arrives on Wednesday.

Total duration: 22hr 50min | Total miles: 8792 miles

Staying four nights at Red Palm Hostel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Thanks to the book my friend Kevin got me, I will hopefully attend the Thaipusam Festival on Saturday, Feb 11th…

Malaysia celebrates numerous religious festivals, but the best known and most popular with tourists is the Hindu test of faith and endurance, Thaipusam, held at Batu Caves during the tenth month of the Hindu calendar. This festival, involving a procession of devotees carrying yokes (kavadi), bearing offerings, up hundreds of steps, is not for the squeamish. The bearers, in a trance-like state, are pierced with skewers through tongues and cheeks, with hooks and spears pierced through other body parts. The procession follows a ceremonial decorated chariot drawn by bullocks. Located at the Batu Caves, about seven miles north of Kuala Lumpur.

* Photo not by me.

One Thought on “First International Stop – Malaysia”

  1. Kevin Says:

    That festival is going to be amazing! Good luck man!

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