Tag Archives: Malaysia

Thaipusam

I have a short article and a few images published in the current edition of South East Asia Backpacker magazine. The article is on the Thaipusam Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. You can read the current issue online here: http://issuu.com/southeastasiabackpacker/docs/magazine_issue22

(Hint: I start on page 14.)

It’s interesting how this magazine stuff works. I intended it to be more of a photo essay with just a short story to provide some background information. I submitted 18 images to go with the story. They ended up using only a couple of them, and not necessarily the ones I feel are the strongest images. I guess it comes down to the space available and how the magazine is laid out. I haven’t read the article in the magazine yet, either. I’ve been afraid to see how much they may have edited it, or even worse, maybe not edited it at all.

I posted a teaser image a few months back, but I’m posting the rest of the images now that didn’t get published. You’ll have to go to the magazine link above to see the published ones and read the article.

Little Girl - Thaipusam 2012

Little Girl - Thaipusam 2012

Leading the Way - Thaipusam 2012

Leading the Way - Thaipusam 2012

Procession - Thaipusam 2012

Procession - Thaipusam 2012

Haircut - Thaipusam 2012

Haircut - Thaipusam 2012

Bathing - Thaipusam 2012

Bathing - Thaipusam 2012

Hanging Limes - Thaipusam 2012

Hanging Limes - Thaipusam 2012

Offering - Thaipusam 2012

Offering - Thaipusam 2012

The Line to the Top - Thaipusam 2012

The Line to the Top - Thaipusam 2012

Watching - Thaipusam 2012

Watching - Thaipusam 2012

Rooster - Thaipusam 2012

Rooster - Thaipusam 2012

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Grounded, in black and white

Today’s Photo

Continuing the black and white series, this is another one from the boat yard at Langkawi Island in Malaysia. I’ve posted a couple from this location in the past.

Grounded

Grounded - Langkawi, Malaysia

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Washing by the River

Today’s Photo

This is from the Thaipusam Festival at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. At the festival, tens of thousands of devotees of the Hindu faith come to pay homage to Lord Murugan. Prior to climbing 272 steps up to the Temple Caves, the worshipers will wash themselves near the Sungei Batu (Rocky River). The festival is known for the devotees who pierce themselves with skewers and fish hooks as acts of penance.

Later this year I am scheduled to have a photo essay on the Thaipusam Festival published in SE Asia Backpacker magazine.

Washing

Washing - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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A Line in the Sand

Today’s Photo

Langkawi Island was one of my favorite places in Malaysia.

Line in the Sand

Line in the Sand - Langkawi, Malaysia

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Maintenance Required

Today’s Photo

Boatyards are often nasty places as far as chemicals and pollution are concerned. And in developing countries there seems to be less concern, or understanding, regarding what these chemicals can do to the environment. At least they can add some color to a photo.

Maintenance Required

Maintenance Required - Langkawi, Malaysia

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