Fully booked – Guided Tour: THAIPUSAM

Date(s) - 05 February 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Newton Food Center


Dear Members & Friends,

Come join us for the next guided tour : Thaipusam, one of the most interesting Hindu festival during which devotees enter a trance like state and some have their bodies pierced by metal spikes.

A colourful procession then takes place with¬†participants carrying heavy, richly decorated “kavadis” from a temple in Serangoon Road and walk 4 km¬†to another Hindu temple. Along the way, our guide Charlotte will explain about the legends and rituals¬†of Thaipusam and a chance to observe the procession and enjoy the atmosphere, music, chanting and¬†clapping of the participants. At the temple, we will see how the devotees prepare for this momentous walk. The¬†bus then takes us to the end of the procession where you can witness the devotees taking out the spikes¬†with nary a drop of blood.

Please note:
1. Please dress modestly and put on comfortable foot wear that is easy to slip on/off as they have to be removed at the entrances to the temples.
2. There is no refreshments stop, so please a bottle of water.

Date: Sunday 5th of February 2023

Time: 9 am to 12 pm

Fees: $45 for members, $55 for non-members

Meeting point: In front of Newton Hawker Centre facing the parking.

I am looking forward to seeing you there !

Kind regards,

Registration is mandatory if you wish to attend this event.

Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice will not be refunded.

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No-shows & cancellations fees:

No-shows will be charged. Free cancellation can be done till 2 days prior to the event by sending an email to: ecteam@swiss-sg.org. Cancellations made later will be charged the event costs.

This event is fully booked.