#3rd Day – Thaipusam and Golden Palm Tree

Our 3rd day of My Selangor Story 2013 started earlier than usual. It was because we wanted to see the Thai Poosam celebration in Batu Cave, and we had already known that the traffic to go the will be crazy, really crazy. Did you know, Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai ( usually in January or February).

We left Arenaa Star Luxury Hotel by 5.30 am to Batu Cave. On the way there, we stopped by in Warung Mamak for having our breakfast. I had some Nasi Lemak and Teh Tarik, nyam nyam..

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Nasi Lemak

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Chapati

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Kavadi, Batu Cave 2013

After having a nice breakfast, we left to Batu Cave. The traffic around there begun crazy, crowded by people and vehicles. Soon when we arrived there, I was astonished with the situation. I remembered first time visiting Batu Cave on 2010, was not like this. Today is crazy. A lot of people, stuffs, vehicles, etc. Out side of Batu Cave arena, the Indians were preparing their needs.

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Thaipusam Preparation 2013, Batu Cave

It was awesome. They looked very serious in preparing anything.  I continued walking inside the arena, and i was really surprised again. I saw billions of people were gathering in this place. Some were sitting, walking, and some other were worshiping.

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People in front of Batu Cave gate

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An old guy was seriously worshiping

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He was “talking” to God

This annually celebration is followed by almost most of Indian in Malaysia. Not only Indian, few Chinese were also involved in this celebration. At first, I was with Helga, a handsome and friendly blogger from Jakarta. But because of the situation was very crowded, we have separated before finally met again. I was still busy with taking photo among billions of people.

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Seriously worshiping

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Some people were collecting the money from the visitors

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He was “trying” to clean his sins in front of the God

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Murugan Statue stands strongly among billion of people

Tired but amazing. I learned many new things here. Solidarity is number one for them. The kept respecting to the people, even they were worshiping. Most tourist took the photo, including me, but the Indians didn’t say “no pictures”. I think that they were proud because other origins came to their celebration.

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Beautiful celebration, isn’t it?

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Didn’t care anything while worshiping..

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Me and 2 Indian guys

Well, i was tired and decided to go back to our base camp. On the way there I met Wulan, then we walked together to the base camp. I saw some friendly people were sharing the mineral waters and oranges. Some also shared the food.

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Tourism Selangor at Thaipusam celebration

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The guys from Tourism Selangor shared waters and oranges

After all of us were there, we left and got on the bus. The rest of us were still in Thaipusam arena. We have to wait them in the bus. After at least 20 minutes, the rest of us came and the bus moved to Golden Palm Tree Resort in Sepang. On the way there, we stopped by in food court for having lunch. I remembered we ate at Kopi Tiam that time. The food and the beverage was nice.

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Kopi Tiam

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Food at Kopi Tiam

After eating lunch, we continued our journey to Golden Palm Tree. This “heaven” has waited for us. We can’t wait to get there too.  Drove by trees, building, finally arrived at this resort. We were welcome by the manager and some other staffs, we also welcomed by the dance performance. I was really happy being here again. I remembered first time have been in Golden Palm Tree Resort in 2011.

After getting welcome party from Golden Palm Tree staffs, we were invited to enjoy and see some beautiful places in this iconic resort and spa. How has these places? Here they are.

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Sunset Garden @ Golden Palm Tree

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Stimbot Restaurant @ Golden Palm Tree

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Stimbot Restaurant @ Golden Palm Tree

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Perahu Restaurant @ Golden Palm Tree

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Perahu Restaurant @ Golden Palm Tree

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Perahu Restaurant @ Golden Palm Tree. Good for candlelight dinner

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Sunset Garden @ Golden Palm Tree

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Extreme Park, Golden Palm Tree

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Space for kids, Golden Palm Tree

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The view of the rooms from the lobby

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Room at Golden Palm Tree Resort

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Chinese Food Restaurant

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View from second floor

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Room’s view from the second floor

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Spa equipment

So what do you think after looking at these photos? Are you interested? If you are, let me help you for further info of Golden Palm Tree Iconic Resort and Spa.

Golden Palm Tree Resort & Spa Sdn Bhd

Address : No. 67, Jalan Pantai Bagan Lalang,
Kg Bagan Lalang, 43950 Sungai Pelek,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Tel • +603 3182 3600
Fax • +603 3182 3700
E-mail: info@goldenpalmtree.com

For reservation, simply click here.

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2 thoughts on “#3rd Day – Thaipusam and Golden Palm Tree

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