Thaipusam festival marked by walk of the faithful
The annual Thaipusam Festival procession began early today as devotees honoured Hindu deity Lord Murugan.
The first batch of devotees carrying milk pots left Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple at Serangoon Road for Sri Thendayuthapani Temple at Tank Road just after midnight.
They were followed by carriers of kavadis - intricate structures of steel and wood - is attached to a person's body using 108 vel, or spikes that pierce the carriers' bodies.
The festival procession will carry on till about 11pm tonight, and organisers are expecting a larger turnout than usual because this year's Thaipusam falls on a Sunday.