Thaipusam

Thaipusam is a three day Hindu holiday/festival that takes place in the Tamil month of Thai, which is January/February.  It is the annual processions by devotees offering thanks.  It is a major holiday for the Hindu people on Penang. It is celebrated to honor Lord Subrahmanya also known as Lord Murugan.  He is a god that…

Tropical Spice Garden

The water that the Island of Penang sits in is called the Straight of Malacca.  This is the water in between Peninsular Malaysia and the Indonesian Island of Sumatra.  It connects the Pacific ocean to the Indian Ocean.  The location of Penang in the strait of Malacca is one of the reasons that it was…

A Visit with the Doctor

This is going to be one of the posts I do about navigating every day life here in Malaysia.  No interesting pictures for you but if you are interested in how systems are different outside of the US you might enjoy reading this. Let me begin by telling you that I LOVE my doctor in…