My Travel Task List for 2011 in Review

Never mind if this is already late. I would like to make an assessment on the list of task I set for 2011.

Last year I have been to eight places in four countries and went home to Philippines twice. Last year also  was my first time to Hong Kong and Macau, second time to Vietnam, and nth time to Malaysia. In Malaysia it was my first time to Penang Island and Putra Jaya. While I live in the Philippines, the travel to Corregidor Island and now famous Caramoan Peninsula were my first time.

Thaipusam 2012 in Singapore

Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated by the Tamil community here in Singapore. The festival is a religious ceremonial worship in which devotees implore physical burden as offering to their God of War Murugan. 

The physical burden or kavadi comes in various types, from simple carrying of pot of milk to piercing the skin, tongue or checks with skewers.

Chingay Parade 2012

Claimed by the organizers as the grandest in Asia, the Chingay Parade is an annual event held as part of the Chinese new year festivities in Singapore. This year the parade was confined at F1 Pit. A 360m waterway was built along the parade grounds.