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Attending Thaipusam in Batu Caves

So, I attended Thaipusam at Batu Caves for the second time in a row after daring the crowd for the first time last year. As usual, the challenges began at the train station when I had to push my way in with all my might and let myself be sandwiched in the super-crowded train at […]

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Elephant’s Sperm in Kelantan

I really like Kelantan. Despite being the most Islamic state in Malaysia (95% Muslims), Islam hasn’t really vanquished some of the older beliefs among the people- apparently – so it’s quite common that you’d see somebody drawing a big crowd of people by selling stuffs with so-called medicinal substances, usually embellished with all kinds of […]

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