Just a few days away from a trip to Penang for Thaipusam. I first came across this festival in 1991 when I was making a Visa run to Penang from Phuket. Happened upon it by accident but spent the whole day following the events and taking pics on my old Nikon point and push that served me so well during those years. It was some years until I finally got to see it again, 20 in fact when I went with a colleague in 2011. This time I'm taking my wife who I first took to Penang 24 years ago on our first ever trip away together. Hopefully the Kashmir restaurant where she first experienced such food is still there so we can make a return visit.