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Deepavali, How Different

I was listening to a talk on BFM sometime last week on the history, legends, traditions and celebration of the Festival of Lights, Deepavali. It was a very insightful conversation giving a lot of info about the significance behind the festival and the way it is celebrated here in Malaysia and other parts of the world. Growing up i celebrated the festival very differently as compared to the way it is celebrated today and for me, we have changed in the…

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Malaysia

Deepavali 2010 : Raub, Pahang

This is my second year at Raub, Pahang. This is my wife’s hometown and I was looking forward to spending some time off the city. Some of things I noticed is that it’s getting hot here, as in the weather!! I remember it being much much cooler last year but this year, sheeesh! More and more development are happening; trees getting chopped hence the heat! (There was much much more that i saw other than the image above, sad thing…

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Life

Deepavali 2008

For many years i celebrated Deepavali at KL. This year the drill was slightly different when i went to my better half’s hometown at Raub,Pahang. I was there for only a night but it would be nice to experience the festival with a twist of a “kampung feel” to it. Im not going to go into details of my experience because I’m sure if your from Malaysia, you would know exactly what celebrating a festival in your hometowns like but…

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Malaysia

While You Were Celebrating Deepavali

Deepavali is the festival of lights which indicates the victory of good over evil. Most Malaysians had celebrations for this auspicious occasion however it was not all joy and fun. There is a group of people who were out there fighting for the rights and were sent to Kamunting via the ISA to detention without trial. The Hindraf 5 were behind bars and were not given a opportunity to celebrate the joyous festivals. This next video is a interview with…

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