Time Out says
Falling on Jan 31 this year, the Hindu festival Thaipusam will see kavadi bearers, milk pot or flower carriers and lots of coconuts along the streets of Penang. To find out more about the festival and why it's celebrated, check out our feature.
You can catch the chariot procession at the following route on Jan 30 and Feb 1:
Jan 30: Arulmigu Maha Mariamman Temple on Queen Street – Lebuh Chulia – Lebuh Victoria – Jalan Prangin – Jalan Magazine – Jalan Dato Keramat – Jalan Utama – Jalan Kebun Bunga – Waterfall Hilltop Temple.
Feb 1: Waterfall Hilltop Temple – Jalan Gottleib – Jalan Air Rajah – Jalan Macalister – Jalan Anson – Jalan Burma – Jalan Transfer – Jalan Sri Bahari – Jalan Penang – Jalan Campbell – Pitt Street – China Street – Beach Street – Market Street – Queen Street.