Kuala Lumpur was a 9 hour stop over on the way from Taipei to Melbourne, so I thought I'd check out a few of the city's sights.
I saw these funky signs on the subway at KL Sentral station and met these cruisy dudes(brothers) out front of a very famous temple called Sri Mahamariaman Temple which is the departure point for the annual Thaipusam Festival pilgrimage to the Batu Caves. The devotees of Lord Subramaniam show their devotion by piercing their body parts with metal spikes and hooks before making the journey to the Hindu Shrine in Temple Cave 13km north of the city.
Hooks and spikes piercing body parts? Sounsd like one helluva way to spend an afternoon.