Monday, January 30

Syabas to contribute clean water supply to Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam


THAIPUSAM CELEBRATION: Tourists visit the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in conjunction with Thaipusam Festival which falls on Jan 27. — Bernama photo

KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) will supply clean water to the Sri Subramaniar Temple in Batu Caves, near here, in conjunction with Thaipusam.

Syabas executive director V Subramaniam handed over five static tanks with a capacity of 600 litres each, to the temple’s welfare unit committee M Puvibalaraj in the compound of the temple, yesterday.

Subramaniam said, the water would be supplied from today evening until the night of Jan 28 (Monday), adding, Syabas tankers would refill the tanks when needed.

“The contribution is to ensure devotees and visitors get clean water supply,” he told reporters here, yesterday.

In the meantime, thousands of devotees and foreign tourists had started to throng Batu Caves yesterday though Thaipusam is two days away.

Most came early to perform their vows to avoid congestion on the day of Thaipusam.

The roads heading to Batu Caves have been experiencing heavy traffic flow while police and Rela have begun their task of ensuring security around and inside the temple area. — Bernama