Colouring the full moon during the Tamil month of Thai, which fell yesterday, is the Hindu festival of Thaipusam.
The festival is celebrated with much fervour by the southern Indian communities of Singapore and in the Peninsula and is one of the last religious festivals in Singapore that brings crowds, colour, and what seems very much in evidence these days, a massive police presence and snap happy locals and tourists, to the streets.
More on the festival, including photographs taken at previous Thaipusam celebrations, can be found in the following posts:
Vel, Vel, Vadivel: Thaipusam in Singapore (2010)
Sights Sans Sounds of Thaipusam in Singapore (2011)
Thaipusam at the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Templ (2012)
An Annual Walk of Faith (2013)
Faces of Thaipusam 2014 (2014)
Photographs from the 2015 Thaipusam celebrations at the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple