Volunteers of Ivorycares recorded an increase in their contribution in terms of food and drinks served to the Thaipusam devotees on Feb 8 this year.
The management and staff of Ivory Properties Group Berhad gathered in front of Penang Times Square on Jalan Datuk Keramat to welcome the chariots. The volunteers served 2,500 packets of vegetarian food and also donated 1,800 coconuts to the devotees and the public during the procession.
With thousands of devotees joined by tourists in smashing of the coconuts, it was a joyous atmosphere as the chariots slowly inched their way through the sea of smashed coconuts along the route.
The annual celebration is incorporated with elements of multiculturalism like the lion dance, peacock dance and bommai dance which added to the merriment of the celebration.