Today is Thaipusam Day. Today is also Federal Territory Day so it is a public holiday for both Kuala Lumpur city folks and those in the state of Selangor.
An estimated 1.5 million people are expected to gather for Thaipusam today at the temple in Batu Caves. A bigger crowd is expected as today is also a public holiday in KL. Roads leading to and from Batu Caves would be jammed.