Little India's Deepavali
Singapore is a cultural melting pot, and with the different ethnic groups living together in one compact city, its calendar is dotted with many festivals, giving everyone a reason to celebrate every few months. 10 November will see one of Singapore’s most spectacular light extravaganza brightening up Little India – it’s a fantastic time to see the area in the vivid hues of Deepavali as the Hindus celebrate the Festival of Lights.
If you head over to Little India now, you will find the streets lit up with over 30,000 metres of dazzling LED lights, stretching all the way from Selegie Road to Serangoon and Race Course Roads. The bazaar dubbed Deepavali Festival Village is definitely worth a visit, especially if you’re looking to stock up on souvenirs for your friends back home. There will be no shortage of seasonal snacks for those who’re keen to sample authentic Indian flavours. A quick reminder if you’re planning to cab there – Hastings Road is closed off to vehicles until 13 November, so use the underground if you can.
On the evening of 9 November, come down to the Deepavali Countdown Concert at Indian Association for some fabulous Hindi music and dance performances, and make sure you stay till the very end for the midnight fireworks. Happy Deepavali!
Aside from Deepavali, there are plenty more to see in Little India. Ask my team to give you a few suggestions.