Deepavali, Festival of Light

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One of the most significant festivals in a multi-racial country like Singapore, Deepavali, also widely known at Diwali, is a five-day festival that is celebrated by Hindus. Essentially a festival to commemorate the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil by lighting an oil lamp, the annual festival witnesses an array of celebratory events happening throughout the little spice enclave – Little India, and come night time you will see the vivid hues of the elaborate lights displays come alive!In the month leading up to Deepavali, Little India will have much to offer to first timers. Here are things you can do to get the most out of this festive season!
  • Deepavali Street Light-Up
light-up-cr-little-indiaPhoto Credit: Little IndiaSoak in the festivities as you marvel at the grandeur of the lights displays as you stroll down Little India. Get your cameras ready!

Where? Serangoon Road and Race Course Road

Date? Now – 12 November 2016

Time? 7pm – 12am

  • Deepavali Festival Village
The Deepavali Festival Village is where the Indian community in Singapore goes to attend to their festive runs. Not limiting to the locals, tourists can pop by the festival village and find a mixture of Indian cookies, ethnic wears, costume jewelleries and unique decorative items.  While you are there, get a henna tattoo done! Don’t worry, it’s not permanent and will go away in a week or so.Bear in mind though, it may get hot and crowded, so ready yourself to jostle with the crowd and embrace the festive spirit!festival-village-cr-little-indiaPhoto Credit: Little India

 Where? Campbell Lane and Hastings Road

Date? Now – 28th October 2016

Time? 11am – 10pm

  • Deepavali Craft & Heritage Exhibition
parrot-astrologer-cr-the-straits-timesPhoto Credit: The Straits TimesFor those who are curious about the path ahead, have your fortune taken by a parrot astrologer from India while the well-trained green parakeets pick up tarot cards that foretell your future.jewellery-cr-cna-hanidah-aminPhoto Credit: CNA| Hanidah AminOr learn more about the elaborate Indian crafts and its history. Take the opportunity to learn how to make a simple handicraft for yourself from the traditional craftsmen and bring it back home as a souvenir. Pretty unique, isn’t it?

Where? Campbell Lane and Hastings Road

Date? Now – 28 October 2016

Time? 11am – 10pm

  • Festival of Lights @ POLI
Dance to the traditional Indian music or Bollywood pop tunes, and learn a step or two from the professionals. Or simply just lie back and enjoy the cultural performances.

Where? Clive Street

Date? Every Friday and Saturday, Now – 28 October 2016

Time? 7pm – 9pm

Getting HereLittle India is easily accessible by either buses or MRT.MRT: The nearest MRT stations are Little India MRT Station (8 mins from Orchard MRT Station), Farrer Park MRT Station (11 mins from Orchard MRT Station) and Rochor MRT Station (9 mins from Orchard MRT Station).mrt-map-cr-smrtPhoto Credit: SMRTBuses: You can take Bus 190 from the bus stop in front of Far East Plaza (opposite Royal Plaza on Scotts Singapore Hotel) or Bus 65 from the bus stop in front of Lucky Plaza that is located on Orchard Road. 

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