Originally intended to write this post on this year’s Deepavali festive light-up right after my Mid-Autumn festival ones, but was unfortunately ill for a fortnight, on top of being swarmed with office work. (Thus the lack of posts since early October, excuses, excuses!) Finally made my way there last night before the big day is over and gone. Here are the photos from that brief, one-hour visit.
Like the Mid-Autumn and Geylang Serai celebrations, the Little India Deepavali light up is one of the major ethnic festive celebrations of Singapore, hosted yearly at the southern end of Serangoon Road. For a brief period between 2012 and 2014, when I was involved with some community work, I visited the light ups pretty regularly, and without fail, was always fascinated by the vibrant mix of colours, smells and sounds. Anyhow, while waiting for nightfall this year, I decided to try elbowing my way into the festive market at Campbell Lane. This ended up not that great an idea, the alley was positively choked full of people. I barely covered a third of the market forced to retreat.
Giving up, I went over to Tekka Market and Food Centre. It was almost as crowded. And equally as lively.
And at 7 Pm …
Hereby wishing all Hindu readers a Happy Deepavali/Diwali!
And if you happen to be in Singapore, this year’s Deepavali festive light-up is ongoing till November 12th. Go have a look!