Deepavali fun and festivities
Deepavali is also known as the festival of lights. There’s so much to experience during this wonderful festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil, and in Singapore, there’s much to see and do during this period.
Soak up the Atmosphere in Little India
While there are usually lots going on in Little India, the crowd of Little India gets even busier when Deepavali’s around the corner. Head down to sample everything from Saris to Indian snacks and sweets, or simply walk around to take in the Deepavali buzz. The streets and corners seem endless in Little India, and there’s always something to explore.
Aside from Little India, Serangoon Road is decorated with an annual Deepavali light-up. With a different theme each year, it’s worth checking out the stretch for its festive lighting. Aside from all the festivities and shopping, Little India is well known for being full of traditional temples (which are frequented by both devotees and tourists) and heritage sights such as the House of Tan Teng Nia.
Learn More about the Indian Arts
During the Deepavali period, the Esplanade also hosts a series of events celebrating the Indian arts and culture from Singapore and beyond. Known as the Kalaa Utsavam, the festival is held from 16 – 25 November this year. Aside from music, dance and theatre, workshops are also available for families. Why not go attend a few events and gain a new appreciation for world music this Deepavali season?
Make Some Muruku
Crunchy, fragrant Muruku is a well-loved Indian snack, and it is surprisingly easy to make! Plus – always tastes better hand-made. In fact, it’s so easy to make that all you need to do is pop in Mustafa to get the right flour. If Muruku isn’t the type of snack for you, try your hand at making traditional Indian yoghurt.