This year is incidentally, the 30th Anniversary of Singapore’s Little India Deepavali Light-Up.
‘Right, wanted to do this post since last week, but just couldn’t get down to it no thanks to daily afternoon rain and, erm, laziness.
Finally decided the showers aren’t going to go away anytime soon and headed over to Little India on Thursday. (Goodness, is there nowadays an October autumn shower front in Singapore!?) Like 2017, this year’s illuminations are largely focused around the southern end of Serangoon Road i.e. the Tekka Centre area. Probably because there is still almost a month to Deepavali, the festive markets were also quite uncrowded when I visited. I enjoyed strolling through them much more this round.
Little India Deepavali Light-Up 2018 Festive Village
Like I mentioned earlier, the festive village i.e. bazaar was pretty uncrowded during my visit. This allowed me to examine the many colour products at leisure.
By the way, if you’re able to visit before 7pm, the Indian Heritage Centre at Campbell Lane has quite a rich offering of exhibits and activities. Don’t miss it!
Race Course Road
Little India Deepavali Light-Up 2018 is ongoing till Nov 25, 2018, with the Festival of Lights itself to be celebrated on Nov 6, 2018.
From now till Nov 6, there are also various festive activities such as storytelling sessions, cultural performances, and the chance to experience traditional Indian games.
Read my other Festive Celebrations in Singapore posts.