Originally intended to write this post on Little India Deepavali Light-Up 2017 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, though, before the big day is over and gone. The following are my 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 entranced 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 being that great an idea – the alley full of festive shoppers, shoulder-to-shoulder. I barely covered a third of the market before forced to retreat.
Tekka Market and Food Centre
Abandoning Campbell Lane, I went over to Tekka Market and Food Centre. It was almost just 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!
Read my other Festive Celebrations in Singapore posts.