Little India Deepavali Light-Up 2018 | Oct 11, 2018

Little India Deepavali Light-Up 2018
Little India Deepavali Light-Up 2018

2018 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 too that the showers aren’t going to go away anytime soon and thereafter, 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 a month to the Festival of Lights, 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 Peacock
Graceful peacock guardian at the start of this year’s Deepavali festive light-up.
Little India Deepavali Peacock 2018
The other peacock guardian at the Rochor Canal Road/Serangoon Road junction. With a close-up of the peacock’s flamboyant feathers.
Little India Deepavali Decorations 2018, Singapore
The grand archway of Little India Deepavali Light-Up 2018.
Serangoon Road Deepavali Decoration 2018
Portrait view of the lovely oil lamp showpiece near the archway.

Little India Deepavali Festive Market 2018

Like I mentioned earlier, the festive market i.e. bazaar was pretty uncrowded during my visit. This allowed me to examine the many colourful and exotic  products at leisure.

Indian garlands in Singapore
Freshly made garlands. These smelt wonderful.
Little India Deepavali Festive Market 2018.
More garlands! These are taller than me!
Little India Diwali Bazaar 2018
An absolute forest of exotic decorations.
Rangoli designs in Singapore.
Ready-made Rangoli designs?
Tekka Market Saree Stall
Over at the always vibrant Tekka Centre, saree capital of Singapore.

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 Festive Light-Up

Race Course Road Deepavali Decorations.
Very heavy traffic under the festive lights, as you can see. (It was around 8pm)
Close-up of the Race Course Road illumination motif to end this post.

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.

Little India Deepavali Festive Light-Up 2019

Read my other Festive Celebrations in Singapore posts.

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Stately peacocks are the mascots for Little India Deepavali Light-Up 2018, one of the most exotic festive light-ups in Singapore this year.


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