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Little India Deepavali Light-Up 2021

Little India Deepavali Light-Up 2021
Little India Deepavali Light-Up 2021 to this year's Festival of Lights.

Welcoming Deepavali, i.e., the Festival of Lights at Little India Light-Up 2021.

Okay, I’m going to go very short for this photo post, because I was of half a mind to skip the festive light-up for this year.

Or head down to Serangoon Road at a much later date.

For obvious reasons. Or should I say, concerns?

But, I went down anyway; made plans right after the festive light-up was announced on TV news. Other than an annual photo-taking ritual that I loathe to miss, I guess the pandemic is not going to go away anytime soon and I might as well learn to live with it.

Just to highlight, I took reasonable steps to be careful too, beginning with how I went down on a (wet) weekday evening. I also didn’t linger outside the shops and for the first time ever, refrained from entering Tekka Centre.

To be clear, I’m not saying that you should mimic me; the stalls and shops do need your business in these trying times. However, if you’re there to check out the illumination, you should try to visit during off-peak hours.

Please observe social distancing too. The last thing anybody wants is for the lights to be shut off, the likes of what happened before CNY 2021.

Welcoming Deepavali 2021 at Serangoon Road, Little India

The festive gateway. This year’s version features a mini gopuram, i.e., the monumental tower found at the entrances of Hindu temples.
There’s only one grand peacock mascot at the Tekka Market junction this year. (Because of roadworks, not COVID) But he’s as majestic and as haughty as ever.
Such an awesome, mesmerizing tunnel of lights. Agreed?
Modern Tekka Place has some atmospheric, eye-catching decorations too.
Campbell Lane is now a spacious pedestrian only walkway. There are still festive stalls with huge flower garlands, though. Have to say … I prefer it this way compared to the crowded lanes of previous years.
The utterly gorgeous rainbow peacock chariot further up Serangoon Road.
Another look at the tunnel of lights formed by the festive arches.

Happy Deepavali 2021!

Read my other Festive Celebrations in Singapore posts.

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Little India Deepavali Light-Up 2021
Welcoming this year’s Festival of Lights at Little India Deepavali Light-Up 2021. It’s time to visit festive Serangoon Road again!


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