Let’s see. The annual Little India Deepavali Light-Up is the … fourth major Singapore ethnic festive illumination each year?
It’s a celebration I’ve been photographing since 2017 and year after year, I look forward to that one (very sweaty) October evening underneath the purple/blue lights and amidst all the sights and sounds, and garlands, of a festive Little India.
It’s just so mesmerising to see that tunnel of festive lights seemingly stretch on forever and forever up Serangoon Road. Whenever I walk through the festive markets or beside the shophouses illuminated by the festive street lights, I also never fail to experience that surreal sensation of momentarily being overseas while still in Singapore.
I really love this light-up, despite not being Hindu.
It’s great to see a “denser” Campbell Lane festive market this year too; not going to go further into that because I’m sure you know why the market has been subdued for three years. Standing underneath the canopy of garlands at the heart of the market will make anyone feel the exuberance and joy of the Festival of Lights right away.
Welcoming the Festival of Lights 2023 at Little India Singapore
Little India Deepavali Light-Up 2023 ends on Dec 3. Check the official site for information on dance performances, workshops, etc.