With Feasts and festivities to deals and dazzling lights, there are lots to look forward to this Deepavali 2021. Take part in the celebration of the festival of lights in Little India with the Little India Shopkeepers And Heritage Association.
There are various activities such as food trails, masterclasses, treasure hunts, competitions and more. Here are some of the activities to look forward to this Deepavali 2021.
Little India Shopkeepers And Heritage Association Deepavali Activities
Deepavali Light Up at Little India
The name of the festival hints at one of the main highlights that visitors can look forward to enjoying. Watch decorative lights brighten the streets of Little India as you take a walk down Serangoon and Race Course roads to take in the iconic lights and decorations. The light-up will happen starting Saturday, September 25 2021 from 7 pm to 8 pm. Website
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Little India Briyani Fiesta 2021
Join this mega briyani event with over 30 briyanis to try over the course of 2 months from 25 September to 21 November. A variety of signature biriyani will be sold at a promotional price every week by different restaurants. Sign up for the Little India Shopkeepers & Heritage Association newsletter at the site here and follow their social media pages to get regular updates on the latest discounts. Website
How We Celebrate Deepavali Video
Watch a colourful video compilation of the various Indian ethnicities to better understand their rich traditions and practices. The video will feature voices from all age groups of South, North, East, and West Indians on their type of dressing, food, and celebrations on Deepavali day. Follow the Little India Shopkeepers And Heritage Association on Facebook and Instagram to catch the compilation! Website
Deepavali Kanjana Hunt 2021
Take part in the Deepavali Kajana Hunt and win attractive prizes. Gather in teams of four and Test your deductive skills as you scour through the streets of Little India in search of treasure. Perform tasks to find solutions to get to the next station and compete to find the prize. Register for limited slots at the site here at $5 per person before the 30th of September. Website
Best Photography of Little India
Shutterbugs can stand a chance to win when they explore Little India through the lens of their camera. Showcase a unique perspective of Little India and stand a chance to win prizes. Register at the site here before the 10th of October, email your submissions and follow the Little India Shopkeepers & Heritage Association on Facebook and Instagram to see featured entries. Website
Community on Colours
View the Community on Colours installation which features 100,000 handmade colourful paper flowers contributed by multi-racial organizations in Singapore. This installation is part of the Little India Shopkeepers & Heritage Association’s attempt to set another record for the Singapore Book Of Records. Members of the public can view the installation at Poli@Clive Street between the 9th of October and the 21st of November. Website
Deepavali Sweets and Savories Day
View a complete online demonstration of popular Indian sweets & savouries by the experts of Little India Shopkeepers & Heritage Association’s Women’s Wing! Participants can learn how to make easy and great-tasting recipes such as the well-loved snack of Maami’s Murukku. Website
Bonus Deepavali 2021
Walk the Little India Heritage Tour
Did you know that there are 18 heritage markers highlighting more than 40 heritage sites along the Little India Heritage Trail? Uncover interesting Little India connections from the markers along the Heritage Trail. Read more at the site here.
Visit Indian Heritage Centre’s Sikhs in Singapore
Explore the origins of Singapore’s Sikh community at the Indian Heritage Centre in their exhibition Sikhs in Singapore – A Story Untold. The exhibition invites visitors to gain a deeper understanding of this small but prominent Singapore Indian community by telling its lesser-known stories in three parts. Read more about the exhibition here. There are also e-resources that readers can access to dig even deeper into this interesting community’s culture here.