Let light into your lives on Deepavali as Hindu devotees in Singapore celebrate this momentous holiday. Join our Indian community to mark this event that illuminates our homes and hearts. Parents World round up the activities that are perfect for you and your precious ones this Deepavali holiday:
Festival Of Lights @ Little India
Experience the 5 Senses at Little India during the festivities of Deepavali. As you hear the chime of temple bells, Little India will be filled with vibrancy. From rhythmic dance performances to a Deepavali heritage exhibition, it’s a visual feast for the young and old. Let your kids be amused by the cute parakeets who are trained in fortune-telling. The Deepavali Festival Village is also a great stop for henna painting.
The wondrous Deepavali Street Light Up is not to be missed. Stretching from Race Course Road, be awed by the tapestry of lights and colour. Take a family selfie at the many photo taking points along Serangoon Road and Kinta Road. Don’t miss the Halloween-themed event on 30th October at Clive Street. It’s a mini-carnival with magicians and street buskers. This Deepavali holiday be transported to a magical destination.
Deepavali @ Sentosa
This year, Sentosa celebrates Deepavali with colour. Catch performances by Flame of the Forest and Men in Groove featuring Pravin Saivi. Snap a photo of yourselves with the 2.3m tall stilt walkers in their traditional costumes. Lastly, treat yourselves to a delicious Deepavali-themed buffet dinner at Good Old Days, a Halal certified restaurant.
More details here.
Istana Nature Guided Walk
On October 29, the istana will open its grounds for the Deepavali Open House. Great for nature loves to learn about the Istana’s flora and fauna. The guided walk starts from 10am to 4pm, and is conducted hourly.
Guided walk fees:
$2.00 for each child aged 3 years & above.
$4 for Singaporeans / PRs aged 13 and above.
$10.00 for foreigners (aged 13 & above).
Family package, $12.00 for Singaporeans / PRs (for a family of 4) and $30.00 for foreigners (for a family of 4).
From 27 October to 6th November, Raffles Hotel pay homage to its North Indian roots with a tantalising buffet spread. Chef Kuldeep Negi and his team at Tiffin Room have crafted sumptuous selections. Indulge in Laal Maas, a traditional Rajasthani Smoked Lamb Curry. The Hyderabadi Murgh, a Chicken Biryani is also a must try.
More details here.