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Diwali in Singapore 2011

Deepavali is a festival of lights. Though it is originally a festival of the Hindus, people from all walks of life celebrate Deepavali every year all over the world. Deepavali is also celebrated in Singapore with much enthusiasm and vigor. There are several Indians living in Singapore and they celebrate Deepavali with great eagerness. In a few words, it can be said that Deepavali in Singapore is really a grand event.

Deepavali, regarded as the festival of lights, is celebrated almost in all parts of the world with great pomp and show. It is a colorful lights festival celebrated by the Hindus residing in all parts of the world. The festival usually takes place in October or November. The festival marks the death of the cruel King Narakasura by Lord Krishna. The most happening part of this Deepavali festival is that children and adult members in the family join hands to decorate their house with oil lamps during the evening time.
Singapore Deepavali
As always, Deepavali in Singapore is celebrated every year and the entire Deepavali celebration in Singapore is indeed a treat for the eyes. Have a look at some of the Deepavali gift ideas, places where you can shop during Deepavali in Singapore and also what all activities you can undertake during Deepavali in Singapore.

By lighting these lamps, the Hindus thank the Gods for the peace, happiness, prosperity, wealth and knowledge that they have been bestowed with. It is indeed a grand celebration time. Like in India, Deepavali in Singapore is also celebrated with much enthusiasm and vigor.
The streets are beautifully decorated at the time of Deepavali and Little India, an ethnic neighborhood in Singapore featuring cultural elements of India, becomes a very busy place during this time of the year. At Little India, you will come across live music, colorful lights and roadside stalls during the evening and the place remains bustling with shopaholics busy buying saris and other gift items along with Indian spices and food.

Deepavali Singapore Events 2011
Still thinking what all you can do to celebrate Deepavali Singapore 2011? Then simply check out some of the things that you can do as part of Deepavali Singapore 2011 celebrations.

Singapore Deepavali Shopping: In Singapore, people belonging to different religions join hands and take active part in celebrating Deepavali. The shopping belts in Singapore like Orchard Road and VivoCity remain crowded with the busy shoppers buying several gift items for their kids as well as for their near and dear ones. Little India, which is a cultural neighborhood in Singapore featuring different types of cultural elements of India, also remains crowded with people busy buying beautiful Deepavali lights and candles of different shapes and sizes, sweets made of ghee and various other gift items for their loved ones.

  • Deepavali Street Light Up: You can enjoy yourself in the Deepavali Street Light Up during the evening on Serangoon Road. The festival will be held from 23 Sep 2011 to 6 Nov 2011 and timings are 7pm onwards.
  • Dining at Little India’s Vegetarian Restaurants: You can even think of dining with your family and friends at your favorite vegetarian restaurant in Little India during Deepavali Singapore 2011.One can visit Komala Vilas Restaurant at 76/78 Serangoon Road and Chellas Restaurant at 70 Serangoon Road
  • Paint your hands with henna at the Deepavali Bazaar (Campbell Lane): If you want to make yourself more beautiful and attractive during Deepavali, visit Campbell Lane and the artists are there to paint your hands beautifully with henna at the Deepavali Bazaar. What you need to do is only select a particular sample design that best suits you from a wide range of designs.Dates are 23 Sep 2011 till 25 Oct 2011 and Timings from 11am. If one would visit in evening,it would be great.
  • Visit the Temples on Serangoon Road: If you have a religious bent of mind, you can visit the Sri Veerama Kaliamman Temple located at the crossroad of Belilios Road and Serangoon Road. You can also figure out some interesting facts from the worshippers.
  • Participate or be a spectator of the Deepavali Street Parade: Join the Deepavali Street Parade in Singapore and indulge yourself in singing, dancing and lots of other fun and merry making activities.
  • Visit a Hindu Family: Since Deepavali is originally a festival of the Hindus, you can plan a visit to a Hindu family to enjoy the true essence of Deepavali. They will be ready to greet you with sweets and other Indian dishes that they usually prepare as part of this auspicious Deepavali festival.
  • Watch the Thimithi Festival (Fire-walking Festival): This is very unique and it would be fun to visit the same with near and dear ones.
  • Celebrate Diwali 2011 with stars: The day before the Diwali i.e. 25 Oct 2011 from 9pm onwards ,celebrate Diwali with stars from Singapore and India.Venue: is Race Course Road near Little India MRT Station
Singapore Deepavali Gift Ideas: Want to gift something special this Deepavali? Just have a look at some of the popular Deepavali gift items and choose the best gift for your loved ones.

  • Gold and silver jewelries
  • Gold coins
  • Fashion accessories including watches, perfumes, handbags, etc
  • Traditional dresses like dhotis and saris
  • Candles of different shapes and sizes
  • Deepavali cards
  • Dry fruits and sweets
  • Fire crackers
  • Chocolates
  • Puja gift items
Singapore Deepavali Activities: As part of Deepavali celebrations in Singapore, you can enjoy dining with your family and friends at some of the restaurants offering traditional Indian dishes. Moreover, you can also go around the city and enjoy the beautiful Deepavali lightings. What else? You can even be a part of or be a spectator of the Deepavali Street Parade in Singapore. If you want to spend the entire time at home with your family, then you can very well enjoy burning crackers with your kids and can also join hands with other members of your family in decorating the entire house with beautiful diyas.

Last Updated on:10/10/2011

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