Deepavali in Singapore is a celebration unlike any other. Here are 5 great ways to celebrate Deepavali and join in the fun both online and offline!
Expect lots of dazzling, vibrant colours, massive peacocks, lotus flowers, oil lamps. Look out for the main centrepiece, Goddess Mahalakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth sits atop a lotus flower on the main arch in Serangoon Road, flanked by majestic peacocks and elephants. You can enjoy the colourful lights from 7pm till midnight until 6 December 2020. Make sure your camera is ready for some Instagram-worthy pics!
Supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, the The Great Indian Food Festival this year places a spotlight on local businesses around Little India, and features Chef Milind Sovani (the ex-Chef of 1 Michelin Star Song of India) in the official Deepavali snack boxes and Facebook online live demo.
There are three main highlights of The Great Indian Food Festival – Celebrate with Treats by Chef Milind Sovani at Home, Embark on a Discovery Food Trail of Local Indian Restaurants and Facebook Live Demo with Chef Milind Sovani.
The event will be happening from 9 to 23 November 2020.
Sadly, due to Covid, the famous Little India Deepavali Bazaar has been cancelled this year. But fret not, you can enjoy the exciting F&B, festive clothing and decor deals on the official online page! Get your hands on some exciting F&B and shopping promos, OOTD ideas for your Deepvali party, take part in the Deepvali competitions and learn more about The Festival of Lights.
Get a taste of some good ol’ Indian food at one of the many many Indian restaurants all over Little India. Try Apollo Banana Leaf‘s famed fish head curry (54 Race Course Rd), or Sakunthala’s Food Palace, for chicken biryanis (66 Race Course Rd).
Adrian Besa from MO BAR will feature the bar’s special SGCF cocktail, the Green and Red, a concoction inspired by the City Hall area featuring a green cordial using coriander, basil and mint leaves while the rose-infused Peychaud bitters will bring out a floral element and a nice pink tinge. MO BAR will also spotlight their New Delhi-inspired cocktail from the new Volume Three menu, SOMA, a clarified drink made with Hendricks Gin, Mango Chutney and Yogurt.
Yugnes “Yugi” Susela, Founder of the Little India-inspired Elephant Room will present The Spice Trader, a mixture of Monkey Shoulder, Tekka Spices and Annasi. He will also feature the Celestial Fruit, a combination of Hendricks Gin, Bananas and even more Bananas, living up to its name – all priced at $22++.
You can enjoy all of these festive drinks on 15 November, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
By Hazel Vincent De Paul, The Finder / Updated October 2019 / Updated by Jashleen Kaur, November 2020
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