Was thinking that I was going to miss the Deepavali bazaar due to the thick haze enveloping Singapore. Thankful for the change with the monsoon and the winds is in a more favourable direction. Less of the smog from the Indonesian fires (for those who are visiting Singapore and don’t know – deliberate fires to clear land mainly for the palm oil plantations).
Saw quite a lot during this visit to Little India, so may have to spilt this into various posts.
There are actually two bazaars. One just beside the new heritage centre.
I must say that I am quite impressed by how spacious and orderly it all is. I was expecting it to be cramped and claustrophobic but experienced just the opposite.
The second bazaar area, which is the main one and much larger, is just across Mustafa centre. They are both worth a look for unique decorations, new kurtas and punjabi suits for Deepavali. We saw short sleeved men’s kurtas at a stall here for just $5.
The street lights are impressive as always. Apt as it’s the festival of lights.
At the area behind the bazaar as some fun option like a bouncy castle (with coconut trees) and rides for the kids.
Only in multicultural Singapore do we borrow from each other and come up with new creations like Indian style lanterns (in previous years I’ve already seen Indian style ang pow packets).
There were quite a number of Henna stalls and women holding out their arms as they walked (careful for the henna to dry and not get smudged).
Took pictures of punjabi suits that I found rather pretty.
I prefer home made goodies although those who are busy will just buy them ready made – the taste is world’s apart.
Just be very careful when you cross the street. Best to cross at the traffic light.