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Visited Singapore’s Deepavali Bazaar (2015): Glad the Haze or should I say Smog has Cleared for Deepavali

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 … Continue reading

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Deepavali Street Decorations

I didn’t get to see the Deepavali street light-up, but I’m glad I got to at least see this year’s theme during the day time. I hope that I don’t miss the Christmas light up this year. Here’s a slightly … Continue reading

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Giant Grapes at Chinatown (Mid Autumn Festival 2012)

We were both thrilled to spot the huge grapes at Chinatown and as we drove through, rows and rows of pastel paper lanterns. I refer to this festive period as the lantern or mooncake festival but it’s officially known as … Continue reading

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Thaipusam 2012 in Singapore

The yearly Thaipusam festival is very much part of my consciousness growing up. Used to watch the Hindu religious event as a kid. I always couldn’t look directly at the piercings then and it wowed me that faith made their … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year 2012: People’s Park

It’s always most festive in Chinatown in the weeks before Chinese New Year. It was so crowded. Every year you can spot people crowding around this board reading their fortune for the dragon year. A close-up but couldn’t get close … Continue reading

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Little India Deepavali Fair 2011 at Birch Road

It was scorching hot, but we decided to take a quick look at the fair. Deepavali decorations. Fresh coconuts. Punjabi suits, kurtas and Indian style clothes for kids. Just across the road is Mustapha. The fair is located just across … Continue reading

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Little India Deepavali Decorations 2011

Haven’t yet seen the street lights at Little India, but took a look at the decorations during the day. This year Deepavali falls on my uncle’s birthday, 26th October. The peacock is the perfect majestic and auspicious symbol for Deepavali … Continue reading

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The Mooncake Festival: VivoCity & Junction 8

Every year there’s an enticing array of mooncakes at all the malls around this time – the Mid-Autumn or Lantern Festival. I overheard a tourist at Vivo say, “I sampled them all, now there’s no need to buy any.” I … Continue reading

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Mid-Autumn Celebrations at Central: Food Stalls for the Lantern Festival

If you don’t mind standing and eating (I prefer to have a sit down meal), you can check out the food stalls with all kinds of specialities, including Penang Laksa and Taiwanese minced pork rice. They start at Central and … Continue reading

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Mid-Autumn Festival 2011: Lanterns by the River as Night Falls

Now that I am blogging consistently, it seems that last year’s event was just yesterday. It blows my mind how fast time passes. This time all the zodiac lantern figures were white and blue, which I found a whole lot … Continue reading

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