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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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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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Sri Mariamman Temple at South Bridge Road

I am not sure whether I have ever been inside this Hindu temple, but the carvings always intrigue me. Usually temple artists from India are commissioned to create the sculptures and they are always done by hand. There were several … Continue reading

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Serangoon Road: A Church, A Mosque and Temples

A wonderful thing about Singapore is that you just need to drive for 5-10 minutes and you can come across religious buildings of all faiths. Can’t wait to see the full facade of the beautiful Sikh temple when it’s renovation … Continue reading

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Thaipusam in Singapore

As a little kid, I recall watching the Thaipusam ceremony and I could not bear to look at the piercings up close. As a child of 5, I was also a little fearful to watch devotees in a trance. I … Continue reading

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Deepavali Never Seemed as Exciting as Christmas

Felt like re-blogging (with a few edits) what I posted half a year ago because tomorrow is the 5th of November and I’ll be celebrating Deepavali in Singapore. As a child I had always been fascinated by Christmas. Santa Claus, … Continue reading

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Singapore Daily Photos: Deepavali Lights

Deepavali, the Hindu Festival of Lights (it’s not the Hindu New Year, but a religious day celebrating the triumph of good over evil), falls on the 5th of November this year. You must walk or drive through Serangoon Road to … Continue reading

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