Bask in the festive atmosphere at Little India this Deepavali! Known as the ‘Festival of Lights’, Deepavali is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance. This year, the Indian Heritage Centre’s (IHC) Deepavali Open House welcomes everyone to celebrate the joyous occasion with an exciting array of programmes from 1 to 23 October 2022.
In a first for IHC, visitors will be able to enjoy the annual Little India Deepavali street light-up and decorations on the Deepavali Big Bus Tour, which will run over the Open House weekends. The customised open-top sightseeing bus tour provides the perfect introduction to the Little India precinct during the festive season and excellent photo opportunities from the top deck!
Adding more colour to the precinct, visitors will be able to contribute to a LEGO mural inspired by rangoli designs. The mural is designed in collaboration with LEGO artist Jeffrey Kong. Visitors will help to complete the mural by filling in its white outline with coloured LEGO bricks.
Bringing back a crowd-favourite, a miniature replica of the Little India Deepavali street light-up arch along Campbell Lane beckons the public to join in the festivities at IHC. The decorated arch extends from the institution’s entrance to its stairwell, serving as the perfect backdrop to take a Deepavali #OOTD! Visitors can also upload photos of themselves enjoying the light installations on social media and tag #IHCDeepavali to redeem limited-edition money packets.
Other Deepavali-themed programmes include craft workshops, cooking demos, heritage trails, and evening trishaw rides.
Registration is required for certain programmes at www.ihc-programmes.peatix.com
Admission to IHC is free for all!