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Deepavali Open House

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  1. Deepavali Open House
    Photograph: Indian Heritage Centre
  2. Deepavali Open House
    Photograph: Stanley Chee
  3. Deepavali Open House
    Photograph: Indian Heritage Centre
  4. Deepavali Open House
    Photograph: Lawrence Lee

Time Out says

The Indian Heritage Centre will hold its Deepavali Open House this coming Festival of Lights.  Look forward to two new programmes this year: Deepavali Big Bus Tour and the Lego Mural. 

Learn more about the Little India precinct on the Deepavali Big Bus Tour – an open-top sightseeing tour that’s available every weekend of the open house season. It is available on October 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 6pm to 8pm. 

Get creative at the LEGO mural, which is inspired by rangoli designs. You can contribute to the mural by filling in its white outline with coloured LEGO bricks. The community LEGO mural is designed together with LEGO artist Jeffrey Kong. 

In addition, programmes and installations will also make a comeback this year, including the miniature replica of the street light-up arches that is currently in Campbell Lane in Little India.

That’s not all, there’s also a cooking demonstration by celebrity chefs Devagi Sanmugam and Vasunthara Ramasamy, who will be teaching participants how to cook up festive dishes. Sessions will be held on October 16 and 23 and tickets are priced at $10. 

Those interested can also decorate their own clay oil lamp at the Clay Oil Lamp Mandala Painting Workshop or sign up for a guided tour of the Little India heritage trail, where you can listen to anecdotes of first and second generation heritage business owners. Too tired to explore the precinct by foot? There’s also a 15-minute Little India Trishaw Trail you can hop on. The ride will take you through the area during the Festival of Lights, so get your cameras ready to snap the eye-catching street lights.

The Deepavali Open House will run from Oct 1 to 23. Register for the programmes here.


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