Welcome The Festival Of Lights With The Indian Heritage Centre!

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From 1 October to 14 November 2021, enjoy an exciting array of on-site and online programmes presented by the Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) and immerse yourself in the Deepavali spirit.

Photo Credit: Indian Heritage Centre / Facebook

Titled Welcoming Light, take in the sights, sounds and revelry of the festival as we collectively usher light into our hearts and minds as individuals, as a community, and as a nation.

Here's what you and your family can look forward to at the IHC's Deepavali celebrations this year:

On-Site Programmes

Light Installation At IHC

A miniature replica of the Deepavali street light-up arch along Campbell Lane will welcome visitors to IHC. Featuring a decorated arch, along with peacock designs that extend from the institution’s entrance to its stairwell, the light installation serves as a warm greeting, inviting people from all walks of life to join in the festivities. It’s the perfect backdrop to take a Deepavali #OOTD, or for families to pose for their Deepavali photos.

And in case you are wondering how the actual street light-up looks like, do check out this post from LiSHA (Little India Shopkeepers and Heritage Association). 

Deepavali Open House 2021 - Showcase

Money Packet Giveaways

Redeem your Deepavali money packets by simply snapping a photo of yourself enjoying the festivities, uploading it onto social media and hashtagging #IHCDeepavali.

Deepavali Drop-in Activities

Have a crafty day out with your family this Deepavali with our FREE festive paper lamp craft activity!

Rangoli & Kolam Workshop

Date: 9 & 16 Oct 2021 
Time: 10.30am to 12pm 
Fee: Free | Register here

Immerse yourself in culture with this FREE Rangoli & Kolam workshop with artist Vijaya Mohan!

Paper Garland Craft Workshop

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Date: 23 & 30 Oct 2021
Time: 10.30am to 12pm 
Fee: Free | Register here

The perfect memorabilia to bring home this Deepavali, create your own paper garland using crepe paper in this workshop!

Little India Trishaw Trails 

Photo Credit: Indian Heritage Centre / Facebook

Date: Friday evenings, Oct 2021
6pm to 8pm (8 time slots to book from)
Trail Duration: 15 min
Fee: $10 per ticket for 2 pax | Register here

Sit back, relax & join us for a fun 15-min trishaw ride taking in the sights and sounds of Little India as precinct ushers in the Festival of Lights!

Limited slots available.

Little India Puzzle Hunt - The Lost Relic [CANCELLED]

Date: Weekends in October 

*Cancelled due to the COVID situation

Scour the streets of Little India, solve puzzles, and uncover the Lost Relic of Little India in this Puzzle Hunt!

Stay tuned for Registration details.

Online Programmes

Deepavali Short Film

This specially commissioned short film follows a family as they epitomise the spirit, and immerse in the celebrations of the Festival of Lights.

The Story of Deepavali

This video explores the various origin stories of Deepavali celebrations.

Deepavali 101

Discover fun facts and learn all about the basics in this handy Deepavali guide.

Evolution Of The Deepavali Street Light-Up

Learn about the history and evolution of the Deepavali street light-up in Singapore.

For more information, visit the Indian Heritage Centre's website and/or Facebook page.


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Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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