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China town

China town is one of the most famous ethnic areas in Singapore. One of the places I visited was Chinatown Heritage Centre. The streets surrounding the centre are packed with all sorts of souvenir shops with lots of curious finds, plus some beautiful art and antique galleries. Spend some time at Yue Hwa, a Chiness Emporium Thati, this is practically a museum of Chinese handicrafts, filled with floor after floor of fabulous shopping. There are lots of readymade silk clothing, embroidered handbags, carved jade, pottery and cloisonné.

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Little India

Little India, one of my favorite, is the heart of Singapore’s Indian community. It is a long strip where the locals come to buy spices, flowers, Bollywood DVDs, scarves and all kinds of ceremonial items. Sri Veeramakaliamman is one of the most popular Hindu temples in Singapore. It is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Kali. Here you can find lots of fierce embodiment of Shakti and the God Shiva’s wife, Parvati. Images of Kali within the temple show her wearing a garland of skulls and ripping out the insides of her victims, and Kali sharing more peaceful family moments.

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• Deepavali, the Indian Festival of Lights, is usually held between October and November. During this time Little India is transformed into a fairyland of gaily decorated, brightly lit streets bustling with shoppers.
• The Faith of Devotees during the colorful and ritualistic Thaipusam is held in January - February each year.

Posted by 3ingapore 11:38

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