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5 Kids-Friendly Activities You Can Do For This Year's Deepavali In Singapore (With Halal Indian Food!)


Siti Aishah Ahmad •  Nov 09, 2023

Singapore is a diverse country with many cultures and religions. Every seasonal celebration is special in their own ways and anyone from any background could join in the festivity. With the Festival of Lights or known as Deepavali coming up, expect to see colourful and vibrant lights around Little India! That being said, everyone should join in the fun with their loved ones so here are 5 kid-friendly activities you could do with your families!

5 Kid-Friendly Activities For Deepavali

1. Explore IG-Worthy Deepavali Light-Up

Deepavali lights in Little India

Credit: @kaneswaran_photography on Instagram

Every year, the streets of Little India are always decorated with an abundant of colourful lights that take our breaths away! Despite the ongoing pandemic, this year is no exception. As soon as you enter this district, extensive rows of bright and glowing crescent-shaped arches will greet you and your family. To highlight India's unique architectural wonders, this year's light-up has the Gopuram as the majestic main entrance with pillars wrapped with lights to represent a temple. Come and be in awe with the light-up at night!

2. Ride A Trishaw Around Picturesque Little India

A trishaw ride

Credit: Indian Heritage Centre on Facebook

Kids love fun rides and riding a trishaw around the quaint and busy Little India is a fun thing to do! Organized by the Indian Heritage Centre, hop on a 15-minute trishaw ride and enjoy the festive sightseeing of Little India. Check out IHC's website to find out more information about their special trishaw rides.

3. Visit Indian Heritage Centre

Another thing you could do with your family is to visit the Indian Heritage Centre! There's a permanent exhibition that showcases the extensive history about Indians in Singapore. It's an educational exhibition that'll teach you and your kids in depth about the Indian community. It also highlights the contribution South Asians have done in building this great nation. Additionally, they are conducting an IHC Open House where you can experience Deepvali through their activities, such as making Mock Meat Biryani. The event is running until 12 November 2023.

Opening hours: Tues-Sun (10AM - 6PM)

Address: 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924


4. Enjoy Halal Indian Food

A normal day is always elevated with delicious food that makes us happy! To fully immerse in the Deepavali festivities, light up your experience with these halal Indian treats like gulab jamun and the milky barfi! As for restaurants, visit the must-try Pavilion Banana Leaf or the popular Sakunthala's Restaurant in Little India. Find more halal eateries in Little India here.

5. Join a walking tour in Little India

There are many walking tours that you can join that will lead you to the many temples, shops and the Tekka Centre! You will be able to learn about the history about the area with you and your little one! It's a great cardio workout too. You can also do your own DIY trails with websites such as the one here, if you don't intend on spending money!

Immerse yourself in the culture and the delightful Deepavali festivities!