Next Tuesday will be the Deepavali festival for the Indian, third largest ethnic group in Malaysia and Singapore. As this day will be public holiday in both countries, many would take annual leave on monday to combine it with weekend for long weekend- either travel back hometown or going for holiday.
Deepavali is called Divali in India itself, it's the largest festival for the Indian Hindu, as grand as our Lunar New Year, but I do remember this day is not the start of the year for Indian calendar.
我们公司生产部门蛮多印度人的，加上是民族庆典，所以公司入口处每年都有印度裔同事发心自行布置，其中最常见的就是用各种染上不同颜色的米粒，拼成印度色彩的绘图-Kolam (南印度) Rangoli （北印度）。
My company production department has got many workers from India, moreover this day is the festive day. Every year my company main lobby is decorated by voluntary Indian colleagues. Among the most common decorations is Rangoli (North India)/Kolam (South India)- an art piece decorated with colourful rice and sands.
I saw process of making the Kolam/ Rangoli during their preparation, it was like doing the art piece without sketch paper, this really impressed me a lot.
Another lobby was also decorated with nice Rangoli/Kolam
And I felt this year Deepavali ambiance is stronger than previous years. The mall near to my house also decorated with Indian-style lighting.
Inside the MRT also with Deepavali festive atmosphere, this is rather rare occasion as the mrt lines that I always take- the red and orange line are not passing by area near to Little India.
And if you are happened to travel to Singapore Malaysia during this time, and would like to feel the Incredible India, you can go to these area:
- 新加坡：小印度 Little India （地铁站：Little India）
- Singapore: Little India (MRT station: Little India)
- 吉隆坡：小印度十五碑 Brickfield （地铁站：KL Sentral ）
- Kuala Lumpur: Brickfield Little India (LRT station: KL Sentral)
- 新山： Jalan Trus（新山关卡、City Square 步行约10-15分钟即可）
- Johor Bahru: Jalan Trus ( walking distance 10-15min from JB custom & City Square)
Last but not least, wish every Hindu friend a Happy Deepavali, and Non-Hindu, Happy Holiday.
with Namewee's Songs -Little India. I find this is very creative production, do spend time to watch it ! (The MV was taken in KL Little India)
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