My henna tattooed hand pictured above oil lamps with a rangoli drawn on the floor
Some residents including expatriates, the Indian community and grassroots leaders of Mountbatten constituency come together on Saturday night to celebrate Deepavali, also called Festivals of Lights. The festival symbolizes the victory of good over evil.
Advisor to Mountbatten constituency MP Lim Biow Chuan kicked off the celebrations by lighting up a colourful street decoration at Jalan Batu.
Next, MP Mr Lim Biow Chuan lighted up a Diyas (oil lamps) at Katong Community Centre.
Guests savoured many delicious Indian delicacies.
Gulab Jamun aka the brown waffle balls
I was wondering what these sweet balls were. It is made of a dough consisting mainly of milk solids. Traditionally, khoya (an Indian milk product, buffalo milk) is rolled into a ball together with some flour and then deep fried.
Getting a henna tattoo on my left hand
After dinner, there were performances by several Indian artistes who got the guests to let their hair down and join in the dancing and singing. :)