MP Lim Biow Chuan performing his Bhangra dance
Deepavali Nite 2009 was held on 9th Oct at Katong Community Centre. Guest-of-honour, MP Lim Biow Chuan was given a colourful and boisterous welcome by a band of Bhangra performers.
Residents from all races came together for this event. This is the way Singapore has been - there is cohesion between races and our city is well known for its spirit of friendship.
Bhangra performers to welcome our guest of honour
This couple are residents of Mountbatten and they enjoyed the Indian cultural activities very much. The wife had her hand painted by a henna artist.
This young boy, aged about seven, did a stunning performance with his guitar.
MP Lim Biow Chuan joined participants on the dance floor, displaying his by now famous 'Travolta pose' from Saturday Night Fever.
Delicious Northern Indian cuisine
The food served was North Indian cuisine which consists of thick, tasty gravies. For some participants, it was their first time tasting North Indian food. The food was so yummy that most of the dishes were cleaned out.
Deepavali Nite was jointly organised by Amber NC, Tg Rhu NC, Meyer NC, Mountbatten IAEC and Katong CCMC.
First Commenter - sgshort stories
What an array of colours and sights! I can't wait to join them in their dancing!ReplyDelete
Happy Deepavali to all Hindus!
Singapore Short Stories
Grrrr I'm so jealous!! I love the Indian (North and South) culture and food. The evening looked wonderful. Your pictures always make me hungry. Your fault lah! LOL!ReplyDelete
Happy Deepavali ECL!ReplyDelete
I love northern indian cuisine yum...my fave restaurant here is d'tandoor...so yummy!ReplyDelete
I like the looks of the North Indian Cuisine. Cheers to the grassroots for organising so many activities to get the residents together. I wonder if I should just move to Mountbatten area. :PReplyDelete
Wow! Lim Biow Chuan seemed enjoying with the Deepavali nite huh?ReplyDelete
What a fun celebration!ReplyDelete
Happy Deepavali to all who celebrate. :)
Have a great weekend. Visiting anyone for Deepavali?ReplyDelete
hi..visiting u for the first time.. greetings from www.reanaclaire.comReplyDelete
yes, happy deepavali to all who are celebrating, tomorrow i be visiting my ex colleague.. looking forward.. :)
Whoa... festival of lights post. :) Now I'm drooling all over the food.ReplyDelete
p/s: Don't visit my blog this week if you are below 18yo :P
It must have been an enjoyable Deepavali Nite 2009 for you.ReplyDelete
I would love to participate or watch next time. I am very fascinated by their culture.ReplyDelete
So happy deepavali to everyone who is celebrating this festival of light! ;)ReplyDelete
What a blast of a party and delicious food too!ReplyDelete
Of course I know the city is well known for its spirit of friendship. I've been there you know, have a blog friend like you and had one over to meet me in Oslo, Norway. So do I see you at the Oslo Blog Gathering 2010? :-)
What a fantastic event!!ReplyDelete
::sob:: why, why didn't you take me along??
Happy PH, my choice is posted here.
we also have Deepavali celebration downtown this weekend. Happy Deepavali!ReplyDelete
ecl, thanks for sharing your pix of deepavali celebration! Sorry I haven't been around in a while! Come visit! :)ReplyDelete
this is one of the culture that im so eager to experience. one day ill visit a hindu church here.ReplyDelete
I get a very multi cultural feel of Singapore through your blog. Thank you for sharing the many cultures with us!ReplyDelete
Looks like a fun celebration! I just love the mix of cultures in Singapore.ReplyDelete
My entry is here.
i'm amazed by seeing so many people from different countries celebrating and posting about DIWALI.....this is really great....ReplyDelete
i think its not more just an Indian Festival.....its a global festival....wishing a Happy Diwali and the new year also.....
thanks for the great pictures and the post.....
forgot to tell about the food......it looks amazing.....i hope u ate a lots of sweets and enjoyed it.......ReplyDelete
and yea i love the Bhangara.....good u got a pic of them too.....
Today is DIWALI
MP Lim was so sporting..ReplyDelete
it must be filled with lots of nice traditional performances..
i dont remember when was the last time i watched such show.. =P
Racial harmony is especially important in a multi-racial country like Singapore. We must truly learn to love and respect each other differences and cultures.ReplyDelete
The food looks very spicy! ;pReplyDelete
Ah it looks like everyone had a great time. Happy weekend ECL!ReplyDelete
That would have been something for me ! I love those festivals ! What beautiful costumes !ReplyDelete
Looks like some real fun Deepavali celebration!ReplyDelete
I'm still trying to get over those extremely sweet sweets served by my Indian neighbors :S
p/s: The monkey resides at Lower Pierce Reservoir :)
hi! I haven't been around in 3 months, and just came back to Photo Hunt...This festival looks like a wonderful cultural event...I have never eaten Indian food, but would love to try it one day! My hunt is up, please come and visitReplyDelete
it was such a nice event! especially the part about sharing their cultures. :)ReplyDelete
It's a colorful celebration there as compared to here. Here seems very quiet!ReplyDelete
sounds like a fun celebration and MP Lim is so cool rocking the night away.ReplyDelete
U didn't perform your Bhangra dance ECL?ReplyDelete
Happy Diwali to all Hindus!ReplyDelete
Enjoyed your Deepavali weekend?ReplyDelete
You didn't join in the bhangra dance? heheReplyDelete
Wow! Delicious North Indian cuisine! Yummy!ReplyDelete
How I miss that food! My mouth is watering just looking at the photo. I remember this festival from when I was a kid, but we never went to any festivals. On an evening drive we'd just see the candles lit everywhere.ReplyDelete
i also had a taste of the delish indian dishes...thanks to a diwali invite we received. it's my first time and I truly enjoyed!ReplyDelete
Bhangra dance is nice....very energetic!ReplyDelete
Nice colorful suits they have. Never saw them before.ReplyDelete
That´s why I enjoy visiting your blog so much. I´m always learning about the culture in your part of the world.
Good rest of week :)