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Singapore’s Little India: A Photographic Look

Crossing the street and watching out for traffic. Cars don’t stop for pedestrians. Look both ways before and while you cross. Otherwise risk becoming roadkill! On a brighter note, there are colorful cutouts hung over the road in celebration for the upcoming Deepavali Festival.

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At an outdoor market temporarily set up a month in advance for Deepavali. Thousands of stringy ornaments cover the tent ceiling.

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The Deepavali markets sell sweets and snacks. They are homemade and imported from Malaysia.

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Driver slowly approaches the extended family of pigeons. I’ve experienced vehicles zoom right in front of me as I am about to cross a road. Conclusion: pigeons are more valuable than humans.

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Typical street view of Little India. New residential buildings in the background. More are being built everyday.

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The Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple open to people from all religions and social standings. I’m told Hindu temples tend to have strict entrance rules depending on who runs it. You know what makes this photo awesome?
This tourist.

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I’m not sure why I like him so much. Maybe because he looks like someone who can pass for being Paul McCartney’s bro?

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A closer look at the temple’s detailed exterior decoration. Looks like a painting, doesn’t it?

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These carriage rides are made for tourists, not native to Little India. You know what makes this photo epic? The smiling man on the bike.

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Look at him in his signature pose with his right hand on his chin. He was so ready for the camera. You know he was born to be a Bollywood actor. He just wasn’t discovered, that’s all.

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Photoshoot of seafood at the Mustafa Centre, the huge 24-hour shopping mall that sells everything from electronics to perfume to vegetables to clothes.

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