Deepavali (also known as Diwali) is the festival of lights and the most widely celebrated Indian festival across Singapore. Deepavali celebration in Singapore is set to take place on 24th October this year with much fervour after the subdued celebrations during the pandemic. From shopping for new clothes to decorating the house with lamps to preparing toothsome savouries - there are many traditions and ways to celebrate the festival of lights.
Adding to the festive celebrations, Diwali this year is on Monday, which means you can enjoy a long weekend from the 21st to the 24th of October. We at Drive lah have curated a list of Deepavali events, along with a host of other events happening over this weekend. So be ready with a piece of paper and pen as we help you plan out your long weekend of Deepavali 2022 in Singapore.
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No other part of Singapore is as lively as Little India during Deepavali. Explore all the Diwali celebrations happening over here.
1. Discover All That Little India Has To Offer By Foot
From dazzling light-ups to lip-smacking food to shopping centres, you can find everything that makes the Deepavali celebration in Singapore grander at Little India. If you choose to visit during the daytime on the Deepavali 2022 long weekend, you can take gram-worthy images of the vibrant-coloured buildings and architecturally rich temples. For those looking to delve deeper into the district's history, businesses and culture, the National Heritage Board has organised Little India Heritage Trail Guided Tour. This tour will feature anecdotes by 1st & 2nd generation business owners, Street Corner Heritage Galleries and the cultural evolution of Little India over the years.
Dates: 15th & 22nd October 2022, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924
Admission: SGD 10
Nearest Car Park: Tekka Place Carpark
Drive lah Tip: A trip to Little India during Deepavali is incomplete without checking the henna artists at the Little India Arcade building & Buffalo Road. To add to the festive vibe, you can get henna tattoos done for SGD 5 for simple designs on 1 hand, while more elaborate and detailed tattoos can go up to SGD 15 for both hands.
2. Enjoy A Joyful Ride Full Of Unparalleled Views
If you are looking forward to exploring Little India with senior citizens or young kids, you don't want to do much walking with them - fret not. Get into the Fri-yay mood with Indian Heritage Centre's Trishaw Trails - a 15-minute Trishaw ride for you to soak in the mesmerising light-ups and festivities across Little India. Eight slots are available for 15 minutes each, and you can book between 06:00 and 08:00 pm. Additionally, Little India Big Bus Tour will give you the weekend vibes on Saturdays to give you a bird's eye view during the 20-minute open-top bus tour. Hop on to get into the festive mood while enjoying the breeze and taking photos atop the bus deck.
Trishaw Trails: 14th & 21st October 2022, 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Deepavali Big Bus Tour: 15th & 22nd October 2022, 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Location: Indian Heritage Centre, 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924, for both
Trishaw Trails: SGD 10
Deepavali Big Bus Tour: SGD 10
Nearest Car Park: Kerbau Road Car Parking
Drive lah Tip: The theme for this year's light-up at Little India. Stunning lighting installations include those of Indian classical instruments such as the veena, tabla and more, along with peacocks, lotus flowers and oil lamps from 16th September to 13th November 2022. Wondering where to see the best Deepavali lights in town? The answer to this question is that Serangoon, Kinta, and Racecourse roads are the most lit-up roads during Deepavali 2022.
3. Understand Deepavali’s Significance With Interactive Storytelling
An enjoyable pairing of musical performances and fun crafts has been created for an interactive storytelling session. A must-go for all the little ones to understand the cultural values and traditions of Deepavali entertainingly at Animal Land. Organised by AKT Creations, the engaging musical performances at Deepavali in Animal Land include Oyil dance and Parai Drum, while the craft session is on how to make Thoranam, with each session of approximately 1 hour.
Dates: 22nd October 2022
11:30 am - Session for Preschool children (ages 3-6) in English
02:00 pm - Session for Preschool children (ages 3-6) in Tamil
04:00 pm - Session for Primary School children (ages 7-12) in English
Location: Indian Heritage Centre, 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924
Admission: SGD 10
Nearest Car Park: Top Parking Pte Ltd
Drive lah Tip: In case you are busy during the Deepavali long weekend of 2022 and feel you won't be able to make it on 22nd October for Deepavali in Animal Land, don't worry. You can enjoy "The Deepavali story", a street theatre performance about the story of how the demon Naragsuran was killed by Lord Krishna on the previous weekend. Visit 5 Campbell Lane on the previous weekend, Saturday, 15th October 2022, at 10:30 am to enjoy the same.
4. Get Into The Diwali Spirit At The Indian Heritage Centre
Apart from the activities mentioned above, a host of other activities will be happening at the Indian Heritage Centre till 23rd October 2022. Here are a few must-have experiences and events:
1. Money Packet Giveaways:- Redeem Deepavali-themed exclusive money packets that feature this year's oil lamp and peacock designs before 23rd October 2022. You can simply take a photo at IHC, upload it on social media, and tag the Indian Heritage centre using the #IHCDeepavali.
2. Cultural Craft Activities: From decorating oil lamps to the creation of shadow puppets of Ramayana that narrate Deepavali's story - a host of drop-in activities will be happening between the 1st to 23rd of October 2022 at the IHC Lobby.
3. Community LEGO Mural: Designed in collaboration with LEGO artist Jeffrey Kong, a LEGO mural shaped as a Rangoli design is being put together at the IHC Lobby until 23rd October 2022. Fill LEGO bricks into the white rangoli outline with your young ones by adding it to the 2-metre by 2-metre square mural board, absolutely free.
Dates: 1st to 23rd October 2022
Location: Indian Heritage Centre Lobby, 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924
Admission: Free for all
Nearest Car Park: Kerbau Road Car Parking
Drive lah Tip: The Deepavali Festival Market is located at Campbell Lane and Hastings road, and it offers a range of festive items, from decoration items to traditional snacks.
Apart from the festivities, numerous other activities and events are happening during the Deepavali long weekend of 2022. A gala time awaits you during this 3-day weekend; read on to find out more.
5. Witness A Lush Landscape Of Vibrant Hues
"Patio de las Doncellas" or the Courtyard of the Maidens of one of Spain's oldest royal palaces - Real Alcázar of Seville, has been recreated at the floral display, A Spanish Serenade with Sunflowers. Gardens by the Bay has collaborated for the first time with the Embassy of Spain in Singapore and the Spanish Tourism Board to put the floral display together. The flower dome has been transformed into an olive museum of sorts (Spain being one of the largest producers of olive oil globally), along with a showcase of Spain’s arts and culture.
Dates: 1st to 30th October 2022, 09:00 am to 09:00 pm
Location: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay - 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Admission: Admission charges to Flower Dome [ Adult: SGD 20, Senior Citizen
(60-yr old and above): SGD 15 & Child (3-12 yr old): SGD 12 ]
Nearest Car Park: Bayfront Plaza Carpark
Drive lah Tip: In case you are someone who has an eye for art, you must check out a friendly yet uncanny exhibition of hyperrealism and hybrids. Enter a world full of differences as well as wonders with the artwork of Patricia Piccinini: We are connected at the ArtScience Museum for SGD 18 per adult.
6. Groove To Popular Tunes With Your Tribe
After the two-year Covid hiatus, Silent Disco Asia is back. With an unmatched view of the Singapore skyline from 56 storeys up at the SkyPark Observation Deck at Marina Bay Sands, Pelago Silent Disco will be spanning 8 weeks (14th October to 5th November). Every weekend the space will have a capacity of 500 people (eligibility: must be 18 years or above) with over 3 trademark DJs playing in your LED-equipped headphones for a party like never before. Those who attend this 4-hour grand party can switch between genres ranging from Rock, EDM and Pop by the three DJs spinning simultaneously.
Dates: 21st & 22nd October 2022, 10:00 pm to 02:00 am
Location: Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, Level 56, Tower 3, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018971
Admission: SGD 50 onwards
Nearest Car Park: Marina Bay Sands Carpark South
Drive lah Tip: Another fully immersive experience, which requires you to put headphones on, awaits you at the Art Science Museum. Award-winning films such as “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and “Where the Wild Things Are” will be on showcase for free at Level 4 of the museum.
7. Appreciate The Art Of Japanese Anime & Films
The Projector will be celebrating the Japanese Film Festival, Singapore 2022, from 9th October to 5th November 2022. Two cult classics, as well as a documentary about the great Hayao Miyazaki, will be screened as a tribute to the art of Japanese animation. During the 2022 Deepavali long weekend, ‘Akira’ as well as ‘Ghost in the Shell’, which are undoubtedly two of the most influential anime of all time, will be screened. While ‘The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness’, which showcases the BTS of Studio Ghilbi, will be screened at the Japanese Film Festival 2022 on 23rd October.
Ghost In The Shell (1995): 22nd October 2022, 04:00 pm
The Kingdom Of Dreams And Madness: 23rd October, 05:30 pm
Akira (1988): 24th October 2022, 05:00 pm
Location: The Projector, Golden Theatre - 6001 Beach Rd, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589
Admission: SGD 15 per ticket
Nearest Car Park: LHN Parking - Golden Mile Tower Car Park
Drive lah Tip: If you happen to visit The Projector for the screening on the 21st or 23rd of October, you can drop by the Malay Heritage Centre, where the Lintas Nusantara showcase will happen on the 23rd of October and Nadi Singapura will perform on the 21st of October, 2022 - 08:30 pm onwards on both the days.
8. Play An Un-Fore-Gettable Golf Game With Your Loved Ones
A limited-season experience like never before - a pop-up open-air mini golf course has arrived in Singapore. Drawing inspiration from some of the most popular Disney characters, Marina Bay Sands has its newest attraction, an 18-hole mini golf course - Asia's 1st ever Pixar Putt. Interactive putting holes include those inspired by famous Pixar movies such as Toy Story, Up, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Wall-E and more. A one-of-its-kind experience, Pixar Putt can be an ideal date and a memorable family outing as well.
Dates: Until 24th October 2022
Monday to Friday: 01: 00 pm to 10:00 pm (Last entry at 08:30 pm)
Saturday to Sunday: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm (Last entry at 08:30 pm)
Location: Waterfront Promenade, Marina Bay Sands - Marina Boulevard; Singapore 018940
Monday to Thursday: SGD 28, not including SGD 2 booking fee
Friday to Sunday: SGD 38, not including SGD 2 booking fee
Nearest Car Park: Marina Bay Open Carpark
Drive lah Tip: ArtScience museum has an ongoing exhibition of 24 installations around mental health. ‘Mental: Colours of Wellbeing?’ opens the doors for conversations around the not-so-spoken topic of mental health. You can visit the same any day between 10:00 am to 07:00 pm.
9. Indulge In A Heart- Thumping Music Fest
The Deepavali Long Weekend 2022 can be full of melodies as the 1st outdoor EDM event after Covid 19, HypeWorld Festival 2022 Singapore is set to happen on the 22nd and 23rd of October 2022. Some of the most admired artists who are a part of the HypeWorld Festival 2022 lineup include DJ Snake, Yellow claw, MORTEN, Mercer, Kaskade, R3HAB, Habstrakt, Slushii, Weird Genius and many more such international artists. Making news as the Biggest music festival of 2022 in Singapore, it's definitely a must-attend event for all who love this genre.
Dates: 22nd and 23rd October 2022, 04:00 pm onwards
Location: The Meadows, Gardens by the Bay - 31 Marina Park Singapore, 019191
Admission: SGD 138 for the one-day pass & SGD 248 for the two-day passes
Nearest Car Park: Gardens by the Bay - The Meadows Car Park
Drive lah Tip: In case you are someone who has a liking for the Mandopop genre, One Love Asia Festival 2022 is happening on the same weekend with an eminent lineup of its own with artists such as Namewee, Tanya Chua, Stefanie Sun, Show Lo, David Tao, OSN and more such artists. The event is set to take place at the Bayfront Event Space.
10. Visit The Day-To-Night Carnival Beach
The much-awaited Central Beach Bazaar in Sentosa opened last month, if you haven't already had the chance to visit, the Deepavali 2022 weekend can be your chance to visit this day-to-night beach carnival. You can lay down your mat and soak in the sight of Sentosa SkyJet - Southeast Asia's tallest fountain. Towering 80 metres high, it lights up at night for an even more breathtaking view. At the Central Beach Bazaar, food options are many - several food trucks and containers line up along the shore of Siloso Beach for an enjoyable outing.
Dates: Every day, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location: Siloso Beach, Sentosa
Nearest Car Park: Imbiah Lookout Carpark
Drive lah Tip: In the ongoing offer, you can now buy the International Food Street Voucher worth SGD 5 to enjoy delicious international cuisines and get a free entry to Wings it Time for the best view of the Sentosa SkyJet.
Explore Singapore During Deepavali With Drive lah
There is so much happening during the first long weekend of the last quarter of 2022. With Deepavali's long weekend just around the corner and your plans all ready, we hope you enjoy it to the fullest. The festival of lights definitely has something for everyone, regardless of age. Whatever you add to your checklist, tick it off with your loved ones by exploring it with Singapore's largest peer-to-peer car sharing platform, Drive lah.
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