2. DEEPAVALI: 29 OCTOBER (FREE PASS TO CELEBRATE)
This is a Hindu festival that is also known as the “Festival of Lights”. It is characterised by splashes of colour, the lighting of oil lamps and very good food. Little India is an obvious place to visit to soak it all in, where the shops and streets are decorated with all things Deepavali – peacocks, oil lamps and voluminous jasmine garlands. If you can wrangle a house or temple visit with a friend, do it; the atmosphere - and meaning - is magnified to the nth.
For more information: Head down to Little India (the North-East and Downtown lines on the MRT).