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Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

On a short visit to Singapore, I lucked out and was able to partake in the celebration of their annual Diwali Festival (aka Deepavali).  My friend took me out for dinner in Little India.  The food was delicious and I really enjoyed the people watching.  The streets were bustling with people, colors, lights and flowers.

Dewali Festival

At the end of dinner, as we were looking for a taxi to take us home, we noticed that no cars were permitted to pass through the middle of the festival.  So we ended up walking along the street towards where the taxis were waiting.  Along the way, I stopped to smell the ropes of jasmine hanging along the street carts.  It was tantalizing to be surrounded around all this lovely fragrance which included hints of incense floating in the air.

Jasmine

Even though it was late at night, all the stores and even a few mom and pop vendors were open for the night.  I thought it was interesting to find a seamster working on the street with many onlookers watching him conduct his task.  I loved being able to see so many intricate statues along the street as well.  It was mesmerizing to see them at night under the low light.

Without a doubt, I really love Singapore.  It is one of those countries that has a sampling of every culture which in turn has influenced the Singaporean cuisine.  I think I am a die-hard fan of this country primarily because of the vast selection of foods you can find here.  I hope to return again and spend more time exploring this wonderful country.

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14 Comments

    • I was pleasantly surprised to find the evening to be so festive and lively. I was fortunate to be there at the right time of year.

  1. nutrikrystal says

    I never thought to take a trip to Singapore, but your photos definitely have put this country on my radar. It looks like a lot of fun!

    • Oh. You definitely will enjoy Singapore. If you enjoy shopping there are lots of neat things to find.

    • Yes, I was fortunate to have been at the right place at the right time. Hope you get the opportunity to visit Sinagpore in the near future, too.

  2. Beautiful pictures! I’ve never been out of the country before, but now I am adding Singapore on my list of places I want to go. 🙂

    • Thanks for the complement. Glad to hear you will visit Singapore. Thanks for stopping by.

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