Saturday, September 26, 2009

A window view

Was at Singapore's Little India this morning to get some fresh produce. The aroma of curry and spices at every corner was wonderful, not forgetting the fragrant scent of jasmine flowers which are sold in little garlands.

I will come back again when I'm in less of a rush to savour the moments and enjoy the flurry of festive activities leading up to Deepavali, the Indian festival of lights. Managed to snap a few colourful windows in Little India before my hands were sadled with bags of meat, fruits and curry spices.

These windows are part of the pre-war conservation houses in Singapore. They are a vital part of Singapore's heritage with a beauty and character of its own. The house with the multi-coloured windows is actually one of the last surviving Chinese villas in Little India. It was built by a rich Chinese businessman in 1900 and he was one of the non-Indian community who prospered doing business in Little India.

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