A riot of colours at Holi festival

ST VIDEO: KEVIN LIM
Their faces smeared with powder, revellers smiled for the camera as they celebrated Holi yesterday evening. About 6,500 descended upon the open field at Kampong Kembangan Community Club for the 12th Rang De Holi Festival. From 4pm onwards, they were
ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Their faces smeared with powder, revellers smiled for the camera as they celebrated Holi yesterday evening. About 6,500 descended upon the open field at Kampong Kembangan Community Club for the 12th Rang De Holi Festival. From 4pm onwards, they were treated to hours of music and dancing that culminated in the throwing of coloured powder at 7pm. Holi, popularly known as the festival of colour, marks the arrival of spring in the Hindu calendar. Though Indian in origin, yesterday's Holi event aimed to promote interracial harmony and interaction within the community. It was organised by the Bhojpuri Society Singapore and supported by the Kembangan-Chai Chee Indian Activity Executive Committee and the Kembangan-Chai Chee Citizens' Consultative Committee. Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin was the guest of honour.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 19, 2017, with the headline 'A riot of colours at Holi festival'. Print Edition | Subscribe