In Pictures: Deepavali in Singapore through the years

Deepavali also known as the Festival of Lights is one of the major Hindu festivals celebrated in Singapore. The traditional lighting of oil lamps signifies the triumph of good over evil. Preparations for Deepavali start weeks in advance with cleaning and decorating of the house, buying of new clothes and making traditional cookies. Deepavali is a joyous occasion where families and friends get together to celebrate. Curated by Gokelam Ponniah Achary. Photographs can be purchased from the Information Resource Centre, tel: 63195726, 63195508