A guide to local favorites in Little India
- By Shibani Mahtani
- Photos by Ore Huiying
Among the vestiges of British colonial rule in Singapore are its ethnic enclaves, of which Little India is the most demographically colorful. It’s the spot where South Asian migrant workers — the backbone of the construction force here, yet an overlooked population — bump up against Western backpackers and locals across ethnic groups doing their marketing and shopping. The area comes to life during the Diwali Festival of Lights, usually in October or November, and is particularly crowded on Sundays, when migrant workers get their single day off.
Meet Shibani Mahtani
Shibani Mahtani is the Southeast Asia correspondent for The Washington Post, covering countries that include the Philippines, Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia. She joined The Post's foreign desk in 2018 after seven years as a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal in Southeast Asia and later in Chicago, where she covered the Midwest.
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