In Pics: A colourful Onam Village 2019

Despite the hazy conditions on Sunday, Onam Village 2019 saw over a thousand excited attendees turn up for the largest Malayalee carnival in Singapore. 

Held at the Naval Base Secondary School, there were floral arrangement competitions, culture programmes, lucky draws and of course, the Sadhya. 

Connected to India brings you the colourful fervour from Onam Village 2019: 

A 'Pookalam', a traditional, colourful floor art of fowers and leaves marks the entrance to the Onam Village. Photo: Connected to India
A 'Pookalam', a traditional, colourful floor art of fowers and leaves marks the entrance to the Onam Village. Photo: Connected to India
This little girl excitedly explores the carnival. Photo: Connected to India
This little girl excitedly explores the carnival. Photo: Connected to India
Awaiting the audience. Picture: Connected to India
Awaiting the audience. Picture: Connected to India
Awaiting the commencement of the performances. Photo: Connected to India
Awaiting the commencement of the performances. Photo: Connected to India
A little princess spotted. Photo: Connected to India
A little princess spotted. Photo: Connected to India
There were over 30 individual and group performances. Photo: Connected to India
There were over 30 individual and group performances. Photo: Connected to India
A traditional dance at the Onam Village stage. Photo: Connected to India
A traditional dance at the Onam Village stage. Photo: Connected to India
Participants hard at work at the 'Pookalam' competition. Photo: Connected to India
Participants hard at work at the 'Pookalam' competition. Photo: Connected to India
The participants were allowed to only use flowers and leaves for the 'Pookalam'. Photo: Connected to India
The participants were allowed to only use flowers and leaves for the 'Pookalam'. Photo: Connected to India
The final products of the floral arrangement competition. Photo: Connected to India
The final products of the floral arrangement competition. Photo: Connected to India
Guest of Honour Assoc Prof Muhammad Faishal bin Ibrahim, Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC. Photo: Connected to India
Guest of Honour Assoc Prof Muhammad Faishal bin Ibrahim, Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC. Photo: Connected to India
The female warriors at the registration counter. Photo: Connected to India
The female warriors at the registration counter. Photo: Connected to India
Brisk ticket sales at the Onam Village. Photo: Connected to India
Brisk ticket sales at the Onam Village. Photo: Connected to India
An invocation song before the lighting of the lamp to mark the opening of the Onam Village. Photo: Connected to India
An invocation song before the lighting of the lamp to mark the opening of the Onam Village. Photo: Connected to India
The lamp lighting ceremony. Picture: Connected to India
The lamp lighting ceremony. Picture: Connected to India
More than 20 dishes were served as part of the Sadhya. Photo: Connected to India
More than 20 dishes were served as part of the Sadhya. Photo: Connected to India
Choosing the right colour is a tough choice. Photo: Connected to India
Choosing the right colour is a tough choice. Photo: Connected to India
Stores selling kurtis at Onam Village 2019. Photo: Connected to India
Stores selling kurtis at Onam Village 2019. Photo: Connected to India
She loves the camera! Photo: Connected to India
She loves the camera! Photo: Connected to India
The judges making their rounds at the floral arrangement competition. Photo: Connected to India
The judges making their rounds at the floral arrangement competition. Photo: Connected to India
The connected King. Photo: Connected to India
The connected King. Photo: Connected to India
Don't worry, be happy. Photo: Connected to India
Don't worry, be happy. Photo: Connected to India
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Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Correspondent

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. An active Yoga practitioner and cat lover, with a background in Indian philosophy, subaltern and diaspora studies.

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