In Pics: Amarkala Deepavali 2019 by Mediacorp and LISHA

Deepavali celebrations in Singapore was kicked off in style with a 2.5 hour countdown show Amarkala Deepavali 2019 on Saturday, October 26. 

Organised by Mediacorp along with Little India Shopkeepers and Heritage Association (LISHA), the event returns to Little India after six years.

The Guest of Honour for the occasion, which saw a turnout of more than 1,000 people, was S Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations.

S Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, graced Amarkala Deepavali as the guest of honour. Photo courtesy: Mediacorp
S Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, graced Amarkala Deepavali as the guest of honour. Photo courtesy: Mediacorp

Audiences were treated to a visual feast of colourful costumes and breathtaking performances by Vasantham artistes and dance groups. Local singing sensations Pavithra, Vignesh Wadarajan, Kaushik and Vishnu Balaji, along with Indian playback singer Haricharan, serenaded the crowd with beautiful renditions of songs both old and new.

Organised by Mediacorp along with Little India Shopkeepers and Heritage Association (LISHA), Amarkala Deepavali returns to Little India after six years. Photo courtesy: Mediacorp
Organised by Mediacorp along with Little India Shopkeepers and Heritage Association (LISHA), Amarkala Deepavali returns to Little India after six years. Photo courtesy: Mediacorp

“It is wonderful to bring Amarkala Deepavali back to Little India with the support of LISHA," said Sabanitha Shanmugasundaram, Head of Indian Audience. "The much anticipated show anchors the Deepavali celebrations on Mediacorp Vasantham, which is showing five days of non-stop entertainment over the Deepavali weekend.”

The highlight of the night was the countdown segment, with over 300 artistes filling the stage at the stroke of midnight to usher in the festival of lights along with fireworks and pyrotechnics. 

Here are some of the exciting scenes from the night's show: 

Amarkala Deepavali 2019 was a visual feast of colourful costumes and breathtaking performances by Vasantham artistes and dance groups. Photo courtesy: Mediacorp
Amarkala Deepavali 2019 was a visual feast of colourful costumes and breathtaking performances by Vasantham artistes and dance groups. Photo courtesy: Mediacorp
What an elaborate costume! Photo courtesy: Mediacorp
What an elaborate costume! Photo courtesy: Mediacorp
Manimaran, Rameshwara and Kaali dancers rocking the stage. Photo courtesy: Mediacorp
Manimaran, Rameshwara and Kaali dancers rocking the stage. Photo courtesy: Mediacorp
The audience danced the evening away to exciting medleys of songs from the 80s and 90s. Photo courtesy: Mediacorp
The audience danced the evening away to exciting medleys of songs from the 80s and 90s. Photo courtesy: Mediacorp
The colourful cultural event showcased local Singapore singers and dancers and saw a turnout of over 1000 people. Photo courtesy: Mediacorp
The colourful cultural event showcased local Singapore singers and dancers and saw a turnout of over 1000 people. Photo courtesy: Mediacorp
The event was a countdown to the festival of Diwali with the audience enjoying a mix of music and various kinds of dances. Photo courtesy: Mediacorp
The event was a countdown to the festival of Diwali with the audience enjoying a mix of music and various kinds of dances. Photo courtesy: Mediacorp
When the countdown ended at midnight over 300 artistes thronged the stage to usher in the festival of lights with fireworks and pyrotechnics. Photo courtesy: Mediacorp
When the countdown ended at midnight over 300 artistes thronged the stage to usher in the festival of lights with fireworks and pyrotechnics. Photo courtesy: Mediacorp
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