Deepavali carnival in Melaka returns

MELAKA: The Deepavali carnival at Little India here in Jalan Bendahara is back this year, says Melaka exco member VP Shanmugam.

“The dazzling festival returns after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. We are expecting a crowd of about 30,000 people to visit the site,” he said.

Shanmugam, who holds the youth development, sports and non-governmental organisations portfolio, said the carnival would start on Oct 8 and end on the eve of Oct 24. He said there would be stage performances during the carnival at Padang Nyiru here as well as stalls selling delicacies and garments, among others.

“We have invited local talents and dance troupes from all over the country to perform during the carnival,” he said.

Shanmugam said the plan to hold the carnival was made a few months ago, adding that the site had been proven effective and lucrative for traders and also to create the right ambience for visitors.

“The main purpose of this carnival is to provide a single shopping platform for the locals,” he added.

He said Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali would launch the carnival on Oct 22.

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