Do you know in Little India beside the famous Veeramakaliamman Temple,
There is a Church,
A mosque, Abdul Gaffoor Mosque,
And a Chinese Temple. (Ops, hubby didn’t take a picture of the temple.)
Do you know why the devotees ring the bells before entering the temple?
Devotees ask God to grant their requests by ringing the bells before entering. They also purify themselves by washing their hands and feet, and sprinkling water on their heads. Near the door, devotees break coconuts as a symbol of breaking their egos to reveal their pure and kind inner-selves.
Do you know why the building in Little India is narrow and long in length?
It because in the past, the amount of tax to pay for the building was using the measurement of the width but not the length. (Why now use floor area? !@#$$%)
We visited one of the last spice grinding shops in Singapore. The betel nut-chewing spice grinders here will grind spice mixtures or mill flour at your request. The shop is open from 9.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. and is closed on Mondays.
Before we went home we had Thosai for lunch in one of the India fast food restaurant.
It’s tiring but a very educational morning.