Monday, October 12, 2009
Malaysia’s Little India comes alive for Deepavali celebrations
George Town (Malaysia), Oct.9 (ANI): Malaysia’s “Little India” area in George Town has come alive with shoppers flocking to buy clothes, prayer paraphernalia, provisions, traditional Indian delicacies and decorative pieces in preparation for Deepavali, the festival of lights.
The shops are decked with festive decorations and, in the background, popular Tamil songs from the latest movies are blasting away on speakers placed outside the shops to the sweet smell of incense wafting in the air.
Some said they were more keen on getting the latest “punjabi suits and salwar kameez” for themselves.
They made a beeline for V.K.N. Sivasamy and Brothers for the latest punjabi suits, reports The Star.
V.K.N. Sivasamy’s co-owner P. Ramalingam said shoppers began flocking to his shop to get their Deepavali attire a month ago.
Umayal Textiles owner G.P. Ashok Kumar said shoppers were drawn by the sale at his shop, which began on September 15.
Ashok Kumar added that designer cotton sarees and designer silk sarees. which are exclusive items at his shop, were a hit with customers. (ANI)