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Kids at BASIC Student Care Centre (Chengsan) take in Little India sights

Did you know that a saree can go as long as 6 to 8 yards (5.5m to 7.3m)?

On June 6, 2017 (Tuesday), about 30 kids from BASIC Student Care Centre (Chengsan) toured Little India to learn more about the saree, an Indian traditional garment worn by women. Not only did they get to see the various types of sarees, they also learned about the materials used to make sarees, as well as the designs.

The children spent an enjoyable afternoon exploring Little India, entering shops that sold Indian traditional costumes, garments and accessories. They were also excited to be in such a bustling and vibrant place, and spent time buying souvenirs like peacock feathers, books, and snacks like murruku. A shop selling fresh roses at just S$1 proved to be popular as well; the children wanted to gift their mothers the flowers, or use them during prayers.

At the end of the event, the children shared that they were amazed at the sight of Little India, as some of them had never been there before. They found the sights pretty and loved its lively atmosphere.

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