In and around Little India, an area more commonly associated with Hindu temples and Indian-Muslim mosques, you find a cluster of Christian churches.
On the fifth day of Christmas, join us on a walk to a few of these churches.
We will start at Our Lady of Lourdes, a Catholic church located on the edge of Little India. Completed in Gothic style in 1888, the church was originally built to cater to Tamil Catholics.
Next, we head off to an Anglican church built in the 1950s whose congregation then were mostly poor trishaw riders. The origins of the church however dated back to 1911 - in a barber’s shop.
Our last stop will be at a Methodist church which in its earlier years catered mainly to the Straits Chinese (Peranakans). Today, its multi-ethnic worship services includes a Tamil service, a fitting reflection of its location within the hub of Indian community life in Singapore.