Shop­pers stock­ing up be­fore Pon­gal

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Last-minute shop­pers flocked to Lit­tle In­dia yes­ter­day to buy items such as sug­ar­cane,

veg­eta­bles and fruits, all im­por­tant com­po­nents of the an­nual Pon­gal fes­ti­val. Pon­gal is tra­di­tion­ally cel­e­brated by farm­ers in In­dia to give thanks for a year of boun­ti­ful har­vest, and the fes­ti­val is cel­e­brated for three days in Sin­ga­pore from to­mor­row to

Thurs­day, al­though the fes­tiv­i­ties and ac­tiv­i­ties re­lated to it will go on till Feb 10.

TNP PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

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