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Little India Walkabout 2

Singaporean Indians today are about 7.0% of the country's population. They are from just about any religious background one can think of, including Parsi or Zoroastrianism. Contact with India started centuries ago, through trade and religious missions, later through expansion of kingdoms such as the Srivijaya and the Majapahit. This was prior to the Colonial (British) period. Seen here is a statue of Hanuman, a monkey-warrior character from the Hindu epic, Ramayana, depicted with SE Asian influence.

Little India Walkabout 2

Singaporean Indians today are about 7.0% of the country's population. They are from just about any religious background one can think of, including Parsi or Zoroastrianism. Contact with India started centuries ago, through trade and religious missions, later through expansion of kingdoms such as the Srivijaya and the Majapahit. This was prior to the Colonial (British) period. Seen here is a statue of Hanuman, a monkey-warrior character from the Hindu epic, Ramayana, depicted with SE Asian influence.

comments (16)

Jolie statue, je suis impressionnée par ses dents.
Ayush Basu: The snarling teeth certainly have an intimidating effect, Martine.
Its a bit scary Ayush...
Ayush Basu: One would not want to tick him off, Frank.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Feb 2020, 01:15
Excellent image and description, Ayush.

The Ramayana epic poem, from India, is a major influence on Thai Culture and Art.
Ayush Basu: This character is generally considered to be brave and almost flawless in thoughts and actions, Ray.
This is quite something! Thank you for the info!
Ayush Basu: I have recently been going around Singapore with renewed vigour and discovering places that I neglected to visit, Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Feb 2020, 06:28
Bizarre isn't he Ayush!
Ayush Basu: It does raise the question on the creator's intent, Chris.
This could be a dictionary depiction of someone who's about to bite your head off!
Ayush Basu: The snarling teeth certainly have an intimidating effect, Ginnie.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 19 Feb 2020, 07:19
He looks laid-back and fierce at the same time, Ayush
Ayush Basu: Quite right. Indeed, he has the reputation of being modest and laid back, Lisl!
Do they all co-exist happily Ayush?
Ayush Basu: I assume you are referring to the Singaporeans of Indian origin, Bill - on the surface, seemingly yes. I do not imagine there is a 100% ideal harmony, but then again, it probably does not exist in the first place!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 19 Feb 2020, 08:49
He looks a happy chap if not a little sinister Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Perhaps that was the intent of the creator although I have no clue why, Chad.
lol that monkey looks rather devilish, doesn't he? scares me lol i'm getting off your page now smile
Ayush Basu: I will give you heads-up the next time, Elaine.
I always find the faces of these things rather scary, no doubt there is a story behind it.
Ayush Basu: I do not know the story, Brian - but this is one of the good guys, a brave character and almost flawless in thoughts and deeds, in the epic.
The teeth are like saws!
Ayush Basu: The snarling teeth certainly have an intimidating effect, Care.
A fierce looking character Ayush!
Ayush Basu: Reputed to be brave and ideal, Martin, in the epic.
The face is quite scary!
Ayush Basu: I know what you mean but I do not know the intent, CP.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Feb 2020, 07:21
There's a character that you would not want to mess with.
Ayush Basu: He is one of the good guys in the epic, Alan, so imagine the bad ones grin
He looks a lot more realistic than in his statues here, Ayush...
Here, his statues either have his mouth closed and smiling, or smiling with a little bit of his (human) teeth showing...
Ayush Basu: I agree, Sudipto, he looks more feral here.

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