20 installations, activities, workshops: What to expect at Re-Route Festival 2022

The festival runs from now till Oct 9 and will focus on three historical sites within Little India.

Fitri Mahad

Probably the only person that likes to hear the koels go ‘uwu’.

Published: 16 September 2022, 6:47 PM

You can now explore the “lesser-known side” of Little India by attending the Re-Route Festival held from now till Oct 9. 

With over 20 installations and activities, here are some things you can expect when attending the festival.

Non-ticketed installations

Participants can scale the Re-Route Lookout Tower located at Lembu Square and observe Little India on a different level.


Only six people will be allowed at the top at any one time. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/FITRI MAHAD


Those interested can also head to 32 Rowell Road to visit the PLASTIK_SILO installation made out of plastic crates that can be found around Little India.


The installation seeks to “poke, distill and reassemble” borrowed impressions of public and private space. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/FITRI MAHAD


Festival goers can also have fun at the New Wonderland abstract playground, located at Fountain Square. The installation is not just for children as adults can also play around with the ropes and tunnels located in the structure.

Another installation to look out for is the Cowbells and Cattails – a wind installation made out of bells and chimes that is hung around various structures.

Festival Merchandise

Festival merchandise is available for sale at the Re-Route Sporting Club, located at 28 Kinta Road. Those interested can purchase various shirts, trinkets, decorative art pieces and scents. 

Opening hours are 11am to 7pm for Thursdays and Fridays, and 10am to 8pm on weekends.


The Re-Route Sporting Club takes inspiration from the Singapore Sporting Club, which hosted horse racing and attracted wealthy customers. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/FITRI MAHAD


One can also purchase a festival pack for $14. The pack includes coloured glasses, a self-guided festival map, a face mask, a hand-held fan and discount vouchers for participating stores.

Curiosity Capsules

A ticket found in the festival pack can be exchanged for a coin at the Curiosity Capsules installation at Kitchener Link.

The coin can be used to obtain a capsule from the giant gachapon machine.


The machine will dispense a capsule that contains illustrations by artist Valerie Khong and her interpretations on Little India’s lesser-known locations and businesses. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/FITRI MAHAD

Other programmes and tours

On top of the installations, participants can register for a variety of tours, foodwalks, workshops and activities that take place around Little India.

Other Than Prata: A Little India Foodwalk is a food tasting tour where participants can sample various flavours of South Asia, while Lost In Little India is a guided two-hour photowalk where participants are encouraged to bring their own camera and lens.


Chef Drew Nocente’s “Gastro Intersections” Foodwalk goes for $78 per pax. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/FITRI MAHAD


The full slate of programmes and registration information for these activities can be found on the festival’s website.

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