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We Are Opening Our Doors!

9 March 2020 will forever be a special date on our Tekka-calendar — it’s the day where our doors opened to everyone!

To celebrate, we held an open-invitation on our Facebook page and you didn’t disappoint!
Curious passers-by. Lunching office workers. Ardent Facebook fans. We couldn’t have asked for such a wonderful turnout — people from all walks of life.

A big THANK YOU for coming down to support and check out our space!

Our concourse area was buzzing with nostalgia! We overheard many of you reminiscing about younger years while waiting for old-school ice cream, talking about kampung games and the kacang puteh man.

Reflecting on our heritage and culture is a big part of our identity here at Tekka Place, so we loved how a simple ice cream cart created an opportunity for such conversations!

Visitors who were done with their ice cream also got to try their hand at kolam — an ornamental art practiced during traditional Indian festivals which involves floor drawings with coloured flour.

You never kolam alone! Our friendly experts were on-hand to guide guests on the significance of kolam and of course — to create wonderful works of art. We were seriously, SERIOUSLY impressed by the works you guys managed to create! Great job everyone!

Art is not just drawing, so we brought out some traditional Indian instruments to play!

Of course, the backdrop to all of this was Khairulddin Wahab’s masterpiece: Travellers. Vibrant colours. Flowers. Birds. Intricate patterns. A fitting homage to all that is ever-present in the textiles of Indian culture. Many couldn’t resist snapping a quick photo for memory!

Thank you to everyone once again for visiting and showing your support! Do continue coming down to see what’s new, and we hope Tekka Place will become a favourite hangout in your hearts and lives for a long time! 🙂

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