I got up too late to visit the church and the temple this morning. So it was with a sinking feeling I left the apartment early in the evening. Buses bound for Little India can get very crowded then, packed with Indians going shopping, to visit the temple or meet up with friends.
I decided to visit the church first. I could travel in relative comfort then on a bus that didn’t go to Little India.
But from the church I had to go to Little India. And what a surprise it was. There were empty seats on the bus even though it was going to Little India.
I had a pleasant walk from the bus stop to the temple and could pray in peace.
The Indian workers who fill the temple on Sunday evenings were not yet out in full force. But they began to arrive as I walked back to the bus stop to get home. They came on foot and chartered buses. Little India began to fill up as I left the place. It was almost 6 pm.
Do the crowds begin to gather in Little India later on Sunday evenings now? That makes sense considering how hot it gets in the afternoons.