Updated: 12/09/2013 23:39

Call for reconciliation spreads on social media in aftermath of Little India riot



Call for reconciliation spreads on social media in aftermath of Little India riot

A message has started spreading on social media, calling on Singaporeans to meet at Little India this evening to hand out flowers for peace and reconciliation. 

It was initiated by 36-year-old business owner Wally Tham. 

He says he is surprised by the response. 

"It was actually just for friends, and then it kind of got a little bigger than that. But we just ask that for anyone who wants to come to come with a few things in mind, that we're there for peace. We're there to show our love and care for the community in Little India. There are many people who live there who experienced the riot and probably feel quite destabilised right now. We want to show that we care about them and we'll be there for them in the coming weeks as I guess we all recover from this."

Mr Tham says he expects to see at least 10 to 20 people, based on the number of friends who have personally contacted him. 

They'll be meeting at 7.45pm tonight at Tekka Mall. 

Mr Tham says he often goes to the area with friends for the great food in the area. 

"And I would go there with my high-school mate, who is Indian and he introduced me to vegetarian food. Yeah, it was always really fun because it was such a vibrant place to be."

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