Little India, which is located in the heart of the city, will be developed and improved thanks to RM500,000 in funding from the state government.
Additionally, an additional RM100,000 was approved for the Johor Bahru Hindu Crematorium, according to Johor Menteri Besar, Datuk Onn Hafiz.
“As it is a busy area which is frequented by the Indian community (Little India), we approved an allocation of RM500,000 to brighten up the place.”
“For a start, we have approved RM100,000 for the Johor Bahru Hindu Crematorium,” a news report quotes him saying in his speech when officiating the opening of the Deepavali Bazaar.
Additionally present were K Raven Kumar of the Johor State Tourism, Environment, Heritage and Culture Committee, R Vidyanathan of the Johor MIC liaison, and Datuk N Vellayan of the Little India Cultural Association.
Little India on Jalan Ungku Puan, according to Raven Kumar, is the identity and symbol of the Indian community and is a popular destination during the Deepavali festival.
“We need this place, this is the identity and symbol of the Indian community in Johor, regardless of where people are from, whether Segamat or Kota Tinggi, this place is the focus.
“Good news for the Indian community (allocation) in this place (Little India). The Menteri Besar is always helpful and has shown concern about the needs of the Indian community,” he added.