Kerala is a state on the southwestern Malabar Coast of India. The culture of Kerala is composite and cosmopolitan in nature and it is an integral part of Indian culture. It is synthesis of Aryan and Dravidian cultures defined by its antiquity and the organic continuity sustained by the Malayali people. It was elaborated through centuries of contact with neighboring and overseas cultures. However, the geographical insularity of Kerala from the rest of the country has resulted in the development of a distinctive lifestyle, art, architecture, language, literature and social institutions.
Over 10,000 festivals are celebrated in the state every year. Kerala showcases a culture unique to itself developed through accommodation, acculturation and assimilation of various faculties of civilized lifestyle. Its cultural uniqueness and nature of accommodation of multiple cultures transcends to its relationship to the island nation of Singapore. Singapore have always integrated multiple cultures in its society and have been a second home for all the Malayalee’s who are in this nation for decades.
Kerala Art Lovers Association (KALA) is a Singapore registered non-profit organization with an initiative to promote the wellbeing of the Malayalee Community living, working and studying in Singapore through arts and cultural integration. KALA Singapore was inaugurated in the year 2011.
KALA provides a platform to showcase the talent and capability of our members and aspirants in the field of art and culture thereby enhancing the cultural relations between Kerala and Singapore. Our vision is to build an integrated society that can provide the base for a future that is culturally rich and prospective.
KALA Singapore in the 8 year long journey have become one of the most sought after and established associations in Singapore that every Malayalee in Singapore resonates close to their hearts. From regular cultural events, Onam celebrations and other cultural celebrations to its unique and home event “VishuNite”, KALA has its name etched in the heart of every Singapore Malayali. Vidyarambham, the day where the kids are introduced to the world of knowledge.
KALA Singapore is the only association in Singapore that conducts Vidyarambham every year inviting prominent Guru’s from Kerala. KALA has its sports wing lead by their cricket team that now hosts multiple tournaments in Singapore that give opportunities to many aspiring young talents. Entering the 9th year of its establishment in Singapore, KALA is in a dream journey. A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
KALA have a team that keep dreaming and will continue to dream and make dreams a reality. Those realities will be for the Malayalees in Singapore to be their home within the second home of Singapore.