CNA Insider 2019

CNA Insider 2019

5 things to know about Singapore's Parsis
3 Min

By Toggle Video Published: 16 Sep 2019 Audio: English

Parsis were originally from Persia, or modern-day Iran. When Muslims conquered that part of the Middle East some 1,400 years ago, Parsis - who believe in the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism - fled in all directions. A large number of them settled in India. And some 200 years ago, a small number came to trade in Singapore and stayed. Through the years, they've tried to keep their customs and traditions - while adapting to their new home. Here's what we learnt about the small community of 300 Parsis in Singapore.

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