5 things to know about Singapore's Parsis

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5 things to know about Singapore's Parsis

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Parsis were originally from Persia, or modern-day Iran. When Muslims conquered it some 1,400 years ago, Parsis - who believe in the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism - fled in all directions. 

A large number settled in India. And some 200 years ago, a small number came to trade in Singapore and stayed. 

Through the years, the Parsis have 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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