5 things to know about Singapore's Parsis
19 Sep 2019 02:14pm
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.