Little India

Attraction Singapore Published on: 13-11-2015

30 mins
03:00 PM
05:30 PM
First-time visit Second-time visit
Attraction
Cultural
Historic
Must see
Kids
Free
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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Little India is one of the most vibrant and culturally authentic districts of Singapore. Take in the sights, sounds and smell as you immerse yourself in an authentic Indian experience in Singapore.

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Why Little India is special ?

One of Singapore’s fascinating cultural enclaves, Little India is home to the city’s third-largest ethnic community. Little India’s streets teem with activity, and the sights, sounds, smells and textures of Indian culture are everywhere. This is truly one of the most colourful neighbourhoods in Singapore, especially during traditional festivals such as Deepavali – the start of the Hindu New Year. Busy shops offer brilliant-hued saris and shoes to match, a treasure trove of golden jewellery, fragrant spices, all sorts of distinctively Indian decorations, incense and the like. All the while, the latest Bollywood hits play in nearby cinemas. Most visitors prefer to discover Little India by foot, to best appreciate all its action and atmosphere.


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What to explore at Little India?

As its name suggests, Little India is Singapore’s foremost Indian enclave. Its charm lies in the fact that many of olden-day trades can still be found by its roadsides, alleys and back lanes. Fortune-tellers and their parrots, flower vendors selling garlands of jasmine and street-side newspaper vendors are just some of the interesting sights to be found.
Amid the pungent fragrances of spices and blooms is Serangoon Road and its inner lanes like Campbell Lane, Dunlop Street and Hindon Road, look out for stalls selling Ayurvedic massage oils, gold, incense and fabrics in a variety of textures. For a glimpse of Hindu rituals, do stop by the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple and Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple, all within the Little India Precinc
While in this cultural enclave, don’t pass up the opportunity to dine in one of the many well-established restaurants like Komala Villas (vegetarian), Banana Leaf Apolo and Muthu’s Curry, where you’ll find spicy classic South Indian fare inclusive of Fish Head Curry. No trip to Little India is complete without an all-night shopping spree at the 24-hour emporium, Mustafa Centre, located at the corner of Serangoon and Syed Alwi Roads.

Selling points

  • Very Colourful.
  • A bustling venue
  • All things Indian
  • Indian Hub in Singapore
  • Great atmosphere
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Tips for you

  • Getting taxis in Little India can be difficult, especially on weekends
    Transportation
  • SMRT Link operates on weekends and public holidays from 11am to 10pm at a frequency of 8 – 15 minutes.
    Transportation
  • Like most areas in Singapore, Little Indiacan easily be explored by foot and accessible by the MRT
    Other
  • There is almost nothing that you could not find in mall’s several storeys, and prices are extremely competitive.
    Shopping
  • Thaipusam, a major Hindu Festival that takes place in February
    Events
  • On Mondays, wet markets are usually closed – so on this day you may find Little India a bit less lively and vibrant as at other times
    Things to do

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Little India (across Singapore's Chinatown) exhibits great culture in a small place. Go to the busy Tekka Market for food and souvenirs and don't miss the grand Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple.

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Need to shop at 1AM? Come to mustafa at little india, 24 hours shop sell from groceries to electronic

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A big Indian township in Singapore, the only place where you get authentic Indian food.

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great place to have spicy indian curry..late-nite [email protected] mustafa or..wating for an taxi which u will never get.

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This Place is really a Bless for people who are from India to have lunch and dinner.Many Restro have south Indian food.Veg and Non veg North Indian food is also available here.Try not to purchase any other thing from the market all the things are imported from India.If you want to purchase anything then go to Mustafa Center which is very near by to Little India. all the things are also available in India but this is a good place to shop any thing. Mustafa Very Big shopping complex.

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Bring your money because there are deals to be made here. There are a lot of shops here featuring everything you can think of. My wife was particularly impressed with the jewelry shops with their fantastic displays of gold. I was smart enough not to let her go in, though. The best part is the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple. (See my pix). We went to the Mustafa center, a large department store, but found the prices too high, especially after what we had just seen on the street shops.

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Little India is what is says on the tin: an area strong in Indian ethnicity, but all seem to get along just fine. My first real introduction to "Hawker" markets, where there are loads of stalls from which to buy food to eat, and then you sit down at one of the many communal tables to eat it. The fruit stalls were fascinating, the meat stalls not so enticing. Wander around the streets to get a flavour, we were lucky that it was close to a Hindu festival, so there were still a lot of stalls with special goods on them. A fair walk from the City Centre but very possible.

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This Place is really a Bless for people who are from India to have lunch and dinner. Many Restro have south Indian food. Veg and Non veg North Indian food is also available here. Try not to purchase any other thing from the market all the things are imported from India. If you want to purchase anything then go to Mustafa Center which is very near by to Little India. all the things are also available in India but this is a good place to shop any thing. Mustafa Very Big shopping complex. Visited Febr

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Little India (across Singapore's Chinatown) exhibits great culture in a small place. Go to the busy Tekka Market for food and souvenirs and don't miss the grand Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple.

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