Located in the northeastern part of Singapore, Little India is the must-visit attraction if you want to experience local Indian culture.
In the mid 19th century, Little India was a spot where Indian trade took place. Traders hired Indian migrant workers to manage goods and services and subsequently, the area grew into a buzzing district for local Indians to hangout.
Today, there is a mix of Hindu and Chinese temples, mosques and churches located in Little India. It has developed into an epitome of Singapore’s vibrant culture.
In this historic district, olden-day trades sit next to newer businesses. You can find flower-garland vendors, modern eateries, boutique hotels, as well as arts groups. You are also able to observe the joyous celebrations if you visit during the festive season: Deepavali (usually October or November) and Pongal (Mid-January).
Don’t forget to shop as well! The 24-hour shopping mall Mustafa Centre offers everything from electronics to groceries at a cheap and reasonable price.
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Getting There - via Little India MRT station, accessible thru north east line and downtown line. also walking distance from Farrer Park MRT station.
Attractions - one of the most colorful historic districts in Singapore. The famous 24/7 Mustafa Center, Tekka Market & Food Center, small alleys with all kinds of Indian restaurants, gold and jewelry shops.
Hotels - a good mix of hostels and guest houses, and affordable boutique hotels.
Food & Restaurants - a lot of Indian restaurants serving authentic north and south Indian cuisine. many mamak shop serving roti prata, nasi briyani, mutton soup, teh haria, and all kinds of colorful snacks.
Shopping - a lot of gold and jewelry shops along the main road.
Address - they have 2 outlets in Singapore, one Little India - at 21 Campbell bell (via Farrer Park MRT), the other one at Telok Ayer (near to Amoy street).
Ambiance/Facilities - both outlets are next to road side, Little India outlet is located at corner unit, outdoor seats, quite heavy traffic around that area.
Highlights - they are the so-called mini ‘burnt ends’, serving similar dishes but at affordable prices. must order the beef brisket, coconut pork rids, all foods are nicely prepared with spices and dipping sauces. don’t forget their snack - smoked cauliflowers and onion Bhaji.
Avg. Price per Person - $50 excluding beverages
Rating - 4.5/5
Location - Little India Singapore
Getting There - short walk from Farrer Park or little India MRT Starion
Attractions - sculpture, graffiti Wall, and preserved architecture
Little India is a short walk from Farrer Park and Little India MRT. There are well preserved shophouse designs in Little India range from the Early (1840-1900), First Transitional, Late (1900-1940), and Second Transitional to Art Deco (1930-1960) styles. The two main streets in Little India, Serangoon Road and Jalan Besar, run in a northeasterly and southwesterly direction.
When walking along the street admiring old shop houses and building, you could also see a blend of the modern world as HDB flat and shopping mall were built next to them.
It’s a bit hard to get to India now, so you might consider visiting Little India next time you are in Singapore. This neighborhood is a center for Indian culture and it’s filled with colorful houses, temples, clothing, and, of course, delicious Indian curries. As soon as you step out from the subway station, you’ll smell the curry. The magical scents will stay with you after you leave as well. Make sure to give yourself enough time to wander around the many shops where you can look for souvenirs or maybe even a new mobile phone. Little India is definitely a cool place to visit in Singapore.