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Little India

Little India
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Address: Serangoon Road, Singapore, Singapore
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Tue 10:30 - 12:30
Thu 10:30 - 12:30
Sat 10:30 - 12:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

An experience for all five senses. Start at the Tekka Centre, a traditional...

An experience for all five senses. Start at the Tekka Centre, a traditional wet market and food court where fresh meat, seafood, vegetables, fruits and dry goods are sold. Cruise down Serangoon Road to find more groceries, restaurants, teahouses, tailors and Mustafa Centre, a massive department store selling anything and everything. Visit during Deepavali, the Hindu festival of light, held in October or November.

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The name explains it all

You literally feel like you're in India as soon as you step into Serangoon. It feels like home in every way. The lights, people, decorations, shops, warm smiles and food. It is a... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You literally feel like you're in India as soon as you step into Serangoon. It feels like home in every way. The lights, people, decorations, shops, warm smiles and food. It is a popular spot for tourists too. Loved it and it's really nice to spend an evening, walk on the streets and step into a few souvenir stores. The... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I think 'Little India' gets lumped in with its adjacent 'Chinatown' as a standard stop for tourists visiting Singapore. My partner and I followed this formula recently. On the positive side we enjoyed a lunch in one of the restaurants. `On the negative side I found the suburb to really just be a continuous line of gold jewellery stores, without... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wandering down Sarangoon Road is a thrill any time of day. The footpaths are generally packed as shoppers peruse the many small shops spilling onto the street. Stores selling a variety of consumer goods: clothes, bags, footwear and electronics line this thoroughfare interspersed with eateries that fill the air with enticing aromas. If you enjoy watching people, this is an... More 

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you set your step in evening at this place believe me you need to to come to India to see. I feel realy like home. I never felt like i am in Singapore. A lot of eating options are available but food is not that good.

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Trieste, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A good place to spend a few Hours,you can Enter in The heart of indu culture.colourfull and happy environment.

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In a city which seems devoid of any soul, little India was a joy. If you're tired of wandering around a generic western, expensive city and are looking for some kind of excitement, then make the effort to stop by. I lived in India for a while and nothing beats the buzz of spending time within an Indian community. Finally,... More 

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The sights, sounds,colours, and smells. If you shut your eyes you could imagine being in a city on the sub continent. A bit scruffy overall but worth a walk through without staying unless you are desperate to seek out Indian food.

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Was so looking forward to going here even left our tour to go it on our own. Full of cheap crappy markets, full on madness, dirty, (pretty much like India) just disappointed with such a must visit thing to do in Singapore.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Little India is definitely a must when visiting Singapore and I come here every time I'm in Singapore to eat some cheap good quality Indian Food & desserts. There are also many shops around selling gold, clothes, foods etc.

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Universal City, United States
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We used the SMRT to travel to Little India and came out on the edge of it. Walking into the centre and Mustafa (the HUGE shopping center) provided us an opportunity to see some smaller shops and temples. The sights, sounds, and smells change at each turn and are all wonderful. The colors of the silk and flash of gold... More 

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With a strong local Indian community, this pocket of Singapore can feel like another place and time. Wander past traditional barbershops while local residents in brightly coloured saris patronize retailers from decades past. Peruse streets lined with colourful shops as the aroma of curry tempts you to indulge. Listen to the Bollywood music echoing from storefronts and take in the stalls selling bright flowers, fabrics, and spices. At the 24-hour, four-level Mustafa Shopping Centre, you can shop through the night and find everything from pharmacy and grocery items to Bollywood DVDs and diamond necklaces. Singapore’s Little India offers a colourful, lively taste of the subcontinent and is well worth the visit.
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