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Tekka Centre

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Address: 665 Buffalo Rd, 210665 Singapore, Singapore 210665, Singapore
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Description: Part wet market, part food centre and part shopping mall, Tekka Centre is...
Part wet market, part food centre and part shopping mall, Tekka Centre is a place where several ethnic communities converge to create a multicultural shopping fiesta. Established in 1915, Tekka Centre moved to its current location in 1982 and is a landmark in Little India.
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TEKKA wet market

A visit to Singapore would not be complete without a visit to the awesome TEKKA Wet Market It's called Wet Market because in the past they slaughtered beasts and fowl on the spot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A visit to Singapore would not be complete without a visit to the awesome TEKKA Wet Market It's called Wet Market because in the past they slaughtered beasts and fowl on the spot which they no longer do. Stalls are loaded with fresh produce, meat, fowl and an impressive array of fresh seafood all chilled or on ice. There's another... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

the clothing stalls, have some traditional mendhi drawn on your hand, buy some bangles, watch the tailors - all upstairs. We watched the naan being made and cooked in the portable tandoor downstairs, then partook, yum!!

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Melbourne
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This has a gazillion mouth watering choices and was way more authentic than the China Town hawker centres. Had the best biriyani and loved the number of locals there. Yum. Yum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The location is very easy and convenient to access, just take MRT and stop at Little India station. There are plenty of cheap stuffs for shopping - clothes, accessories, etc. The food court nearby with variety of food - Malay, Chinese, Indian food, and the cost is cheap - around $2-3 for regular rice/ noodles or $ 5 for bigger... More 

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Rockingham, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The place to go for all your Indian cultural needs. I got some great Bollywood outfits. & casual Indian style clothing from here. My tip is to get there early. They see the first customer as being good luck & will let you barter them down well. One outfit cost me $150 which was a heavy jewelled Bollywood outfit. I... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I visited Tekka market with my friend as I wanted to get a saree to wear on her wedding. Bought the material for just under 100sgd and spend almost another 100sgd for alteration (to make the blouse & make the saree material into ready-made). Spent another 50sgd for accessories (necklace, earrings, bangles, ring). Be prepared to spend more on the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The best place for Buriyani is Hannifas! I go there everytime I travel to Singapore. I am travelling for 3 days next week and will make sure I visit Haniffa's every day for the awesome buriyani made by Hannifa! Its the best in the world!! Ron Sydney Australia p.s. Just travelling to eat Buriyani at Hannifas and Chiili Crab at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Awesome place if you want to experience local food. A good meal costs $5 or less - but don't let the prices fool you, the food is great! If you're into fancy dining you won't like this place, but if you're willing to experience a local meal, don't miss it. If you take the MRT to the Little India stop,... More 

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Rockhampton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Love Singapore. Love the colours and spicy, florally smells of Little India. The Tekka Centre has smells all of its own as it also has a fish/meat market next to the hawker food court, in addition to multiple sari / salwar & kameez shops upstairs. Eye opening for it's difference in culture, definitely not as pristine as most of Singapore... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very interesting place if you want to know more about people and their way of living. A busy and colorful wet market, plenty of vegetables,fruit, meat, fish etc.The food court offers delicious meals at low price. A bit dirty and smelly but fun

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Staying in Little India

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Little India
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 colored saris patronize retailers from decades past. Peruse streets lined with colorful 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 Center, 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 colorful, lively taste of the subcontinent and is well worth the visit.