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Little India

Serangoon Road, Singapore, Singapore
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As featured in 3 days in Singapore
Ranked #111 of 336 attractions in Singapore
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: An experience for all five senses. Start at the Tekka Centre, a traditional wet market and food court where fresh meat, seafood, vegetables, fruits... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Travelled on the MRT to have a look at the Little India area. Some of the buildings were interesting to see. Very colourful. Was looking forward to having some indian food but after waiting in a queue at 2 different outdoor food outlets, only to be ignored, and having males served before me and treated as if I didn't exist,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Dont go there when travelling with kids, streets are dirty and you most probably would pick up a bug when eating in one of the restaurants. If you wanna eat indian, go to restaurants in Orchard Road or anywhere else. The market above the MRT Train Station is nothing special. I have lived in Singapore, only went there once and... More

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Brisbane
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

A real eye opener. We ate at the hawkers market (great food at reasonable prices) and wandered through the streets and shops. There were lots of colorful characters - this was certainly the dodgiest part of Singapore I had experienced! All in all, an interesting place to see.

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Limerick, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I absolutely loved Little India. Little vegetable shops along the sidewalk have a small grocery/hardware shop tucked into a tiny space behind. Shop owners were so friendly but not at all pushy - dignified is a word which comes to mind. I loved the covered market - food on the bottom and saris on top! I bought some lovely bits... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

If you are in a mood to try Indian food, this is the place to be. Have some clothes shops too. Don't think it will appeal everyone add it's mostly Indian wear, but if you wanna try something, why not? The popular Mustafa mall is also located here.

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I dint enjoy being there! Of course, the food was great we went to Sankranthi to try south Indian food and it was purely delicious! and yes you can expect lot of unavoidable staring!

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Geelong
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

some f the shops are housed in old houses, they are quite attractive. Obviously the restaurants are fine. But other than that, there isn't a whole damn lot to see here, except for tatty shops.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Such a fascinating place. There are so many small colorful shops & stalls and interesting to walk around. It is very busy with lots of people & for a minute you start to forget that you were in Singapore as you can smell the spices, and surrounded by Indian people. Very exotic feel to the place. If you get hungry,... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We visited as part of an organised tour around the city. Was quite disappointed. Quite dirty and not very welcoming. Some beautiful buildings, bright and colourful. Short visit.

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Byron Bay, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If this is your first visit then don't miss roaming around little India and the shopping arcades. Goods are as expected which are not the best of quality but lots of fun bargaining for stuff you really don't need. Eat at one of the banana leaf restaurants with a multitude of food choices.

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