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Address: Serangoon Road, Singapore, Singapore
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: An experience for all five senses. Start at the Tekka Centre, a...
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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little india indeed!

its like walking in streets of India. went on a week day so not much crowded. they have ethic foods, vegetables, ethnic clothing to sell for low costs. also there are shops which... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

its like walking in streets of India. went on a week day so not much crowded. they have ethic foods, vegetables, ethnic clothing to sell for low costs. also there are shops which sells flower necklaces made of colourful fresh flowers like small roses, carnation petals, jasmins..etc. they were very smelly and really fresh. there are Hindu temples in the... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Little Indian is located into the heart of Singapore's residential area. Little India offers an Indian vibe from the hotels to the roads, from shops to restaurant. Closest MRT station is Little India MRT station. Worth a visit if you're in Singapore. Try the street food vendors and the ladies will love this place to shop around. You still need... More 

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Noosaville, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Vast kaleidoscope of colours and cultures all meeting in one area. Everything definitely has an Indian edge to it. Lots to do see and eat. The Indian department store, open 24hrs a day 7 days a week is a sight to behold. The biggest 4 story 2 buildings over 2 blocks and is a serious overdose.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Interesting area however China Town is far more active and seems to be better value. The smell of spices is very strong and gets the old taste buds working.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great food as a very different vibe make this neighbor worth at least a quick trip when in Singapore. There isn't much by way of sights, however.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

please do not go there during afternoon time as it was very hot. Another minus point was there were lots of Indian men hanging around on the streets and staring as we walked by will make us feel very uncomfortable. There were lots of Indian men just hanging around on the streets and open spaces doing not an awful lot... More 

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Puchong, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I hang around this place when I need to get some good fish head curry. The Apollo restaurant have been serving the great food over the years and still maintains its great taste till today

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

When here a couple of times during our 2 week holiday in Singapore, first time was on a Sunday and couldn't get over how busy it was, it wasn't until later on reading the Lonely Planet guide that we realized Sunday was the busy day in Little India. I Would love to go back next time I am in Singapore

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I have to chuckle about those (below) who complain about a) the drainage b) the smell c) the crowds and d) questionable merchandise. I'm not entirely sure what they expected. Singapore's Little India is quite a tame version of the real thing! But the upside is that a) the water is drinkable b) The temple is cleaner c) No one... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The minute I stepped out of the MRT building the waft of rotten food and stinky drains permeated my nasal passage. A real shocker for an otherwise spotless Singapore!

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Address: Serangoon Road, Singapore, Singapore
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Little India

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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 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.
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