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Address: Serangoon Road, Singapore, Singapore
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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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A Taste of India in Singapore

Okay, I've never been to India (though I hope to rectify that sometime) but this little corner of Singapore did give me a bit of a taste of what I was missing. I loved walking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Okay, I've never been to India (though I hope to rectify that sometime) but this little corner of Singapore did give me a bit of a taste of what I was missing. I loved walking along Buffalo road looking at all of the produce and textile shops, and some of the clothes here were absolutely gorgeous. There are a number... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you are an Indian, you can skip this place, cause you already know how it is... Unless you want to eat indian food. For others, its a great place to visit to understand the Indian culture, the vibrance, the riot of colours, the temples, the festivals (during the seasons). A good way to connect with it. Though its not... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed shopping for and comparing prices and styles of gold jewellery in many jewellers who were clustered together in the central shopping district. The shopping is a short walk from the station. It was also interesting wandering the streets to meander in local stores where the locals shop. Temples and buildings were interesting too. A very different pocket... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The shops are located along both sides of Serangoon Road and the jewellery are all hand crafted. They sell the best 22 carat gold. There are also some good Indian clothing shops. Another interesting pplace is the also a produce market that sells Asian vegetables/fruits, seafood, poultry, beef and crabs from Sri Lanka. Singapore's most famous Mustafa shopping centre is... More 

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noida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went to Singapore in Nov - 2014 , stayed in hotel aqueen jalan besar which is in little India . A lots of Indian Restaurants , shops are their .Famous Mustafa centre is also their

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went here about seven years ago, i can see some temple for Hindu we praying there And feel so Happy, maybe next time i will come again

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Singapore is known to be one of the cleanest cities in the world. However, there is a loophole in that statement and the loophole is Little India. I'm not saying that the place is not clean or is filthy, but the place is extremely crowded and has very narrow lanes, which makes it really congested. All said and done, this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Litte India is a great place to spend a few hours or even a day. There are a lot of food opportunities and it is hard to choose one - there are so many! Great

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I enjoy my visits to LI where I go to eat and buy Indian sweetmeats (eg. burfi), spices, artificial flowers and to take photographs. The area is served by the MRT and buses from town. Attractions include a Hindu temple, Mustapha's department store and colourful side streets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

If your looking for cheap shopping in Singapore try Little India especially for hippy pants and small souvenirs - not the cleaniest of places and wouldn't eat there but shopping okay. Mostly in Singapore shopping is expensive but Little India and Bugis Street were okay.

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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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