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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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Colorful and completly diffrent than the other parts of the city

Really original place, a piece of India. My recommendation - go to Mustafa Centre and stroll among thousands of malls with enormous of different products (including original... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Really original place, a piece of India. My recommendation - go to Mustafa Centre and stroll among thousands of malls with enormous of different products (including original Indian products) and visit some local restaurant to enjoy an Indian cuisine. At this region you can see a lot of very original (I mean for a European at least) dressed people which... More 

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Fremantle Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Our trip here was in the hop on hop off SIA bus we walked around and found some interesting things but it was a bit of a let down the area felt strange and not welcoming.

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Albury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Easy to get to on the MRT and as we ascended the escalator from the station we could smell the spices! Truly a cultural experience with the museum, the architecture, the shopping, the resturants, the food halls; everything! People here were very friendly and we loved wandering about. The wet market with the fish & meat, fresh vegetables and spices... More 

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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Its like its not in singapore...its not what I expected after coming from the Chinatown that same day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The title says it all A definite place to see the cultural diversity of Singapore. Can be easily accessed by MRT. The main road that runs through Little India is Serangoon Rd. There are many Indian restaurants and Indian clothing shops. There are two temples located on Serangoon Rd. The famous Mustafa centre is also located on Serangoon Rd Little... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Little India is a mix of old and modern that combine well to make a vibrant and thriving community. From the old Hindu temples, the modern shopping centres, the amazing Mustafa Centre, the numerous accommodation houses there is much to interest the tourist. There are two MRT stations and numerous public buses servicing the area (a number of the costly... More 

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We were quite disappointed, after visiting China Town we were expectant of a pleasant experience and nice good instead we were left wondering why we'd bothered. We couldn't find somewhere we would eat as everywhere looked unhygienic and I can assure you we usually try the local delights of any area we visit! Didn't find anything of interest to us... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We visited Little India late one afternoon. We were starving and looking for a restaurant. Most of them were closed or on lunch! The area didn't strike as to be as clean as the rest of pristine Singapore. We were not very impressed and didn't stay for too long. Interesting, but better examples elsewhere in the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

If you are an Indian or looking for Indian cuisine in Singapore, this is the place to come for. I visited Singapore in Aug 2011 and again in Sept 2013 and stayed in Park Royal Hotel in Kitchener Road on both occasion. Close to this is a Big Shopping Complex - Mustafa. This shopping complex is open round the clock... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Good food in little India and one of the tour stops on the airport's free Singapore tour. A nice area to check out while in the city to experience some of Singapore's ethnic makeup and sample the delicious cuisine!

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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.
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