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Little India

Serangoon Road, Singapore, Singapore
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As featured in 3 days in Singapore
Ranked #84 of 314 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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Hyderabad, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

Being vegetarians, we enjoyed here a lot. Cheap trinkets, lovely Indian food, language you know. But typical Indian cleanness everywhere. Unlike rest of Singapore. You know what I am saying

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Perth
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Whilst on our recent family holiday to Singapore we decided to go check out what Little India had in the way of Restaurants & shopping. All the usual little shopping stalls & market kind of stuff. Lots of beautiful textile & gold jewellery too. We took a taxi from our hotel and the driver dropped us off outside a nice... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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61 reviews 61 reviews
55 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This is very much different from other places in Singapore. The Tikka market is not clean, no air conditioned shops and also smelling since the fish market was in ground floor. There were sarees, salwars and jewellery which used to wear by Indians , although the market is not maintained nicely as other places the goods are not cheap.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

If not for the famous Mustafa Store, I wouldn't recommend this attraction. The last time I went to Little India was in 1996, during a business trip and haven't been there again. Until recently. And now I remember why I never returned to the neighbourhood, although I visited Singapore quite often after 1996. Little India is famous with its Indian... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Preferred Little India to Chinatown - greater variety of things to check out and had some great vegetarian Indian food. Easy to get to and plenty to look at.

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Somehow expected lots of narrow streets full of colour, noise and the smells of indian cuisine however as we wandered along a busy high street it all seemed a bit commercial. That said, the prices were cheaper than other areas of Singapore with no hard sell shopkeepers and the wet market with its indian clothing stalls upstairs was worth the... More

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Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Having first visited Singapore in the early 1980s and stayed in a family hotel, it was really pleasant to see that the 'character' of Little India has been retained. I like to eat and shop where the locals go, so of course Little India provides some colour and interesting sites. I found a very interesting clothes market not far from... More

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London
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Compared to Chinatown, there is very little here to interest the average visitor. If you like a good bit of traditional Indian food, then perhaps you can come at meal time and enjoy yourself. However, for purely touristic purposes, there is little to see in Little India. I did like the colourful houses, and there were many little street vendors... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The price is a bit cheaper, place was messy. Food was good even not as delicious as we though. Many indian jewelry here. The Mustafa Centre open for 24hours.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Little India offers a totally different experience in Singapore. There are a lot of markets and stores with so many different items. Here the price always cheaper and lower than other place. Its best place for us (and traveler) to shopping

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