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Little India

Serangoon Road, Singapore, Singapore
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As featured in 3 days in Singapore
Ranked #87 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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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

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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Pune, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The place is packed with Indian food outlets and shopping malls that will spoil you with choice at amazing prices ! especially the mustafa center sells stuff at almost 20 - 30 % lower prices compared to the rest of singapore, the prices are great and the choice is good... must visit for shopping as well as indian food !

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Semarang, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

as mentioned w/ the name, it's a India Town in the middle of the busy Singapore. Travelling by Subway is more smelly whenever the train is closing down to Little India. But, Once U get used to it, everything will be okay... I like how they pronounce their English sounding much clearer than the Southern Americans....

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delhi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

the little india is a very known place in singapore. nice to see so many indian faces in singapore. but the place is not so clean . though there are so many good indian restaurants in this area. but every where in the streets there is a filthy smell of drainage in the air. it is well constructed but not... More

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paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I visited Singapore after a trip in India and I must say the atmosphere, although much smoother than in some Indian cities, was so similar to places I was a few days back, I though I was back in India again. Colors, flowers, groceries displays etc were fantastic to catch up again, it was like a travel to India without... More

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

4 days in Singapore in March 2014 - Starting at the The Verge Shopping Centre at 10:30 we met our guide at the start of an informative and amusing 3 hour tour of Little India. We had a great time and learnt a lot even though our guide was an ethnic Singaporean Chinese his knowledge of Little India was great... More

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