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Little India

Serangoon Road, Singapore, Singapore
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As featured in 3 days in Singapore
Ranked #114 of 336 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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Liverpool, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A mix of good and bad. A must see for all visitors to Singapore because this place shows the full indian aspect of India in a very small way. Has the great Mustafa complex that sells items as small as a needle to stuff as big as washing machines etc.Than comes the chillie crabs which are the best in the... More

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North Wildwood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Great place to see an authentic Indian neighborhood. Sure, it’s crowded, dirty and may be a little overwhelming, but it’s a great chance to experience a little of Indian food and culture. Dozens of shops, many with souvenirs, jewelry and clothes. Lots of food stands. The Hindu temple interesting and welcoming. Definitely worth a visit.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Not know what are you looking for, and what come to your mind. I love everything about India, no matter where is north or south, as long as indian stuffs, I go for it. Hence I visit s'pore with my Malaysian friend for renewing my visa while I was working in Malaysia. It was such a nice and cool place... More

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Sandefjord, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Interesting place to visit. I would not say it is too man attractions to see there, but it is nice to just have a walk around in the evening, taking in the mood and smells of the place. Avoid weekends if you don't like massive crowds of people. Especially on Sunday, when all the Indian workers in Singapore have their... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Travelled on the MRT to have a look at the Little India area. Some of the buildings were interesting to see. Very colourful. Was looking forward to having some indian food but after waiting in a queue at 2 different outdoor food outlets, only to be ignored, and having males served before me and treated as if I didn't exist,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Dont go there when travelling with kids, streets are dirty and you most probably would pick up a bug when eating in one of the restaurants. If you wanna eat indian, go to restaurants in Orchard Road or anywhere else. The market above the MRT Train Station is nothing special. I have lived in Singapore, only went there once and... More

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Brisbane
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A real eye opener. We ate at the hawkers market (great food at reasonable prices) and wandered through the streets and shops. There were lots of colorful characters - this was certainly the dodgiest part of Singapore I had experienced! All in all, an interesting place to see.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I absolutely loved Little India. Little vegetable shops along the sidewalk have a small grocery/hardware shop tucked into a tiny space behind. Shop owners were so friendly but not at all pushy - dignified is a word which comes to mind. I loved the covered market - food on the bottom and saris on top! I bought some lovely bits... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you are in a mood to try Indian food, this is the place to be. Have some clothes shops too. Don't think it will appeal everyone add it's mostly Indian wear, but if you wanna try something, why not? The popular Mustafa mall is also located here.

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I dint enjoy being there! Of course, the food was great we went to Sankranthi to try south Indian food and it was purely delicious! and yes you can expect lot of unavoidable staring!

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