Little India Arcade

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Little India Arcade
3.5
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A bustling shopping area hidden in the heart of Singapore’s Indian district, the Little India Arcade is the place to go for authentic Indian food, music and fashion.
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David D
Devon, UK15,514 contributions
Oct 2019
Monday 21st October and we to took the MRT to the area known as Little India.

Our visit was during the week leading up to the Deepavali Festival so the the overhead street lighting and decorations, were amazing even in daylight. We did return to see the lights at night.

The stalls were packed with a colourful strings of floral decorations, boxes and boxes of every fragrance of incense imaginable.

A wide variety of artificial flowers, bags and bangles were on display along with clothing and fabrics of every shade and colour of the rainbow.

It was a bit crowded and busy but worth look if only to experience the smells of the incense and the array of colours.
Written January 2, 2020
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PushExplore
Singapore, Singapore4,794 contributions
Nov 2020 • Solo
A popular place with the locals and Indian residents / tourists etc. There are plenty of stores selling all kinds of Indian products, fashion accessories, apparel, etc. It’s not exactly a place I would visit often but once in a while during Indian festivities as the atmosphere is really eclectic and festive.
Written November 10, 2020
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Hazel Wu
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
Jul 2020
Great place to visit for an Indian culture experience. Within this arcade you can find henna stores, bangles stores and sweet-shops. Apart from this, there is only a building full of shops and not all the shops are amazing. Nothing so great about Little India. Only if you have nothing to do otherwise. Yeah, there's a place where fake tattoos are made.
Written August 13, 2020
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familyfuninbali
Brisbane, Australia16 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
We went to Little India today to visit this Indian Sweet shop that my daughter had recommended on a recent school trip. Our experience today was a VERY NEGATIVE and disappointing one. We were selecting our goods to purchase, deciding whether to go small or large packets of Indian snacks, when the man (presumably the owner) walks over to me and shouts put them back, stop messing the bags. I was shocked and said please don't be rude and then I was advised to leave his store…..this is not the way to run a business. We then walked around the corner and had a very lovely experience with another sweet store called Moghul's - highly recommended if you're looking for Indian sweets/snacks
Written July 8, 2015
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Erika s
Edinburgh, UK1 contribution
Feb 2012 • Friends
I went shopping to the continental little India and ordered 2pair of trousers a jacket and top . Was originally told it would be ready before we left then was told they would send it to me there cost I never received it. I then emailed them twice and never got an answer. I paid up front. avoid this shop
Written March 8, 2012
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Valesreport
Adelaide, Australia32 contributions
Dec 2011 • Couples
Unfortunately we visited this arcade on our recent trip and would advise visitors to advise it like the plague for the following reasons:
1. Little India in general is the only dirty place in Singapore.
2. This arcade is filled with shop owners who simply will NOT take no for an answer so the visitor has no peace to look around.
3. I allowed myself to be persuaded to have a dress 'tailored' (and I use the word loosely) at CONTINENTAL LITTLE INDIA. AVOID THIS SHOP AT ALL COSTS!. Their work is shoddy, ill-fitting, and unwearable, while they, like many other similar shops, take the customers credit card details and charge before the garment is even begun. There is NO come-back when it does not reach a reasonable standard, particularly if the visitor is pushed for time.
Written January 7, 2012
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ashmitakashikar
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
Jul 2015
Even if you're a frequent traveler to Singapore, Little India is a nice area to spend some time exploring. There are several smaller streets that are fun to walk through. Look for Moghul Sweet Shop. The samosas are to die for. Try the kaju barfu. It just melts in your mouth.
Written September 27, 2015
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Jessica S
Oak Harbor, WA41 contributions
The smell was strong, be prepared...they have a 'fresh' market that has a lot of 'spices'. It was unpleasant but tolerable. It seemed as the shop owners didn't like tourists...which was strange due to it being well known to tourists....scarves were the big seller and I'm not wrapping myself in them so I didn't want to spend $20 or $30 on one, I was looking for a Hindu nicnak to take home. I was given the eye roll time and time again, which of course stopped my shopping in their store. If you don't respect your customers how do you expect to keep them? Eventually bought a $30 bronze dancing Shiva from a respectful shopkeeper who happily explained the significance of Shiva and her dance. Chinatown was much more tourist friendly. But little India left a stronger, more raw, memory.
Written January 25, 2015
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Susan D
Perth, Australia2,146 contributions
Nov 2014 • Solo
I always drop by Little India Arcade when visiting Little India and in the past have bought knick knacks, bags and clothing. This last time, however, I was just content to browse and soak up the colourful surroundings.

There was a shop keeper who was quite persistent in trying to lure me, and other tourists, into his shop and you will find that you may be approached quite often by others also. This one shop keeper seemed to be running all around the aisles accosting people everywhere. A smile and a firm "no thank you" was enough to get him to leave me alone.

I had a very pleasant conversation with a friendly security guard who advised me of the safest way to walk the back streets with regard to the traffic and how to stay safe in general as a lone woman in Little India. I must say, though, that I never felt uncomfortable there, but did keep a close eye on my belongings as I would anywhere.
Written December 6, 2014
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Woodyinasia
Pouzols-Minervois, France48 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
Lots of little shops selling, every kind of knick knack imaginable. All reasonably priced. You can bargain here. They do not knock much off the price, but if you buy more than 1 of an item, they will give you a reduction.
Written November 27, 2014
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