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Address: Serangoon Road, Singapore, Singapore
Phone Number: 977854985
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

An experience for all five senses. Start at the Tekka Centre, a traditional...

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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If you have not seen Little India which got its name because on a Weekend, Saturdays & Sundays you might think you are in an Indian small town/mini city, as most Indian foreigners... read more

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Little India is a very authentic district in Rochor, Singapore. It has a vibrant colour scheme to its buildings and some interesting restaurants. The area could be said to have character and the temples are definitely a highlight. However, the district itself is a bit grimy and I wouldn't recommend spending too much time there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited Singapore on business in June 2016 and my wife, son and daughter joined me for the second week. Little India is a must see. There are many Chinatowns in the world but Little India is unique. Serangoon Road is very interesting to walk along. Shops and restaurants. Local Indian culture. Hustle and bustle. I have reviewed the sights... More 

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There is not much to do here other than taste indian food and gaze at the shop stalls.. It could be very crowded with indians at night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have not seen Little India which got its name because on a Weekend, Saturdays & Sundays you might think you are in an Indian small town/mini city, as most Indian foreigners and locals gathers there to meet and chat. It's very interesting as you can see lots of old heritage buildings, Indian Temples, Buddhist Temple, while strolling around.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hub for Indian residents of Singapore, people from all over Singapore come here for good Indian food, Indian grocery, buying gold and temples. Also you can find many street shops selling all electronic items, clothes at very cheap price. Avoid this place on a weekend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to see a slice of India without visiting India, here your pit stop. Go with an open mind and you will be enriched. By the riot if colour, aroma and crowds Get your self an excellent Indian meal or Indian clothes and jewellery. A must visit. Place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Little India is a vibrant place to spend a couple of hours. The hakka needs a little cleaning. We found the food to be on the bland side. The shops were expensive $150 for a men's short sleeve dress shirt.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was good to come here and take a look but I wouldn't spend too much time here, fortunately I managed to find a shop that sold Indian sweets, they were very good and not too badly priced, delicious and took me back to when I was very young, it is worth a quick look.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've always want to visit India - for the culture. But my recent visit at Little India in Singapore is overwhelming and more than enough for me to never want to go anywhere near. Had my lunch at Tekka foot court. That place is dirty, humid and people around can be intimidating for females. We walked around after lunch for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Shopping in Little India is not exactly your run-of-the-mill retail experience. The Singapore shopping scene is usually associated more with futuristic mega-malls, with ultra-designer brands in gleaming air-conditioned open spaces. Little India, however, presents a very different story; one that’ll probably leave you with a longer lasting impression, as well as more cash left over in your back pocket. From... More 

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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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