Little India
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Sally
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Indian dishes
    Little India is crowded place in Singapore. Around 3 km from the Changi Air Port. Approximately 30 minutes by taxi and 40-45 minutes by MTC. Can try lots of different kind of Indian dishes. Some other dishes too. Alcohol also available. Street food stalls and shopping on the street as we as shops malls are available. Mustafa center is the most popular shopping mall there.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 21, 2023
  • Abhay Mehta
    Udaipur, India234 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feel the Experience
    We went there with family residing in Singapore and found it very close to India. You can find all kind of Indian items and food. There are few very good Indian food restaurants including Kailash Parbat. A big mall named Mustafa provides all the things under one roof. The souvenir and gifts are at half the price. So, if you are going there then don't purchase these items from anywhere else.
    Visited August 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written July 28, 2023
  • Sally R
    Brisbane, Australia26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Little India comes to life with Angel!
    Little India came alive with Angel's commentary today. As a Singapore local, Angel took us on a sensory adventure through what must be the most colourful and vibrant part of this amazing city. A must do walking tour for sure!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 5, 2023
  • cjbray13
    119 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Somewhere different to go at night in Singapore
    A interesting place to come at night. Night markets, street all lit up in bright colours. Interesting shopping Centre Mustafa's. Great food. But packed with local Indian people doing their shopping. Very busy. A bit overwhelming for my daughter.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 17, 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia8,147 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vibrant Enclave in Singapore
    Wonderful place to visit in Singapore and ranks alongside Chinatown and Kampong Glan. A walk up Serangoon Road towards the Mustafa Centre introduces a visitor to the scents and offerings of the enclave with many eateries, jewelry shops, clothing outlets, florists, sweet shops, money changers and many other trades. A mixture of old and new blends seamlessly and provides a feast for the senses. Colorful temples, mosques, places of worship for other faiths, it's an ethnic melting pot.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 26, 2023
  • Georgie
    Perth, Australia269 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Little India miss
    Visited this area as part of the hop on/off bus and I think I got off on the wrong part of Little India. The crowds and rain didn't help so I only stayed for less than an hour. The shop owners would follow you whenever you entered their store, expecting to buy up big, and never left you alone which was rather annoying. Not an enjoyable experience here compared to Chinatown.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 22, 2024
  • Johnny H
    Belfast, United Kingdom211 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is what it is, but worth the experience
    I laughed at the reviews before I went. Some stating it was too like India, lol. Of course it’s like India, it’s in the title. It was a great vibe and experience but honestly we didn’t want gold, fruit, flashy electronics or cheap clothes. If you are in the mood for shopping, you will appreciate the haggle but we weren’t really there for that. We did go for food and found the food market, which was of course chaos but once again we expected that. Great flavours and get that tick box
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 20, 2024
  • Brown_Samantha
    Kennewick, Washington1,630 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful place to explore to take in the amazing colors
    We followed a self guided walking tour we found online, and set foot to explore Little India. It is easily reachable via the MRT. So many bold colors to take in, very small and crowded shops that sell just about anything. It took us a bit to get used to the "smell" and garbage, not the typical clean Singapore sights. Oh well, it is after all, Little India. Be sure to take lots of photos. So many opportunities. We especially like the murals that depicted horse racing and colorful playful cows. The Masjid Abdul Gafoor was also worth a stop (even though it is Islamic). We also admired the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple and its five-tier Gopuram. So many colorful and ornate statues.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 20, 2024
  • Hitcher84
    Eureka, California1,415 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit on a Singapore trip
    Nice Indian neighborhood to visit, especially to sample food or to shop. Lots of store line the main road. There is a large Hindu temple and some other important historical and religious sites. Several restaurants to try different kinds of Indian food. Large number of food stalls in Tekka center are a good bet.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 21, 2024
  • jetboyb747
    Tecumseh, Canada163 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool District
    On one of our tours, we ventured through what is known in Singapore, as Little India. What a cool but extremely busy area. The arcade has to be one of the most stocked stores in the entire world. I am not sure if there is anything that you cannot buy here and the prices are quite awesome. You have to go here. We wandered the streets where you will find tailors sewing, people fixing cell phones, street food. Just about anything.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 23, 2024
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pd7
Weymouth, UK546 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
A very colourful area of Singapore that is, like Chinatown, always busy/bustling! There are plenty of shops/jewellers, eateries, etc, but look out for the colourful buildings and murals and especially the temples. Very photogenic in places - probably more so than Chinatown, the River or Marina Bay. Well worth seeing - a highlight.
Written February 6, 2020
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SLKmaniac
Hampshire, UK633 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I've never been to India but if this is just a taste of what it's like then it'll do for me. It's the exact opposite of the rest of Singapore full of narrow bustling streets selling just about everything you can think of and lots of stuff you never even knew existed. It's hot, busy, and to me, totally chaotic but everyone is very friendly and just trying to make a living. Some of the restaurant and food stall take a bit of getting used to as I’ve never seen anything like them before, and I’ve never sat next to a guy eating a curry with his hand!

For us it was a real education and quite a lot of fun - don’t miss it.
Written February 12, 2020
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Joshua Trimidal
Prague, Czech Republic105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A colorful place or area full of great restaurants. You can eat cheaply, but most restaurants are expensive, which can spoil the impression of the place. I definitely recommend reading reviews of all restaurants, because some restaurants and bars are not of such high quality and the service speed is slow. This place is definitely great for Instagram photos and quality travel videos. Everyone will find what they are looking for.
Written September 7, 2022
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Michael T
Formby, UK1,130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Little India was an interesting experience. The are many temples in its vicinity and most allow you inside if you are dressed appropriately and remove your shoes. The temples are extremely colourful and ornate. Some might describe them as garish, but whilst not to my taste I did appreciate the artistry and the significance for the people who worshipped there. They really were an eye opener. The worshippers inside accepted the intrusion of the tourists with good grace and a smile.
Written March 10, 2020
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mjail5
Perth, Australia1,404 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The first tourist attraction we came across in Little India was the former house of Tan Teng Niah - a Chinaman. It should not be a surprise seeing that Singapore is so multi-cultural with the Chinese, Indian and Malays making up the majority of the population. Likewise in Chinatown, the mosque and Indian temple are amongst the attractions there.

Whilst walking around Little India, we noticed a queue and it was already past 9am. We did not know what to expect except assuming the food has to be good for people to queue at that time. Joined the queue and when we got to the front of the line, we had a look at the menu and decided on the dosais. My goodness, they were the best we have ever had. We had both the masala and mysore masala together with tea and masala tea costing us only SGD 14.60.

We continued walking around Little India passing the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple which we did not go in as we were wearing shorts. Wanted to go into the Abdul Gafoor Mosque but could not find the entrance.

Walking around we came across a food court, Eat Box which was deserted at lunch time and seemed out of place in Little India. We did return to Little India a second time at night and again it was pretty empty.

However, at night the atmosphere in Little India was totally different - it really felt as though you were in India with the throngs of mainly Indian men about. I was surprise to see Security around but did not feel uneasy at all. For dinner, we went to Apolo, a banana leaf curry restaurant. Food was delicious but on the pricey side.

When you visit Singapore, make sure you immerse your self in the different cultures by visiting Little India, Chinatown and Kampong Glam.
Written August 4, 2022
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Richard M
Vancouver, WA161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn in Little India for 4 nights. The area was bustling with activity. The stores stayed open late and people were strolling or racing down the street. Many wore attire you would expect to see in India. You will not find many or any restaurants serving cuisine other than Indian. However it is excellent Indian food. There is a centrally located MRT Station which made it easy to get anywhere in the city.
Written January 19, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This little bit of India in Singapore is filled with Hindu temples and South Asian eateries. In my personal opinion, there really wasn’t that much to see except for the Former House of Tan Teng Niah.
Don’t get me wrong, the area is colourful and if South Asian food is your thing, then you’ll enjoy it much more than I did. Little India is fairly easy to get to as there is a MRT station on the Downtown line that’ll take you right there.
Written March 10, 2020
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gfsc5
Perth, Australia1,786 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
My wife and I visited Little India on a wet day but that didn't stop us seeing what we wanted.

As with any of these sorts of areas, there's a mix of good and bad. There were the shops selling tourist stuff (ornaments, Indian clothing etc.), the shopkeepers desperately trying to lure people inside, colourful garlands of flowers, colourful buildings, and other tourist-type offerings.

There were areas for the locals, though. I'm thinking specifically of the Tekka Centre which is a mix of food hall and wet market. Lots and lots of small stalls selling a massive range of, mainly, South Asian food. The wet market had lots of fruit and vegetables, fish (some actually on ice but most not!), and meat (some cleaving going on as we passed the stalls). Of interest were the birds pecking away at the meat that somebody was probably going to buy later in the day.

It's worth a visit to see a different part, and side, of Singapore.
Written March 11, 2023
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Brown_Samantha
Kennewick, WA1,630 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We followed a self guided walking tour we found online, and set foot to explore Little India. It is easily reachable via the MRT. So many bold colors to take in, very small and crowded shops that sell just about anything. It took us a bit to get used to the "smell" and garbage, not the typical clean Singapore sights. Oh well, it is after all, Little India.

Be sure to take lots of photos. So many opportunities. We especially like the murals that depicted horse racing and colorful playful cows.

The Masjid Abdul Gafoor was also worth a stop (even though it is Islamic). We also admired the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple and its five-tier Gopuram. So many colorful and ornate statues.
Written March 20, 2024
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Sally R
Brisbane, Australia26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Little India came alive with Angel's commentary today. As a Singapore local, Angel took us on a sensory adventure through what must be the most colourful and vibrant part of this amazing city. A must do walking tour for sure!
Written October 6, 2023
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