Little India

Little India, Singapore: Hours, Address, Little India Reviews: 4/5

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.
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Michael T
Singapore, Singapore2,087 contributions
Oct 2020
Visited Little India on a Friday evening to check out the lights and displays at Little India.

In fact this is the best time to visit, during Deepavali, when Serangoon Road was lighted up for the Festival of Lights.

From the nearest MRT Station (Little India, downtown & north east lines), as you exit, just follow the signs or the crowd.

If you are a vegetarian there are good selections of Indian vegetarian restaurants in the area.

The best time to visit is in the evening, and best to explore Little India on foot. Walk along the main Serangoon Road and venture the side alleys for some surprises.
Written October 24, 2020
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TheCount69
Rochdale, UK807 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Went here on a Sunday afternoon and the area was heaving.
Many groups and families were sat around eating and picnicking.
So many authentic Indian shops and the smells and aroma in the air plus all the locals gave it a real atmosphere.
Sadly as with Chinatown this was the only other place where we were warned to be on guard for pickpockets in the market.
There are a lot of interesting murals on the walls of property but it's not graffiti, they are there for a reason and tell a story.
Nearest MRT is Little India station
Written February 9, 2020
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SRKK2013
Guwahati, India436 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Little bit of India within Singapore that's what I understand. The place is full with Indian restaurants, shops, vegetable market. I feel that people of North and South India have a sizeable presence in the business sector. We had lunch in one of the restaurants here.
Written February 22, 2020
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pd7
Harlow, UK576 contributions
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, UK668 contributions
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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Michael T
Formby, UK1,106 contributions
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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Richard M
Vancouver, WA167 contributions
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, UK156,914 contributions
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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Nick D
4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
An absolute miss !!! This place is dirty, chaotic, smelly etc. Some garbage lying around, cars double parked without a care in the world causing traffic. It surprises me that one is still in Singapore where everything is clean and orderly. When one walks on the road you see mainly men. The restaurants are dirty and not that great. Some of the buildings are colorful and interesting.
Written June 9, 2022
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Abdur Rahman
Kushtia, Bangladesh114 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
After entering the area first you will be astonished it is india or singapore. If you never visit India don't worry here you will get everything same like India. There is a lot of Indian restaurants. Whole area is very colourful. Must visit place. Don't forget to taste some authentic Indian dishes.
Written May 1, 2022
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