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Address: Serangoon Road, Singapore, Singapore
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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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Tour through little India

Compared to Chinatown, little India isn't as much fun. It is really pretty with some colorful buildings, but also quite dirty.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Again MRT gets you here. Some amazing stalls and shops the gold dealers have some spectacular pieces (gold is 24 carat and price is by the grams in each piece) spices flowers and curios aboind

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Compared to Chinatown, little India isn't as much fun. It is really pretty with some colorful buildings, but also quite dirty.

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Glenbrook, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a fabulous way of seeing the sights around this place . Our tour guy was fun but extremely knowledgeable. I'd recommend this tour , gave one a new perspective of the area

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This area is good for affordable eats and shopping. A couple hours here is sufficient to see the sites as a visitor. Shop around for clothing bargains as prices can vary greatly from shop to shop.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We'd been here many years ago but were disappointed on our second visit. Nobody seemed particularly friendly or welcoming unlike other parts of Singapore eg. Chinatown. The old buildings are quite interesting as are some of the shops.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Little India seemed a bit spread out without a central hub but perhaps we couldn't find it. We arrived at the MRT Little India station and then felt a bit lost. We wandered around a bit aimlessly and found an Indian restaurant we selected to dine in but the whole area whilst full of Indian people, felt a bit cheap... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked from Ibis Bencoolen Hotel to Little India. It took us over 30 minutes to reach the great Mustafa Shopping Mall. It's a 24/7 mall. They have almost everything from grocery, watches, jewelry, accessory, health and beauty needs, toys and more. One day is not enough. We got there around 10am so there's not much people yet but come... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited 3 temples around the Serangoon Road, a fascinating road full of individual stores tumbling on to the street, cafes, souvenir shops and people wandering. Plenty of places to buy drinks as very hot. Take a detour on to Horse Race Road and visit the Buddhist temples, at least 3 of them, so quiet and calm.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not impressed with Little India. I preferred Chinatown instead. If you are interested in jewelry (lots of gold) then maybe you should go but I am always hesitant to buy from these places as you are not sure they are reputable. I don't like Indian food either so I cant judge but Ive been to India and I... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They sell a lot of flowers and fruits on the street, so the smell is kinda weird, you cant distinguish if the smell is good or bad. As expected there are a lot of Indian around. Most of them are drunk on Sunday nights, dirty place at night, but very clean in the morning. Still a nice place to visit.

Thank Alj0hn

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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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