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Little India

Little India
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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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A fun walk through this district saw us getting henna tattoos for our teenage daughters. Had an interesting lunch in a local place, but was very nice. Lots of jewellery stores and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dio yourself a favor and avoid this post of Singapore it really is a dump. My daughter and I felt very unsafe, guys were leering and being extremely inappropriate to my 13yr old daughter. My husband was getting pretty angry so we decided to leave. The shops were either hard sell or just not interested. We didn't buy anything. Couldn't... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

fascinating cultural experience...the temples, food, markets, people. probably will never make it to india...feel like we got a good flavor :)

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Chennai (Madras), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent 5 days in Singapore, and were amazed by the structure, cleanliness, discipline, public facilities (walks, transports, roads, MTR) until on the last day we stepped in to Little India. What a dump. The place is dirty, unorganized, encroached, undisciplined. Please AVOID going to this place as its just not worth it. Its truly an embarrassment.

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A fun walk through this district saw us getting henna tattoos for our teenage daughters. Had an interesting lunch in a local place, but was very nice. Lots of jewellery stores and fresh food. Little India is fun when going there with the right people.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With a smile, it is a true reflection of the India, truly said, we can create a true Indian environment wherever we go... after a long day's site visits and roaming around in neat and clean Singapore, with all traffic rules being followed, people mannerly crossing across streets, rare eye contacts with strangers, serious busy looking faces... (hope you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Typical Sight of a City in South India. Lot of Tamils and influence of Indian Culture. You will find lot of cheap stuff around this place. It is also famous for Indian Delicacies as most of the restaurants are Indian.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Waves of memories hit me as tastes and fragrant smelly came my way reminding me of India. Large selection of food, things to see, to buy (clothes, spices, fresh food) or just to simply walk around. The food court at the Market by Little India Station is a must as i am prettysure it beats all the other restaurants around.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is utter chaos. Traffic suddenly seems to be so not like Singapore the moment you enter the vicinity of little India. People callously walk paying absolutely no respect to signals. They are usually in a crowd and you can't even question them. Most of the stuff available there are sub standard and don't last long. Having said this,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm glad that I saw Little India, because I'd know not to go there again. I didn't feel all that safe either. Streets are not very clean and there weren't too many things that were worth seeing. We didn't buy anything. Area itself is not that big. Hindu temple was interesting though.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is dedicated to wholesome Indian culture. One can find here Indian food, cloths, groceries, temples, and of course people. This place is conveniently located between Little India MRT and Farrer Park MRT station. It is also commonly known as Serangoon road. It gets very crowded during weekends. What you can really enjoy of this place is some traditional... 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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