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Little India

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

Little India, Singapore

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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Darius
Local tour guide
"Explore the vibrant streets of Little India in the early morning to witness the bustling markets come to life and experience the true essence of the neighborhood. Don't forget to try the mouthwatering local delicacies like roti prata and biryani for an authentic culinary adventure."

What is Little India?

Little India is a neighborhood in Singapore that is home to a large Indian community. It is located in the central part of the city, and it is easily accessible by public transportation. 

Little India is full of vibrancy and color, and packed to the brim with Indian cuisine and culture so it's a truly amazing experience to have if you're looking for some of the best Singapore tours about!

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History of Little India

Little India was founded in the 19th century by Indian immigrants who came to Singapore to work as laborers. The immigrants built a community in the area, and they established temples, mosques, and schools. Little India continued to grow in the 20th century, and it became a major center for Indian culture and commerce.

Why is Little India Important?

Little India is important because it is a symbol of Singapore's diversity. The neighborhood is home to a large Indian community, and it is a place where people from all over the world can come to experience Indian culture. Little India is also important for the economy of Singapore. The neighborhood is a major center for Indian cuisine and commerce, and it attracts tourists from all over the world.

Things to do & see at Little India

There are many things to do and see in Little India. Here are a few ideas:

  • Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is a Hindu temple that is dedicated to the goddess Kali. The temple is a beautiful example of Dravidian architecture, and it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Little India.
  • Serangoon Road is the main street in Little India. The street is lined with shops, restaurants, and temples. It is a great place to wander around and soak up the atmosphere of Little India.
  • Tekka Centre is a hawker center that is home to many Indian food stalls. The center is a great place to try a variety of Indian dishes.
  • Little India is a great place to shop for Indian spices, clothing, and souvenirs. There are many shops in the neighborhood that sell a variety of Indian goods.
  • Bollywood dance performances are a popular attraction in Little India. There are many companies that offer Bollywood dance classes and performances.
  • Little India is a vibrant and colorful place, and it is a great place to experience Indian culture and cuisine. If you are visiting Singapore, I highly recommend visiting Little India.

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Here are some additional tips for visiting Little India:

  • The best time to visit is during the day, when the streets are more crowded and there are more things to see and do.
  • Be respectful of the local culture and religion.
  • Do not take photos of people without their permission.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing that is appropriate for the weather.
  • Bring a camera to capture the vibrant colors and atmosphere of Little India.

Frequently asked questions

What is Little India?

Little India is a vibrant ethnic neighborhood in Singapore known for its rich Indian culture, colorful streets, and bustling markets.

What are the must-visit attractions in Little India?

Some popular attractions in Little India include Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Mustafa Centre, Tekka Centre, and Little India Arcade.

What is the best time to visit Little India?

Little India is lively throughout the year, but the best time to visit is during major Indian festivals like Diwali or Thaipusam when the streets come alive with decorations and cultural celebrations.

What can I buy in Little India?

Little India offers a wide range of shopping options, including traditional Indian clothing, jewelry, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. Mustafa Centre is a popular shopping destination.

Are there any good Indian restaurants in Little India?

Yes, Little India is known for its authentic Indian cuisine. You can find a variety of Indian restaurants serving delicious dishes like biryani, dosa, butter chicken, and more.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

Little India, Singapore

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

Find it on google maps