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Little India Arcade

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

48 Serangoon Rd, #02-07, Singapore 217959

Opening Hours

9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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"When visiting Little India Arcade in Singapore, make sure to try the mouth-watering masala dosa at one of the local eateries. And don't forget to explore the hidden gems of the arcade, like the traditional textile shops, for a truly immersive cultural experience."

What is Little India Arcade?

Little India Arcade is a vibrant and culturally rich neighborhood in Singapore. Located in the Rochor area, it is a bustling hub of activity and a vibrant showcase of Indian culture. The Arcade is home to a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and street vendors, offering visitors a unique and immersive experience of Indian traditions, cuisine, and shopping.

History of Little India Arcade

Little India Arcade has a rich history that dates back to the early 19th century. It was originally settled by Indian immigrants who came to Singapore to work as laborers and traders. Over time, the neighborhood grew and became a vibrant center of Indian culture and commerce. Today, it remains an important cultural and historical landmark in Singapore.

When planning your tours in Singapore don't forget to visit Little India Arcade.

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Why is Little India Arcade Important?

Little India Arcade holds great significance for Singapore. It is a cultural melting pot, preserving and celebrating Indian heritage in the heart of the city. The Arcade provides a platform for Indian businesses to thrive and contributes to the multicultural fabric of Singapore. It is also an important tourist attraction, offering visitors a glimpse into the vibrant Indian community and its traditions.

Things to do & see at Little India Arcade

  • Shop for Traditional Indian Goods: Little India Arcade is renowned for its vibrant and colorful shops, offering a wide range of traditional Indian goods including clothing, jewelry, spices, and handicrafts. Visitors can explore the narrow streets and alleyways to find unique treasures and experience the vibrant atmosphere.

  • Indulge in Authentic Indian Cuisine: The Arcade is home to numerous restaurants and food stalls serving authentic Indian cuisine. From delicious curries to mouth-watering snacks like samosas and dosas, visitors can enjoy a delightful culinary journey through the flavors of India.

  • Experience Festivals and Cultural Celebrations: Little India Arcade comes alive during major Indian festivals like Deepavali and Thaipusam. Visitors have the opportunity to witness colorful processions, traditional performances, and vibrant decorations that showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Indian community.

  • Visit Temples and Cultural Sites: The Arcade is dotted with stunning temples and cultural sites that are worth exploring. Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, with its ornate architecture and intricate carvings, is a must-visit for its religious and historical significance.

With its lively atmosphere, rich cultural heritage, and authentic experiences, Little India Arcade is a must-visit destination in Singapore. 

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Whether you are seeking to immerse yourself in Indian culture, indulge in delicious cuisine, or simply soak up the vibrant atmosphere, this colorful neighborhood offers a truly memorable experience.

Frequently asked questions

What is Little India Arcade?

Little India Arcade is a vibrant and lively shopping destination located in the heart of Singapore's Little India district. It is known for its colorful shops, traditional Indian clothing, accessories, and authentic Indian food.


What are the operating hours of Little India Arcade?

Little India Arcade is open daily from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.


What can I find at Little India Arcade?

At Little India Arcade, you can find a wide range of shops selling traditional Indian clothing, textiles, accessories, jewelry, handicrafts, souvenirs, and spices. There are also several Indian restaurants and food stalls offering delicious Indian cuisine.


Are there any cultural events or festivals held at Little India Arcade?

Yes, Little India Arcade is often a hub of cultural celebrations and festivals like Diwali (Festival of Lights) and Thaipusam. During these times, the arcade comes alive with colorful decorations, traditional performances, and special promotions.


Is it possible to bargain for prices at Little India Arcade?

Yes, bargaining is common at Little India Arcade, especially in smaller shops and market stalls. However, it may not always be applicable in larger stores or fixed-price establishments.


Attractions Details

📌 Address

48 Serangoon Rd, #02-07, Singapore 217959

Opening Hours

9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

Find it on google maps