Little India is the most popular ethnic enclave in Singapore with its vibrant community decked with Indian aesthetics, aroma, and cultural elements. It is a bustling neighborhood full of restaurants, market stalls, and temples that are either divided or connected by narrow alleys. If you want a taste of India in Singapore, here’s everything you need to know.
How To Go To Little India Singapore
You can reach Little India in three ways:
By MRT – Take the blue line of MRT. Alight at Little India MRT station. Take Exit D since it faces the Race Course Road. Cross the street. Then walk straight until you see a cluster of colorful houses where your Little India adventure can start. The other MRT stations near the area are Farrer Park and Rochor.
By bus – buses that can take you to Little India are 23, 48, 56, 57, 64, 65, 66, 131, 139, 147, 166, 170, 1N+, 3N+, 5N+, 6N+.
By taxi – Singapore taxis are air-conditioned and equipped with electronic meters. The standard flag down rate of taxis in the city range between 3.20SGD – 3.90SGD.
Where To Stay In Little India Singapore
You can find guest houses, budget hostels, and premier hotels near Little India Singapore. One Farrer Hotel is a well-known five-star urban resort located in the area.
To transfer from the Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) to your hotel in Little India, you can avoid airport taxi lines and public transportation by booking a direct one-way private airport transfer with KKday.
Where To Eat In Little India Singapore
Tekka Food Centre
665 Buffalo Road, Singapore 210665, Singapore
This complex is packed with hawker stalls. You can also find a wet market on the ground floor and lots of affordable clothing shops.
166 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218050
Enjoy an authentic Indian food adventure at Azmi Restaurant. Sit on plastic chairs and eat at a table almost next to the street. Try their popular chapati, chicken curry, and mutton keema.
138 Race Course Road, Singapore 218576
Muthu’s Curry serves traditional delicacies from the Southern and Northern regions of India. You’ll love their signature fish head dipped in a secret mix of spices, crabs, tandoori chicken, and masala prawns.
38 Race Course Road, Singapore 218555
Their smoky version of butter chicken will surely tickle your tongue. Don’t miss their palak paneer (pureed spinach), coconut fish curry with a cashew paste and prawn masala, and their famous tandoori mix grill platter that features a big fat lamb chop, fish, and kebabs.
For a complete experience, book an Asia 101 Cultural and Food Tour in Singapore, and it will take you to Little India.
What To Buy In Little India Singapore
Little India Arcade
48 Serangoon Road, #02-07, Singapore 217959, Singapore
From traditional Indian sarees to sophisticated accessories, Little India Arcade will take you to its own little world. You can also spot dried herbs and spices, sweets, and incense and artwork.
City Square Mall
180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539, Singapore
This mall is connected to an urban park and the Farrer Park MRT Station. With nine levels of retail spaces, City Square Mall is your ultimate entertainment and relaxation zone in the area. You can enjoy the cinema, restaurants, and games arcade center inside. You can find clothes, electronics, and jewelry.
145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207704, Singapore
Shoppers won’t run out of items to buy at the Mustafa Centre, a 24-hour shopping mall where you can find wallet-friendly electronics, jewelry, fabrics, shoes, souvenirs, perfumes, and chocolates.
What To Do In Little India Singapore
Indian Heritage Centre
5 Campbell Lane, Rochor, Singapore, 209924, Singapore
Learn about the history of the Indian community in Singapore at the Indian Heritage Centre. You’ll witness a collection of artifacts and a permanent exhibition inside. Book your Singapore Indian Heritage Centre Ticket in advance.
House of Tan Teng Niah
37 Kerbau Road, Rochor, Singapore, 219168, Singapore
Take a picture in front of the House of Tan Teng Niah. It is one of the most noticeable structures in Little India because of its rainbow walls and windows. Several commercial offices are inside the building.
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
141 Serangoon Road, Rochor, Singapore, 218042, Singapore
Visit the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple. This historical landmark has been renovated several times. It was built in the 19th century and was formerly known as Soonambu Kambam Kovil, Tamil.
The Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple
366 Race Course Road, Kallang, Singapore, 218638, Singapore
See the Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple, also known as the Temple of a Thousand Lights. The design is inspired by Chinese, Thai and Indian styles dating back to 1927.
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