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Little IndiaSingapore

This vibrant Tamil district is the place to go in Singapore to find Indian cuisine and to experience Indian culture and celebrations.

Singapore's Little India makes for a fascinating visit. It grew out of overspill from the Chulia Kampong district, which was originally designed to house all of Singapore's Tamil immigrants. Though much more multicultural today, Little India retains many Indian inhabitants. Much traditional trade continues here too, making it a must-see addition to your Singapore schedule.

Serangoon Road is the best place to begin. Take a walk down Little India's main commercial thoroughfare and admire the attractive architecture. Stop at the independent shops to savour the scent of spices, and perhaps buy a few to take back home.

Tekka Centre is an altogether livelier experience than Serangoon Road. Wander around the wet market, which specialises in Sri Lanka crabs, then try on traditional Indian costumes in the affordable clothes shops. The tailors here will rapidly alter garments for you.

There are many exquisite houses of worship in the Little India precinct, including Abdul Gafoor Mosque and Foochow Methodist Church. The jewel in the crown, however, is Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, an incredibly ornate Hindu construction dedicated to the goddess Kali. Take your shoes off and head inside. Here, you'll find images of the goddess in question wearing a necklace of skulls and brutally killing her victims.

Unsurprisingly, the curry in Little India is exceptional. Vegetarian dishes served on banana leaves can be bought on the ground floor of Tekka Centre. Otherwise, seek out a good fish head curry – it's a Little India classic.

Special events, such as Diwali, bring an added layer of colour and excitement to the Little India experience. Check ahead to see if your trip coincides with any festivals.

Little India is in the central downtown district on the east side of the Singapore River. Get there by walking from your accommodation, or by travelling on the MRT and alighting at Little India MRT station. Shops and restaurants are usually open daily.


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Park 22 Hotel Little India
Park 22 Hotel Little India
3.5 out of 5
60 Kerbau Road, Singapore, Singapore
The price is SG$70 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Little India, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Merlion, Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands Skypark. Marina Bay Sands Casino and Singapore ...

3.7/5Good! (357 reviews)

"Great location in exotic Little India, close to stores and affordable street food. Get a room with a window on the upper floor. The windows in the rooms on the first floor are directly looking out to the street so everyone can see into your room. The rooms are rather small for the price paid. Subway ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar,2020

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ST Signature Lite Jalan Besar (SG Clean)
ST Signature Lite Jalan Besar (SG Clean)
2.5 out of 5
15 Upper Weld Rd, Singapore
The price is SG$45 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Little India, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sultan Mosque, Bugis Street Shopping District and Mustafa Centre. Orchard Road and Haji Lane ...

3/5 (1 review)

"Need paid high deposite amount and said will return AFTER AWHILE since nov14 until now no return!"…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan,2021

ST Signature Lite Jalan Besar (SG Clean)
Tai Hoe Hotel
Tai Hoe Hotel
2.5 out of 5
163 Kitchener Road, Little India, Singapore
The price is SG$89 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Little India, this hotel is steps away from City Square Mall and Mustafa Centre. Bugis Street Shopping District and Orchard Road are also within 1 ...

3.3/5 (189 reviews)

"The room too small. Bathroom to not have a place to hang clothes. The shower head is too high and everything inside get wet when showering."…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb,2020

Tai Hoe Hotel
Hotel 81 Dickson
Hotel 81 Dickson
2 out of 5
3 Dickson Road, Singapore
The price is SG$69 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Little India, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bugis Street Shopping District, Mustafa Centre and Sultan Mosque. Orchard Road and Haji Lane ...

3.2/5 (998 reviews)

"Nice stay.."…"

Reviewed on 2 Apr,2020

Hotel 81 Dickson
Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon
Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon
4 out of 5
3 Belilios Road, Singapore
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Located in Little India, this hotel is steps away from Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple and Tan Teng Niah. Little India Arcade and Indian Heritage Centre are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (748 reviews)

"Kindly people and very clean space. It’s good under this price level."…"

Reviewed on 3 May,2020

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Footprints Hostel (SG Clean)
Footprints Hostel (SG Clean)
1 out of 5
25A Perak Road, Singapore, SIN
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Located in Little India, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Mustafa Centre and Bugis Street Shopping District. Orchard Road and Raffles City are also ...

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