Located along Serangoon Rd. is the heartland of the Indian community. Walking along the streets of Little India lets you see a temple, shophouses, shopping malls and restaurants. Passing by the rows of restaurants here lets you smell the strong scent of curry. If you're not used to it, hhmmm, makes you a bit sick.
On Sundays, you'll see that the families of and workers from the Indian sub-continent are gathered here, hanging around, doing some shopping and eating.
If you are coming here around November, you should try to see The Deepavali Street parade. This year it was held on November 4.
Although I must warn you, there are lots of people coming to this event so better be there really early to be able to be standing at the front of the barricade for a good view of the performances. Also try to eat dinner before you stand there.
I was lucky enough to visit in September which coincided with the Deepavali Festival in Little India and what a memory that holds. The streets were adorned with bright lights in the shape of peacocks. Market places were set up everywhere and the festivities went on into the late hours of the night. The only drawback was trying to catch a taxi back to the hotel, but standing in the taxi rank made for great conversation with the locals.
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is one of the most popular Hindu temples in Singapore, probably due to its location in the middle of Little India in the southern part of Singapore. The Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Kali. Kali has always been popular in Bengal, the birthplace of the labourers who built this temple in 1881. Images of Kali within the temple show her wearing a garland of skulls and ripping out the insides of her victims, and Kali sharing more peaceful family moments with her sons Ganesh, and Murugan.
One of Singapore's most fascinating cultural hubs, Little India's spice-scented shops gleam with silverware, brassware, gold jewellery, silk sari, bargain electronics and culinary delights. During a religious festival, gaily-dressed devotees dance in spiritual fervour.
Little India is good to visit if you want to do some cheap shopping!!! Tonnes of that in Little India!!!
The Mustafa Centre (shopping centre) is open 24 hours.... so even if your a shopaholic and desperate to shop at 4am, you can!!!!!!
Reasonable prices perfumes in this area, although not a large selection!
Plenty of jewelry shops too!!!!
Worth a visit for cheap shopping!!!!!!
This is a beautiful Arcade. For sale here you'll find anything Indian. From sari's and snacks to Bollywood films and mango lassie's. There is also a lot of art and craft available. You can spend quite some time here to take in everything of this colourful place.
With an unpronouncable name this is the most beautiful temple in Little India. The temple is dedicated to Kali a bloodthirsty consort of Shiva. The temple was built in 1881. You can see Kali ripping out the guts of her victims. How nice!
I love Indian food, is that enough reason to head down to Little India in Singapore? Yes, for me it was! But there's lots more there! There's some pretty good tailors down there, offering high quality custom made suits for both men and women. There's also a lot of markets and souvenirshops, and some pretty good hawkers offering excellent curries! Nice place to wander around, shop for souvenirs and perhaps a light meal?
We had the best meal here in Little India....just near the market there's a big food hall and the local indian food was to die for!! Yummy!! ...washed down with a Tiger Beer!! Nothing like it!!
We visited Little India on our last half day in Singapore and I'm glad we did! Now this is a shopping mecca!! We got more hippy pants, socks, cheap watches, bras and toys for next to nothing!! I wish we had more time to check out this place!! Loved it!!
Here’s a picture of Little India. Mustafa Centre in Little India never closes. It sells electronics at cheaper prices than other places in Singapore. Deepavali is a public holiday celebrating the Hindu festival of lights. It occurs sometime in November.
Little India is very nice place for shopping things from India, you can find very nice clothes, fine jewelry, sarees, music, movies...everything you can think of! After shopping, you can enjoy a very nice Indian dinner or lunch. If you are vegetarian you will find a lot of options here.
Walking around Serangon road you will see some Hindu temples, if you want to enter you must remove your shoes before.
As China town, Little India is a nice place. Ya can spend a wholde day walking around ze streets. I can hear music in every corners, every shops. Ppl look optimistic & friendly. You can try foods from India here, it tastes quite strange 2 me.
If you want to maximize your time in Singapore, or if you have jet-lag and can’t seem to fall asleep, visit Mustafa Centre at Serangoon Road (Little India). This shopping centre is open 24 hours a day and sells everything under the sun – from groceries, to electronics, to jewellery, clothes and shoes!