All experience exploring colorful Little India in the heart of Singapore

  If you are still looking for the next destination for your upcoming Singapore tour, immediately discover Little India with rich Indian culture and vibrant colors.

Little India at a Glance


Little India is colorful and lively. 

In the 1840s, Little India was predominantly Europeans. They built horse races, cattle ranches and brick kilns, then they often hired Indian migrant workers to work. Gradually certain goods and services prospered, and the mosques and Hindu temples were built and what is now Little India.

Today, Little India is one of the most vibrant regions of Singapore.

If Chinatown is typical of the culture of the Chinese people, the Little India area in Singapore is full of Indian culture. Litle India is also impressed by colorful buildings, unique murals depicting the living scene of the Indian people, all combined together to create an eye-catching scene.

What's so attractive about Little India?

Indian neighborhoods in Little India.

Coming to Little India , visitors will be overwhelmed by Indian space, images and sounds. If you are a lover of Indian culture, Bollywood movies, and Indian dishes, this place will definitely not be missed. 

1. Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Singapore, and is also the destination most visited by Singaporean tourists when coming to Little India. It worships the goddess Sri Veeramakaliammann and the demon exterminator Kali, but in the second split when the Japanese attack, the temple is also a refuge for the people here. Through many ups and downs of history, fortunately the architecture of the temple is still intact.

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple has a fairly small area, prominent with a roof with a very unique architecture. The temple roof instead of roofing tiles is decorated with hundreds of colorful figurines, each statue representing each different deity creating a fancy and attractive architecture. When entering the temple, you must also dress politely, not wear short skirts, short pants or armpits.

Address: No. 141 Serangoon Road, Singapore
Open: 08h00-12h30, 14h00-20h30 every day

2. The House of Tan Teng Niah

Tan Teng Niah is a good Chinese businessman. He owns several pastry factories along Serangoon Road. In 1900, he built this house and this is also the place to record a golden age of small Chinese industry operating in Little India. The house was awarded to the Singapore Institute of Architects in 1991.

The house has 2 floors, 8 rooms with an area of ​​about 16,800m2, on the door there is a gilded nameplate with the calligraphy Siew Song (elegant pine tree-Mandarin Chinese). For the Chinese, the pine tree represents their persistence and expresses their aspirations. Many believe that Tan built the house for his wife and the inscription is for her. 

Outside the house wears vibrant, vibrant and eye-catching colors. thus becoming the ideal check-in place for many tourists.

Address: No. 37 Kerbau Road, Singapore
Open: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm daily


3. Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple (The Temple of a Thousand Lights)


Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya temple , also known as a 1000 light temple, was built in 1927 by a Thai monk - Venerable Vutthisasara. The original temple was constructed of zinc and wooden planks along Race Course Road. By 1930, thanks to help from Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, the temple was built wider with brick and today has become a unique religious site of Little India.

The temple is famous for its 15-meter-high and 300-ton statue surrounded by a seemingly endless string of lights, at the base of the statue is a fresco depicting important events in the life of the Buddha. In addition, inside the temple there are many other Buddha statues of smaller sizes scattered in different sections of the temple. The temple's architecture reflects a blend of Chinese, Thai and Indian cultural influences.

Address: No. 366 Race Course Road, Singapore
Open: 08h00-16h45 every day

4. Tekka Market 

In addition to Hindu as well as Buddhist temples, you can also visit Tekka market to enjoy typical Indian dishes such as vegetarian dishes of South India, tandoori dishes of North India, and affordable local specialties such as roti prata (round baked pancake) and teh tarik ("pulled milk tea" in Malay) at affordable prices. like necklaces, jewelers and sari (traditional Indian clothing) shops. 

Address: Intersection between Bukit Timah Road and Serangoon Road
Open: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, close Saturday

5. Mustafa Center


If you are looking for a place to shop with reasonable prices and a variety of product models, the Mustafa Shopping Center is the place to visit. This is considered one of the cheapest shopping malls in Singapore.

It sells everything from kitchen utensils, decorations, textiles, electronics, airline tickets, bags and more than 300,000 other items. bargain to buy cheaper.

Mustafa Shopping Center has a quite large area and is open 24 hours so it is a place that many locals and tourists visit. The scene in Mustafa is always noisy, crowded but somewhat messy. This is also a place where you can buy souvenirs for friends and family members.

How to move to Little India

Little India Little India is located in the bustling Serangoon and Jln Besar neighborhoods. There are 2 popular means of transport you can choose to go to Little India:

Option 1: Travel by Taxi

You just need to take a taxi on the street or a taxi technology like Grab to move. Just write or say the destination "Little India", the driver will understand immediately and drive you there. Note if you take a taxi on the street, you need to ask them to turn on the counter or ask for the price range in advance to avoid being cut off at high prices.

You can travel by taxi or MRT to get here.

Option 2: Travel by MRT (subway)

To get to Little India by MRT, you can:

+ If you depart from Chinatown: go down from NE4 to NE7 purple MRT station, it is Little India
+ If your area is convenient to follow the blue line, then go backwards from DT19 Chinatown to DT12 Little India
+ If you are in Bugis, take the blue line DT14 Bugis to DT12 Little India then get off the station.

If you travel to Singapore in December and you still do not see Singapore tourism has anything attractive , then visit this Little India area to discover more about Indian culture and cuisine through monuments, temples and the markets here.


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