Little India

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A buzzing historic area that shows off the best of Singaporeโ€™s Indian community, from vibrant culture to incredible shopping.
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At-A-Glance

Diwali is the best time to visit Little India to soak in the festivities! Shop at the bustling Deepavali festival market and admire the beautiful street light up!

Main Highlights

โ™ฆ๏ธ ๐—ฆ๐—ฟ๐—ถ ๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—›๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜‚ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒย 

@ 141 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218042.ย 

– One of the oldest Hindu temples in Singapore. This grand intricately designed temple was built by early Indian immigrants and settlers in the 1800s.

โ™ฆ๏ธ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ต @ 37 Kerbau Road, Singapore 219168.ย 

– It stands out in Little India with its vibrant medley of colours. It is a rare surviving Chinese villa in the vicinity, previously owned by the Chinese businessman, Tan Teng Niah, who specialized in sweet-making. Maybe that is why the colours are so eclectic and bright!

โ™ฆ๏ธ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ @ 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924.ย 

– It offers year-round exhibitions, programmes and activities to promote greater public awareness and appreciation of Indian heritage, arts and culture.

โ™ฆ๏ธ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ข๐—ณ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐˜€ @ 366 Race Course Road, Singapore 218638.ย 

– Also known as Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple. The temple became widely famous in Singapore and abroad, mainly because of the grand 15-meter-high Buddha statue surrounded by a seemingly endless chain of colourful lamps.

Look out for the ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€ by local artists!

โ™ฆ๏ธ ๐— ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฎ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ @ 145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207704.ย 

– It is a 24-hour megastore of discounted goods spanning over 2 buildings that are joined by a bridge on level 2 and 6 storeys high. You can find nearly anything and everything here!

Photo Reel

Deepavali walk around Little India to soak in the festivities. We were stopped several times to be photographed, making us feel like celebrities!

Rows upon rows of beautiful lights adorn Little India

In Hinduism, the peacock is a symbol of benevolence, patience, kindness, compassion and good luck - this greets you as you turn into Little India!

We visited Little Indiaโ€™s colourful bazaar and night market.

Did you know that marigold flowers are sometimes called "Herb of the Sun"? The orange and yellow colours are considered auspicious for new beginnings!

Many dazzling stalls at the bazaar!

We bought a box of squeeze-bomb sachets and found a quiet corner to blast away!

We had to protect our ears from the deafening blasts!

๐—ฆ๐—ฟ๐—ถ ๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—›๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜‚ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ
@ 141 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218042.

Little Indiaโ€™s most colourful Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Kali
Some tips in visiting the temple:
1. Keep the volume down โ€“ silent mode on phones and speak quietly!
2. Dress modestly โ€“ avoid singlets and short skirts!
3. Remove shoes โ€“ racks available outside!

๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ต @ 37 Kerbau Road, Singapore 219168.

Juxtaposition of our curious little Beans and the enforcement officers along the Former House of Tan Teng Niah.

It is the last surviving Chinese villa in Little India! It stands out in Little India with its vibrant medley of colours.

๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ @ 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924.

Lots to see at the Indian Heritage Centre
Check them out here: https://www.indianheritage.gov.sg/en

Look out for the many beautiful murals and wall art in the area!

Same wall a year later. The murals are constantly changing.

Traditional dancer in a burst of colours along 104 Dunlop Street.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ข๐—ณ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐˜€ @ 366 Race Course Road, Singapore 218638.

Beautiful colourful streets

Get lost in the beautiful sights and sounds of Little India!

Happy Deepavali!

Deepavali walk around Little India to soak in the festivities. We were stopped several times to be photographed, making us...

Rows upon rows of beautiful lights adorn Little India

In Hinduism, the peacock is a symbol of benevolence, patience, kindness, compassion and good luck - this greets you as...

We visited Little Indiaโ€™s colourful bazaar and night market. Did you know that marigold flowers are sometimes called "Herb of...

Many dazzling stalls at the bazaar!

We bought a box of squeeze-bomb sachets and found a quiet corner to blast away!

We had to protect our ears from the deafening blasts!

๐—ฆ๐—ฟ๐—ถ ๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—›๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜‚ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ @ 141 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218042. Little Indiaโ€™s most colourful Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess...

๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ต @ 37 Kerbau Road, Singapore 219168. Juxtaposition of our curious little Beans and the...

It is the last surviving Chinese villa in Little India! It stands out in Little India with its vibrant medley...

๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ @ 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924.

Lots to see at the Indian Heritage Centre Check them out here: https://www.indianheritage.gov.sg/en

Look out for the many beautiful murals and wall art in the area!

Same wall a year later. The murals are constantly changing.

Traditional dancer in a burst of colours along 104 Dunlop Street.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ข๐—ณ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐˜€ @ 366 Race Course Road, Singapore 218638.

Beautiful colourful streets

Get lost in the beautiful sights and sounds of Little India!

Happy Deepavali!

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Where? Little India

Little India MRT station
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