Little India
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
About
An experience for all five senses. Start at the Tekka Centre, a traditional wet market and food court where fresh meat, seafood, vegetables, fruits and dry goods are sold. Cruise down Serangoon Road to find more groceries, restaurants, teahouses, tailors and Mustafa Centre, a massive department store selling anything and everything. Visit during Deepavali, the Hindu festival of light, held in October or November.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Andy
    5 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visiting Little India Chinese Market
    Singapore is a very clean country. Most of road and bridges are clean. You don’t see any garbage; however little India and China area has street litter. People who visit these areas litter the streets. Sayd Alwi street had cardboard, empty plastic bottles thrown into the street. Why people didn’t throw those into garbage cans? It is sad to see such blatant disregard for Singapore law in both areas. I don’t know how much foreigners are contributing to this problem but it is very sad. Authorities must apprehend suspects and prosecute them.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 March 2023
  • gfsc5
    Perth, Australia1,479 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Probably a 3.5 rating
    My wife and I visited Little India on a wet day but that didn't stop us seeing what we wanted. As with any of these sorts of areas, there's a mix of good and bad. There were the shops selling tourist stuff (ornaments, Indian clothing etc.), the shopkeepers desperately trying to lure people inside, colourful garlands of flowers, colourful buildings, and other tourist-type offerings. There were areas for the locals, though. I'm thinking specifically of the Tekka Centre which is a mix of food hall and wet market. Lots and lots of small stalls selling a massive range of, mainly, South Asian food. The wet market had lots of fruit and vegetables, fish (some actually on ice but most not!), and meat (some cleaving going on as we passed the stalls). Of interest were the birds pecking away at the meat that somebody was probably going to buy later in the day. It's worth a visit to see a different part, and side, of Singapore.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 11 March 2023
  • PhillyShaney
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania899 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must See Neighborhood In Singapore
    I enjoyed the stop here in Little India neighborhood! It was a busy cultural area and I enjoyed the colorful buildings; food markets and restaurants! I enjoyed having lunch and walking around picking up a few item to bring home to friends and family! If you have the time while visiting Singapore…visit this neighborhood that is rich in culture!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 April 2023
  • Sally
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Indian dishes
    Little India is crowded place in Singapore. Around 3 km from the Changi Air Port. Approximately 30 minutes by taxi and 40-45 minutes by MTC. Can try lots of different kind of Indian dishes. Some other dishes too. Alcohol also available. Street food stalls and shopping on the street as we as shops malls are available. Mustafa center is the most popular shopping mall there.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Abhay Mehta
    Udaipur, India235 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feel the Experience
    We went there with family residing in Singapore and found it very close to India. You can find all kind of Indian items and food. There are few very good Indian food restaurants including Kailash Parbat. A big mall named Mustafa provides all the things under one roof. The souvenir and gifts are at half the price. So, if you are going there then don't purchase these items from anywhere else.
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Sally R
    Brisbane, Australia23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Little India comes to life with Angel!
    Little India came alive with Angel's commentary today. As a Singapore local, Angel took us on a sensory adventure through what must be the most colourful and vibrant part of this amazing city. A must do walking tour for sure!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 October 2023
  • eVe 🇸🇬🇸🇬🇸🇬
    Singapore, Singapore781 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Festival of Lights is ON!!
    We alighted at Little India Station. Had Indian Rojak and teh tarik at Tekka Food Centre. Thereafter, we strolled down Little India, soaking in the buzzing festival decorations as well as murals along the streets.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 November 2023
  • cjbray13
    123 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Somewhere different to go at night in Singapore
    A interesting place to come at night. Night markets, street all lit up in bright colours. Interesting shopping Centre Mustafa's. Great food. But packed with local Indian people doing their shopping. Very busy. A bit overwhelming for my daughter.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 November 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vibrant Enclave in Singapore
    Wonderful place to visit in Singapore and ranks alongside Chinatown and Kampong Glan. A walk up Serangoon Road towards the Mustafa Centre introduces a visitor to the scents and offerings of the enclave with many eateries, jewelry shops, clothing outlets, florists, sweet shops, money changers and many other trades. A mixture of old and new blends seamlessly and provides a feast for the senses. Colorful temples, mosques, places of worship for other faiths, it's an ethnic melting pot.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 December 2023
  • Georgie
    Perth, Australia215 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Little India miss
    Visited this area as part of the hop on/off bus and I think I got off on the wrong part of Little India. The crowds and rain didn't help so I only stayed for less than an hour. The shop owners would follow you whenever you entered their store, expecting to buy up big, and never left you alone which was rather annoying. Not an enjoyable experience here compared to Chinatown.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 February 2024
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Georgie
Perth, Australia215 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Visited this area as part of the hop on/off bus and I think I got off on the wrong part of Little India. The crowds and rain didn't help so I only stayed for less than an hour. The shop owners would follow you whenever you entered their store, expecting to buy up big, and never left you alone which was rather annoying.
Not an enjoyable experience here compared to Chinatown.
Written 22 February 2024
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cliff1608
297 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Love India so love this place, very authentic but 1000 times cleaner than the real thing. Really tasty food and a lot of choice. Definitely recommend a visit.
Written 6 February 2024
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eVe 🇸🇬🇸🇬🇸🇬
Singapore, Singapore781 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
As a local, I am always enthralled every time I visit Little India. Most visitors will walk the main street from Little India Station. However, try venturing into the back alleys and you will find very interesting murals.

The best authentic Indian food could be found in Tekka Market. Mustafa Mall holds the largest and cheapest stuff - from food, shoes, household, electrical, laptops, toys to anything you need.

Do visit the colorful and photogenic historical landmarks -Tan Teng Niah House as well as Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Indian Heritage Centre,
Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple.

You would need more than half day to explore Little India and yet still not enough 😑....

Nearest MRT - Little India Station
Nearest Hawker Center - Tekka Market
Nearest Shopping Mall - Mustafa & City Square Shopping Mall
Written 25 January 2024
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DipuKV
Pune, India2,544 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Was here with family. After spending a few days in the city & feeling nostalgic about things back home, Little India was the right recipe!
Written 1 January 2024
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Wonderful place to visit in Singapore and ranks alongside Chinatown and Kampong Glan. A walk up Serangoon Road towards the Mustafa Centre introduces a visitor to the scents and offerings of the enclave with many eateries, jewelry shops, clothing outlets, florists, sweet shops, money changers and many other trades. A mixture of old and new blends seamlessly and provides a feast for the senses. Colorful temples, mosques, places of worship for other faiths, it's an ethnic melting pot.
Written 27 December 2023
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cjbray13
Bunbury, Australia123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
A interesting place to come at night. Night markets, street all lit up in bright colours. Interesting shopping Centre Mustafa's. Great food. But packed with local Indian people doing their shopping. Very busy. A bit overwhelming for my daughter.
Written 18 November 2023
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Fredric John
Dubai, United Arab Emirates217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
As a person living in UAE, I feel like I know Indian culture very well as I work and interact with them every day.

Joining a walking tour in Singapore broadens my mind on how they cultivate their culture to a small island of Singapore. We started from the market, moved to street art, religion, food, and many more elements that make Singapore emanate Indian culture.

The walking tour was a long journey but the things that I learned are worthwhile.
Written 14 November 2023
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Sally R
Brisbane, Australia23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Little India came alive with Angel's commentary today. As a Singapore local, Angel took us on a sensory adventure through what must be the most colourful and vibrant part of this amazing city. A must do walking tour for sure!
Written 6 October 2023
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar14,440 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
As usual India or Little India will be always crowded. Well decorated area, many gold shops, restaurants, stalls selling flowers for the nearby temple
Written 25 September 2023
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Lester M
Dingley Village, Australia507 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
So much to see and great food places. The old buildings were fantastic too. Must try the tea, samoosas and Indian sweets.
Written 19 August 2023
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