Archive for the tag 'little india'

Sep 06 2012

Singapore’s best party hostels

Published by under Accommodation

Bar downstairs, bunks upstairs.

Singapore’s night life can be a blast when you’re in the right company. If you’re looking for a hostel where the other residents are always up for a pitcher of Tiger Beer, this is where you should be staying. Since it’s more bar than hostel, you can be assured of a boozy time at the … read the full post

Aug 13 2012

Fun free things to do in Singapore

Seeing Singapore doesn't have to be expensive.

It’s no secret that Singapore is the most expensive city in Southeast Asia to be a tourist. But even if you’re down to your last Sing-dollar, it’s possible to sightsee without spending a cent. Here are some suggestions for fun and completely free things to do in Singapore. A visit to see the Merlion, Singapore’s … read the full post

Aug 02 2012

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

You don't want to anger this goddess.

In many religions women are considered to be the gentler sex. To see why this definitely isn’t the case in Hinduism, visit the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple in Singapore’s Little India neighbourhood, which is dedicated the fierce goddess Kali. Although she looks peaceful on the temple’s entrance sign, the statues inside show the Hindu goddess Kali … read the full post

Jun 11 2012

The backpacker bars of Little India

Published by under Bars & nightlife

For countless reasons – cheap food, a central location – the Little India neighbourhood is home to Singapore’s highest concentration of hostels. Since it’s no secret that backpackers like to drink, backpacker bars have popped up to keep them full of Tiger Beer. Here’s a rundown of where to go and what to expect. The … read the full post

Mar 26 2012

A quick Little India walking tour

Published by under Walking tours

With its beautiful temples, exotic markets and delicious food, Singapore’s Little India neighbourhood is not to be missed. Even if you only have a couple hours to spare you can still see the highlights of this ethnic enclave. This quick walking tour takes about two hours, including time for some shopping and a cup of … read the full post

Feb 08 2012

Photo essay: Thaipusam in Singapore 2012

Published by under Festivals,Photos

For one day each year, the streets of central Singapore are blocked off to make way for the Hindu festival of Thaipusam, a celebration of spirituality through self-sacrifice. This year it took place on February 7, 2012. Thousands of people walk the four-kilometre Thaipusam pilgrimage route carrying flower garlands or milk pots to give as … read the full post

Feb 06 2012

Internet cafes in Singapore

Published by under Phone & internet

With free WiFi in many public places and practically every Singaporean wielding an iPhone, internet cafes are quickly becoming a thing of the past in Singapore. Thankfully, if you need to do some impromptu web surfing, printing, or Skyping a few internet cafes survive in all of the city’s central neighbourhoods. Little India is home … read the full post

Jan 30 2012

Thaipusam in Singapore 2012

Published by under Festivals

Will you be in Singapore on February 7, 2012?  If so, you won’t want to miss Thaipusam, a gruesome but very fascinating festival practised by the Tamil Hindu community. This annual religious event is also celebrated in India, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia (the Travelfish.org Kuala Lumpur correspondent wrote about it, too). Update February 8, 2012: … read the full post

Jan 16 2012

Photo essay: 24-hour shopping at Mustafa Centre

Published by under Photos

Whether you’re shopping for a designer watch, durian cookies, football cleats or the latest smartphone you can find it in Singapore – and all under one roof at the 24-hour shopping mecca of Mustafa Centre. Mustafa Centre is more than just a department store: it’s one of Little India’s biggest attractions. Its four levels are … read the full post

Dec 01 2011

Photo: Singapore shophouses

Published by under Photos

Singapore wants to be famous for its glassy skyscrapers and and gravity-defying swimming pools but it’s often the simpler, down to earth shopfronts that are, if not the most beautiful, then at least harbouring the most character. These twins in Little India were among a mishmash of newer, uglier shopfronts and note that, save the … read the full post

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