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Little India

Things to see and do

  • Tekka Centre Market
    4 stars

    The ground floor is half wet market and half hawker centre, so you can feast on Indian food like rich curries, dosai and briyani rice, or buy the ingredients to make them yourself. The produce from Tekka Centre is known for being extremely fresh and extremely cheap, so this is the time to splurge ... read more

  • Leong San See Temple
    3.5 stars

    The temple was originally dedicated to her, but an altar to Confucius was added during renovations and people come to pray their children will adopt Confucian values like intelligence and obedience. The temple's name translates to "Dragon Mountain Temple" and if you look at the roof and gate you'll ... read more

  • Walking street: Serangoon Road
    3.5 stars

    The little shops spill onto the footpaths and many people end up walking on the road to bypass the clutter.

    Serangoon Road passes Tekka Market, a labyrinth of produce and cooked food, and two of Little India's most important Hindu temples — Sri Srinivasa Perumal and Sri Veeramakaliamman.

  • Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
    3 stars

    Dr Sun Yat Sen, the revolutionary who helped to overthrow the last imperial dynasty of China and is regarded as the founding father of the modern People's Republic of China, spent time in Singapore working for the revolutionary cause. The villa he stayed at is now a memorial hall set opposite a ... read more

  • Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple
    3.5 stars

    It's also known as the Temple of 1,000 Lights for the countless bulbs that surround its main idol: a 15 metre-tall, 300 ton-heavy, seated Buddha, which dwarfs the inter-faith group of gods around him. The temple walls are adorned with colourful murals depicting Buddha's life and a huge ... read more

  • Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
    3.5 stars

    Though she looks peaceful on the entrance sign, some shocking paintings and sculptures throughout the temple show Kali's darker side as she disembowels her victims, wears a crown and necklace of skulls and stands on the corpse of her husband. If you're a woman suffering a broken heart from a ... read more

  • Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple
    4 stars

    If you look carefully at the carvings you'll see many representations of Vishnu, the preserver of the universe and god the temple is dedicated to, plus his female consort Lakshmi and eagle sidekick Garuda. This temple is the starting point for the annual Thaipusam festival, a show of extreme ... read more

  • Mustafa Centre
    4 stars

    Its aisles are filled to the rafters with gold jewellery, small appliances, Bollywood DVDs, bejewelled saris, instant curry packets, sportswear, Singapore souvenirs and anything else that money can buy. If it can't be found at Mustafa there's a good chance it can't be bought anywhere in ... read more

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