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Little India

Things to see and do

  • Tekka Centre Market
    4 stars

    Follow your nose into this bustling indoor market just off Serangoon Road. 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 ... read more

  • Leong San See Temple
    3.5 stars

    Despite its location in Little India, this is a Chinese Taoist temple and was established in 1913 by a monk who travelled to Singapore with little more than a statue of Kuan Im (the Goddess of Mercy). The temple was originally dedicated to her, but an altar to Confucius was added during renovations ... read more

  • Walking street: Serangoon Road
    3.5 stars

    Cutting right through the heart of Little India, Serangoon Road is lined with sari shops, jewellery stores and restaurants with tantalising smells of curry. The little shops spill onto the footpaths and many people end up walking on the road to bypass the clutter. Serangoon Road passes Tekka ... read more

  • Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
    3 stars

    This two-storey colonial villa was a base of Dr Sun Yat Sen, the revolutionary who helped to overthrow the last imperial dynasty of China. Today it explores his life and the impact of the 1911 revolution on the Singapore Chinese community. Dr Sun Yat Sen, the revolutionary who helped to overthrow ... read more

  • Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple
    3.5 stars

    If this temple reminds you of Bangkok you're not imagining things — it was founded by a Thai monk. 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 ... read more

  • Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
    3.5 stars

    This mouthful of a name translates to "Courageous Mother Kali", an honorific for the temple's fierce female deity. 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 ... read more

  • Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple
    4 stars

    This Hindu temple in the heart of Little India dates back to 1855 but had a much humbler appearance before the five-tier Gorupam roof was added in the 1960s. If you look carefully at the carvings you'll see many representations of Vishnu, the preserver of the universe and god the temple is ... read more

  • Mustafa Centre
    4 stars

    Minutes away from Farrer Park MRT station, Mustafa Centre is Little India's 24-hour shopping mecca 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 ... read more

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