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Little India
Singapore

Little India which includes a city, markets and street scenes

Experience the sights, sounds, aromas and tastes of the home of Singapore's Indian community.

The city's large population of Indian origin is concentrated to the east of the Singapore River in the neighbourhood around Serangoon Road. Little India's traditional charm has been retained despite its popularity with tourists, and it remains a busy market district. Street hawkers line the sides of the streets, and the many alleys offer plenty of interesting diversions for an afternoon stroll. Restaurants offering aromatic curries abound, while you can also discover the heritage of the people at the numerous landmarks in the area.

Walking through Little India is an enjoyable experience in itself: it's usually busy, and the combination of bright, multi-coloured floral displays on the front of the traditionally designed buildings is very agreeable. Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is the most prominent of the many temples in the area – you can remove your shoes and take a tranquil pause from the hustle and bustle inside this beautiful place of worship.

Tekka Market is the buzzing hub of the neighbourhood, and is usually packed. It's worth the squeeze to soak up the colour and the many different scents floating through the air. Souvenirs, wonderful blends of spices, and traditional Indian food are in plentiful supply.

Dhals and curries, bahjis and aloos can all be sampled from a range of restaurants or street stalls in Little India. A local treat is the Singapore version of chai tea, known as tarik. Be careful if your taste buds are delicate, as the food is prepared in the Indian fashion with quite a lot of spice – don't be shy about asking for a milder version if that's what you prefer!

Close to the city's heart, Little India is located to the east of the Singapore River. There is a small amount of free parking, but lots of pay parking available. Little India MRT station is nearby, and you can also come here on foot from the city centre. The area can be visited whenever you please and there is no entry fee.


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Park 22 Hotel Little India (SG Clean)
Park 22 Hotel Little India (SG Clean)
3.5 out of 5
60 Kerbau Road, Singapore, Singapore
The price is AU$77 per night from 19 May to 19 May
Located in Little India, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Merlion, Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands Skypark. Marina Bay Sands Casino and Singapore ...
3.7/5Good! (357 reviews)
"It was really not the best place to stay"

Reviewed on 5 Apr. 2020

Park 22 Hotel Little India (SG Clean)
Wanderlust, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood  (SG Clean)
Wanderlust, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood (SG Clean)
3.5 out of 5
2 DICKSON ROAD, Singapore, SIN
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$132 per night from 23 May to 23 May
Located in Little India, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bugis Street Shopping District, Mustafa Centre, and Sultan Mosque. Orchard Road and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (555 reviews)
"A lovely hotel situated in the area of little India, excellent transport links nearby. Hotel offers complimentary minibar and the rooms are adequate in size. Hotel staff were lovely and very accommodating, offering free cola, water and an umbrella (perhaps due to them closing for refurbishment imminently). ..."

Reviewed on 17 Dec. 2018

Wanderlust, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood (SG Clean)
ST Signature Jalan Besar (5 hours, 10AM-3PM)
ST Signature Jalan Besar (5 hours, 10AM-3PM)
2.5 out of 5
15 Upper Weld Rd, Singapore
The price is AU$50 per night from 19 May to 19 May
Located in Little India, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sultan Mosque, Bugis Street Shopping District and Mustafa Centre. Orchard Road and Haji Lane ...
ST Signature Jalan Besar (5 hours, 10AM-3PM)
ST Signature Jalan Besar (5 hours, 5pm - 10pm)
ST Signature Jalan Besar (5 hours, 5pm - 10pm)
2.5 out of 5
15 Upper Weld Rd, Singapore
The price is AU$50 per night from 19 May to 19 May
Located in Little India, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sultan Mosque, Bugis Street Shopping District and Mustafa Centre. Orchard Road and Haji Lane ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
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Reviewed on 6 May 2021

ST Signature Jalan Besar (5 hours, 5pm - 10pm)
Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon (SG Clean)
Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
3 Belilios Road, Singapore
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Located in Little India, this hotel is steps away from Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple and Tan Teng Niah. Little India Arcade and Indian Heritage Centre are also ...
4.1/5Very Good! (746 reviews)
"Kindly people and very clean space. It’s good under this price level."

Reviewed on 3 May 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon (SG Clean)
PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road (SG Clean)
PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
181 Kitchener Road, Singapore
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Located in Little India, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Orchard Road, Singapore Flyer and Merlion. Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands Skypark are also ...
3.8/5Good! (997 reviews)
"Room rate is too high than another 4 star category hotels"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road (SG Clean)
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