Little India is not at all like the rest of Singapore and is a delectable mix of a curious cacophony of varied accents, temple bells and Indian Music alongside a mix of smells, tastes and ethnicities.
The bustling community of the place is nothing like the eastern culture and consists of a delightful rush with each street enrapturing you with the smell of lip-smacking delicacies found in each lane. Here is a compact list of places you must visit in Little India .
HOUSE OF TAN TENG NIAH: Built in the 1900s, this extremely vibrant, colourful, old two-storeyed residence, House of Tan Teng Niah is painted in pretty pastels of blues, pinks, yellows and greens in traditional and authentic Chinese door patterns. Although the paint fades with the ravages of time, the patterns remain intact to this day.
TEMPLE OF THOUSAND LIGHTS:
This Buddhist Temple(Temple of Thousand Lights) has a ginormous and majestic 15 metres tall Buddha statue situated right in the centre of the temple premises. This pious place of worship derives its name from the room at the centre which is lit up with a thousand lamps and lanterns resembling an otherworldly peaceful dimension.
SRI VEERAMAKALIAMMAN TEMPLE: This exotic temple dedicated to the fierce Goddess Kali is known as Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple , is brimming with countless colourful vibrant statues depicting the legends of the fierce Goddess and is one of the main attractions in Singapore.
LITTLE INDIA ARCADE: Resembling the closest to an Indian Market, this vibrant place is a bunch of restored stores bustling with food stalls offering savouries and sweets, loops of flower garlands for worship, numerous bunches of flowers of almost every description, stores offering printed and silk sarees and souvenir shops selling sandalwood figures and jewellery which gives you a feeling of home away from home only at Little India Arcade
MUSTAFA CENTRE: Right from unbelievable gold jewellery and fine silks to instant curry, Mustafa centre is the shopping hub of Singapore for everything that is global and Indian. In other words, the one-stop spot that offers multiple floors of delightful shopping alongside all business office amenities.