Little India

Loves: Deepavali celebrations that light up the street and atmosphere (falls between mid-Oct to mid-November every year).

Our Advice: Start your exploration at Tekka Centre (Little India MRT Station) which houses the largest wet market in Singapore and also a food centre and shops. Then walk down Serangoon Road and explore the many small alleys until you reach Mustafa Centre or City Square Mall (near Farrer Park MRT Station).

Even before you step into Little India (area bound by Serangoon Road, Sungei Road and Jalan Besar), the exotic smell of spices and curry will tempt and tease when you are at periphery of this colourful and vibrant area. Here you will find a snapshot of the various cultures, religions, and cuisines of India. Right from the creamy, tandoor-inspired treats of the North, to the rice and tamarind-infused foods of the South, to favourite Indian sweets.

Little India offers a paradise for bargain hunters and shoppers. Boutique shops that line the street offer you some of the best bargains in Singapore. Then you have the popular Mustafa Centre: A budget mega-department store where you will find everything you need at any time of the day or night. 

During Deepavali, Little India is decked up like royalty with artistic light decorations that will fill you with a sense of wonder and awe.  

Address: Little India
District: Downtown Core, Central 
- Alight at Little India MRT Station (DT12 / NE7) and take Exit E

Estimated walking distance: 50m

Operating Hours: All day
Recommended Duration: 4 hours
Fees: Free

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