Monday, 8 April 2013

A guide to Singapore's Little India

Little India is a small and lively corner tucked away in the eastern part of Singapore and is the home for the resident Indians. It is also a shopper’s paradise and is messy, crowded and cacophonous (pretty much like the real ‘India’). Right from the famed Mustafa Centre (a corner for the shopaholic) to the delectable Food Centre (a sinfully delicious eatery) to the Emporium to the Tekka Market, this place is chaos at its best. People move about in clusters and cars keep honking, but life moves on with a devil-may-care attitude. Singapore tourism registers impressive number of footfalls at this destination.

How to reach Little India: The best way to reach Little India is via the MRT or through other private means under Singapore packages.

Major attractions at Little India: Weird though it may sound, one must acknowledge that the miniscule-sized country of Singapore seems to house the whole of India in this region. The place is heaving with Hindu temples like the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple or the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple. All major Indian festivals including Diwali are celebrated with intense fanfare & fervor in this part. And you can get a vast number of Indian dishes at an equal number of restaurants, joints & roadside eateries. Shops, stores and malls are present in extreme abundance.

A special traveler’s tip: Do make sure to take a walk along the streets and get some snapshots!


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