Be warned, this is not Singapore and it is not some touristy setup to lure the unsuspected.
So, having gotten that out of the way, this is where you can come to experience the unfamiliar in familiar Singapore, eh? Little India presents a huge contrast to Singapore’s organized and squeaky clean image. This place is chaotic, crowded and full of the unexpected, and it celebrates the immense diversity of Singapore!
A good starting point would be race course road, working through the alleys and lanes to Serangoon Road. There are restaurants and cafes serving authentic Indian food. Vegetarians too will find that this is a Mecca for your taste buds. There are shops displaying a mind boggling array of gold jewelries, some of which defies human wearable physics. There are shops selling the latest Indian fashion & the latest and greatest Bollywood CDs & DVDs.
And what is a visit without a trip to Mustafa Centre. This is the place to buy cheap electronics, souvenirs and everything under the sun. Best of all, it is open 24 hours.
We had great fun just poking our heads into quaint little shops and getting lost in the small lanes. Stock up on all the colorful spices and having a mango lassi with the locals. Best enjoyed during the Deepavali festival in October, or during weekends. You have been warned.
Bus Services Available – 48 56 57 66 67 131 166 170 851 960 980 131 139 147 23 64 65 66 67 857 NR6
By Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) – Little India and Farrer Park stations