Little India was recently crowned one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world. So, we thought we’d give you the low down on the best things to do in the colourful district of Little India in Singapore.
1. Tan Teng Niah House
As one of the most instagrammable places in Singapore, you can’t miss snapping a photo at this colourful house. It’s the only surviving Chinese villa in Little India that was built in 1900. Rich in history and eye-catching architecture… it’s definitely the perfect backdrop for your feed.
📍 37 Kerbau Rd, Singapore 219168
Little India offers a selection of religious sites showcasing the true nature of its culture. For example, Sri Mariamman Temple and Sri Krishnan Temple are both beautiful houses of worship located in the district. Discover the best temples in Singapore here.
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3. Street Art Trail
Little India’s rich multicultural history is showcased across many colourful wall murals. Highlights include 10 Traditional Trades of Little India boasting a story about age-old traders and merchants who lived in the area as well as Alive @ CLIVE depicting an Indian dancer at Dunlop Street, to name a few. Certainly, the perfect stroll this weekend.
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4. Tekka Place
Shop till you drop and eat till your heart’s content at the revolutionary venue which has over 300 residences, dozens of specialty shops and quirky food halls. Particularly, Eatbox is the ultimate place to play and eat under the one roof. Think spicy boxes, halal bites, burgers, global street food, Korean bingsu and plenty more. Indeed, the perfect blend of heritage and style in Little India.
📍2 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 218227
Why not explore an exhibition at this cultural museum? With permanent galleries exploring five different themes, from 1st century CE to 21st century CE…it’s an ideal place to learn about the history of Indian and South Asian communities, immigration and links with Singapore.
📍5 Campbell Ln, Singapore 209924
6. Little India Arcade
Another incredible shopping hub built inside a 1913 shophouse featuring a vibrant market with new and old authentic eateries and boutique shops. If you’re searching for some cheap but precious cultural garments…this is the place to visit in Little India Singapore.
📍48 Serangoon Rd, #02-07, Singapore 217959
7. Go for a drink
Send your tastebuds to India with cultural themed cocktails from The Elephant Room. Think The New Mango inspired by the Gujarat State or Punjab’s Indian Lion, to name two. Otherwise, whiskey lovers can choose to sip over 1,0000 types of whiskey in a luxurious red velvet space at The Whiskey Library & Jazz Club.
Hidden in Little India Singapore is the world’s first indoor atrium net playground that’s perfect to entertain both kids and adults. Visitors can swim in a floating ball pool, race across the nets and down slides, explore a 3D maze and much more, all five storeys high on hammocks.
📍180 Kitchener Road, #02-K4, K10, Singapore 208539