Singapore’s streetscape as a multiethnic country (1) Little India

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I visited Singapore for the first time in three and a half years. Actually, I used to live in Singapore for one and a half year to attend a business school. A reunion was held in Singapore, so that’s why I came back there. This times, I spent about a week going around Singapore to take as many photos as possible. In this article, I will write about Little India as part of Day 4.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1 (1) Fly to Singapore with Singapore Airlines
* Day 1 (2) Merlion Park
* Day 1 (3) Merlion Park (night view)
* Day 2 (1) National Gallery Singapore and Raffles Hotel
* Day 2 (2) ArtScience Museum and Singapore Flyer
* Day 2 (3) Marina Bay Sands
* Day 2 (4) Marina Bay Sands (night view)
* Day 3 (1) Singapore Botanic Garden
* Day 3 (2) Orchard Road
* Day 3 (3) Gardens by the Bay
* Day 3 (4) Gardens by the Bay (night view)
* Day 4 (1) Little India [This article]
* Day 4 (2) Chinatown
* Day 4 (3) Arab Street
* Day 5 (1) Singapore Zoo
* Day 5 (2) River Safari
* Day 5 (3) Clarke Quay (night view)
* Day 6 (1) National Museum of Singapore and Peranakan Museum etc.
* Day 6 (2) The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (night view)
* Day 7 (1) Sentosa Island: S.E.A. Aquarium etc.
* Day 7 (2) Sentosa Island: Merlion and Siloso Beach etc.
* Day 7 (3) Orchard Road (night view)
* Day 8 (1) Fly back home with Singapore Airlines

[Travel Date]

[Main Part]

It was the 4th day of my Singapore trip. Today, I will visit Little India, Chinatown and Arab Street to see Singapore’s streetscape as a multiethnic country.

Originally, I planed to write a single article for these three places, but I found it difficult and decided to divide it to three articles for Little India, Chinatown and Arab Street each. To begin with, I will write about Little India in this article.

Tekka Centre

The starting point to walk around Little India was Tekka Centre.Singapore Little India Tekka Centre1

Tekka Centre is a market to sell fresh food.Singapore Little India Tekka Centre2

Tekka Centre also has a hawker.Singapore Little India Tekka Centre3

I has a Roti Prata for breakfast.Singapore Little India Tekka Centre Roti Prata

Serangoon Road

Serangoon Road is the main street of Little India. I walked from Tekka Centre to Mustafa Centre along Serangoon Road.Singapore Little India1

Little India Arcade, a shopping arcade.Singapore Little India Arcade

Compared with Chinese and Malay, I often saw primary colors there.Singapore Little India2

While Chinese consists of the majority in Singapore, I felt as if I were in India.Singapore Little India3

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

I arrived at Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple.Singapore Little India Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple1

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is a Hindu temple built in 1881.Singapore Little India Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple2

Let’s walk into the temple.""


Very religious atmosphere.Singapore Hindu Temple1

Singapore Hindu Temple2

They are devout Hindu.""


Two monks looked into my camera, but unfortunately one man on the right shut his eyes when I pressed the shutter button.Singapore Hindu Temple3

Serangoon Road

I walked toward Mustafa Centre on the Serangoon Road.

As I approached Mustafa Centre, I often saw pastel-colored houses. It was Peranakan rather than Indian culture.Singapore Peranakan1

Singapore Peranakan2

Singapore Peranakan3

In the meantime, I reached Mustafa Centre.Singapore Little India Mustafa Centre

Then, I moved to Chinatown and I will write about it in the next article.


That’s it for the article about Little India as part of Day 4. Please note that Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is open at 5:30-12:15 and 16:00-21:00, which means the temple is closed from 12:15 to 16:00. I sometimes hear that tourists visited Little India, but they were not able able to enter Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple due to its closure time. So, please mind its opening hours 🙂

In the next article, I will write about Chinatown.


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