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

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[Introduction]

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]
2016.08.23-30

[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.""

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Very religious atmosphere.Singapore Hindu Temple1

Singapore Hindu Temple2

They are devout Hindu.""

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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.

[Closing]

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.

[Map]

[Related Link]
YourSingapore.com
Little India
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple


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