Things To-Do in Little India, Singapore
Little India is a precinct different from other districts in Singapore.
Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam, together form a popular trio of cultural districts for tourists. It is a hub for the local Indian community to eat, connect, shop, and pray.
The moment you enter, you'll find colourful shophouses lining the streets, spiritual chants from mosques and temples around, the bright faces of Indians chatting, the delicious and aromatic Indian food will bring joy to another level!
Let us walk you through the things to-do in Little India:
Sri Veeramakaliamman is one of the most stunning Hindu temples in Little India. Located on Serangoon Road, this is a 19th-century Hindu temple that you'll find in Singapore.
With colourful statues adorning the temple, it is also a popular photography spot for visitors. You can visit and pray on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Stroll down to the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple down the road. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The exterior of the temple features finely designed Hindu relics.
Plenty of colourful statues of Hindu deities, including Mahalakshmi, Murugan, and Anjaneyar are also in the temple. The local community does daily prayers in the mornings and evenings.
The Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple was built in 1927 by a Thai monk. The main attraction of this Buddhist temple is a 3000 tonnes and a 15-metre-tall Buddha statue.
It’s often called the Temple of 1,000 Lights as it has a chain of lamps surrounding the statue. Located between the Little India and Farrar Park MRT stations, the entrance to this temple is free.
A colourful 2-storey villa- The House of Tan Teng Niah dates back to 1900. Located on Kerbau Road, it is one of few remaining Chinese structures in Little India built during colonialization.
The local community is responsible for its renovation and maintenance. Get a perfect Instagram picture and grab yourself a delicious and famous biryani meal in the nearby courtyard.
Mustafa Centre is a 24-hour shopping mall that offers designer products at low prices. This is an indoor market with narrow aisles jam-packed with a variety of designer products.
Abdul Gafoor Mosque dates back to 1859. This must-visit Mosque has Arabic-style glass cupola supported by Roman pillars. Originally, it was built to serve South Indian Muslim merchants and those who worked at the old racecourse at Farrer Park. After years of renovations, the mosque has a unique architectural style of Southern Indian, Moorish, and Victorian influences.
Leong San See Temple was built to honour Guan Yin (or as Guanyim), the Chinese Goddess of Mercy. The structure resembles typical Chinese palaces with bright red and gold accents. There are also plenty of intricate carvings of mythical beings on its beams and pillars.
It’s often packed with families praying for filial piety and academic success. The ancestral hall offers free vegetarian dishes on important days in the lunar calendar.
Of all the old districts of Singapore, you will find Little India the most charismatic of all. You can simply book your tour with 707 tour group to save heavy discounts for your travel.