Singapore: Little India

Located east of the Singapore River, Little India is an ethnic district in Singapore that is home to the largest Indian Singaporean community.



Locally, called Tekka, Little India was where many ethnic Indians transferred after the original Indian community in Chulia Kampong district became very crowded. Today, the Chulia Kampong district no longer exists as a district area while Little India is now known as one of the famous tourist destination in Singapore.



Here are some of the things to see in Little India:
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
Can you count the statues in the gopuram of Sri Veermakaliamman Temple?
Tang Teng Niah House
the colorful facade of Tang Teng Niah House never fails to amaze

Getting there:
To get to Little India, board down on any of the following MRT Stations:

  • Little India and Farrer Park on the North East Line
  • Rochor and Jalan Besar on the Downtown Line
Little India Station
Another option is to ride the following buses which pass thru the district via the Serangoon Road:
Bus no. 23, 64, 65, 66, 67, 131, 139, 147, 857 and NR6




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