A visit to Little India in Singapore will undeniably make you feel like you have landed in India, thanks to the Indian community living there since many decades. From architectural excellence of Hindu temples to Indian jewelry shops and a wide array of Indian cuisines, you get to see and do a lot in this ethnic district. Choose what to do in Little India could be overwhelming. So here’s a quick guide to the places to visit and things to do in Little India during your Singapore city tour.
1. Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
If you want to experience the beauty of South Indian architecture in Singapore, Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is the ideal place for it. This religious shrine is not only one of the oldest temples in Singapore; it also blends both the cultures of southern and eastern parts of India. While the exterior part of the temple is formed in the style of South Indian Tamil temples, India’s eastern part Bengal’s popular Women God Kali is the presiding deity in this temple. She is depicted wearing a garland of skulls around her neck.
2. Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple
Also known as Sri Perumal Temple, its tower depicts the different incarnations of Hindu God Vishnu. The temple was built in 1855 in the traditional South Indian style and presently considered one of the oldest religious shrines in Singapore. The government declared it as a national monument in 1978.
3. Serangoon Road Shops
If you are a shopping enthusiast, the shops at the Serangoon Road can give you remarkable shopping experience in Singapore. This place is considered the main commercial thoroughfare in Little India. Visit jewelry shops and fashion outlets and purchase silverware, brassware and traditional Indian sari. You’ll also find traditional Indian tailors providing cloth sewing services. For the food connoisseurs, this is a wonderful place for a food tour Singapore during the evening.