A World Inside a World

A temple
Some pancakes

Singapore has dozens of old districts dotted about, but the most captivating has to be Little India. Shops are stocked with incense, fabrics and the fragrance of spices, jasmine garlands and delicious curry.


For a glimpse into the world of Hindu rituals, stop by the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Sri Srinivasa Permal Temple and Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple. They’re all bustling with energy and culture.


All-night shopping takes place at the 24-hour Emporium Mustafa Centre, which despite its modest exterior is an absolute treasure trove for hundreds of unique and interesting goods. Browse through homeware, fashion and knick-knacks. Also, look out for stalls selling Ayurvedic massage oils, incense, saris and keepsakes.


Of course, a trip to Little India wouldn’t be complete without trying Singapore’s best Indian hawker food and South Indian fare. There are well-established restaurants like Komala Villas, Banana Leaf Apolo and Muthu’s Curry – or grab a casual snack like roti prata (flat bread) or thosai (Indian-style pancakes).


Little India is easy to get around on foot and accessible by the MRT. Ask my team about getting there and they’ll even throw in a few of their favourite recommendations!