A World Inside a World: Exploring Little India

BODY IMAGE: Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore : A World Inside a World: Exploring Little India
BODY IMAGE: Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore : A World Inside a World: Exploring Little India

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, the Sri Srinivasa Permal Temple and the 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 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 the best Indian hawker food and South Indian fare in Singapore. 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 how to get there and they’ll even throw in a few of their favourite recommendations!