Maybe you didn’t know in the Little India area that there used to be a horse racing track, cattle ranchers and brick kilns.
Although these places and characters have become a thing of the past, time seems to settle in this historic area.
The traditional shops are always next to the newer shops: garland stalls, modern restaurants, charming hotels, as well as art groups.
A colorful past
Little India is today one of the most dynamic districts of Singapore.
In the 1840s, Europeans mainly lived there to go to the racetrack, where they met and interacted.
When the cattle exchange started, most of the trade was between Indians, as traders often hired Indian immigrant workers. Some goods and services flourished, and then Islamic temples and Hindu temples were built.
A dynamic culture
Little India is today one of the most dynamic districts of Singapore. As you walk along Serangoon Road and its surrounding streets, be sure to explore Hindu temples, Chinese temples, mosques and Christian churches here.
Fill your stomach with vegetarian cuisine from southern India, tandoori from northern India and local specialties like roti prata (round pancakes) and tarik (“pulled milk tea” “in Malaysian). tea sellers “draw” hot milk tea – it is a very performing art.
Remember to shop. The Mustafa Center 24-hour shopping center offers everything from electronics to everyday items, or you can pick up your favorite items at the outdoor Tekka Center, with hardware stores. and the sari shop (traditional Indian costume).
Due to its proximity to the CBD and the spacious atmosphere, many artists settle in Little India.
Come here on the occasion of Deepavali (usually in October or November) and Pongal (mid-January) to have a great experience watching these colorful festivals.