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October 19, 2012
From journal Singapore Compressed
Metro Manila, Philippines
July 1, 2008
From journal Culture and History in Singapore
November 10, 2006
One thing that surprised me when we visited one Indian shop was that the salesman said there’s no need for customers to haggle because they give an honest price. "We’re different," he said, "we don’t give a very high price and let buyers haggle. The price we give is just the single price that one should take or not." Well, other stores allowed us to haggle so that left me wondering whether what he said was a general statement that applies only in Little India or just in his own shop." Bangles, spices, silks and home decors mostly fill the alleys of Little India.
It was drizzling at that time when we went there but good thing shops are close to each other and mostly housed in buildings that kept us dry the entire time. However, because the shops are enclosed you wouldn’t miss the strong scents of their spices and garlands.
A few walk away from the Little India complex is a Hindu temple which is also a tourist attraction. Further down the road is the famous Mustafa Center. The building is cramped and is filled with various goods. From grocery items to household stuffs to clothes and electronics, you’ll find almost everything in this building. This place is known for its very cheap catches and for its 24-hour operation. It’s a stopover for the Hippo tour so it’s convenient to go to Little India and Mustafa.
From journal Shopping in Singapore
Warwick, United Kingdom
August 19, 2004
A nice trip to Little India could start by taking the MRT to Little India station and then returning from Farrer Park further up Serangoon Street and off to the left.
From journal Exploring Singapore
We went on a Sunday night, when Little India is filled with all the local Indians on their day off meeting up, and I mean all - there must have been 5000 of them, standing around, walking around, the atmosphere was great. In the tekka centre it was hard to find a table to eat at but we did and had a great chicken biryani, which consisted of half a chicken, a plate full of rice, a cucumber and chilli sauce and a bowl of biryani sauce. I have to confess to struggling to finish it, which when you consider it cost less than £2 is pretty incredible. Locals were coming and going and we were the only tourists for miles. As a female in this mass of men, I can say there was no hassle, everyone was very polite, everyone made way for each other, and it was lovely. My husband, however, had to bustle with the rest of the men. A great place to eat, and I think the fact that it was so busy helped the character of the place. Go on a Sunday evening for a unique experience.
February 24, 2004
We visited on Sunday evening when Little India is at its most lively. Around 10,000 workers celebrate their day off by eating, catching up on news, and visiting their temples. Arrive around 5pm and stay for a few hours. By 8pm, the crowds make it difficult to navigate the footpaths.
The crowd is mostly male, but women shouldn't feel threatened by this if they follow the same precautions they would in their own city.
Food is a highlight and ridiculously inexpensive.
Shoppers will find much to tempt them, including Indian handcrafts and religious paraphernalia.
From journal Singapore