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Travel Guide of Little India in Singapore by Influencers and Travelers


Little India is an ethnic district in Singapore. It is located east of the Singapore River—across from Chinatown, located west of the river—and north of Kampong Glam. Both areas are part of the urban planning area of Rochor. Little India is commonly known as Tekka in the Indian Singaporean community.


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1 - Malay Heritage Centre

The Malay Heritage Centre is a cultural centre and museum located at Sultan Gate off Beach Road in Kampong Glam, Singapore. It showcases the culture, heritage and history of Malay Singaporeans.

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2 - CHIJMES

CHIJMES is a historic building complex in Singapore, which began life as a Catholic convent known as the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus.

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3 - Racing | Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023

Hold onto your hats, speed demons! The Singapore Formula 1® night race is roaring back into action, lighting up the Marina Bay Street Circuit from the 15th to 17th of September, 2023. Adrenaline junkies across the globe have been flocking since 2008 to see this spectacle, which transforms the city into a high-speed, pulsating playground. Last year's race drew 302,000 spectators, keen to see top drivers in metal beasts reaching 325km/h - a feast for the senses and a heart-pounding ride. This is more than just a race, it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Don't risk the FOMO, secure your tickets to Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 and buckle up for the thrill of a lifetime!

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4 - Arab Street

Arab Street was the name of a road and neighbourhood in Singapore. There are two explanations behind the name. The first one is that the area was owned by an Arab merchant, Syed Ali bin Mohamed Al Junied and that it was the site of an Arab kampong, hence the name Arab Street.

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5 - Tan Teng Niah

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6 - Evening | Singapore River Cruises

This roundtrip ferry from Marina South Pier to the islands of St John's, Lazarus, and Kusu is your ticket to paradise. Start your island day trip by boarding at Marina South Pier (arrive early to avoid the busiest ferries). Your first port of call is the unspoiled St John's Island, a former quarantine station that's now an idyllic retreat in the Strait of Singapore. Take in the beaches or go for a swim, and don't forget to walk the causeway to neighboring Lazarus Island. From there you'll head to Kusu Island, home to the popular Da Bo Gong Chinese Temple and a large paradisaical holiday resort which you can explore freely. Then head back to the mainland high on the spirit of adventure!

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7 - Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Singapore

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is a performing arts centre located in Downtown Core near the mouth of the Singapore River. Named after the nearby Esplanade Park, it consists of a concert hall which seats about 1,600 and a theatre with a capacity of about 2,000 for the performing arts.

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8 - ArtScience Museum

ArtScience Museum is a museum located within the integrated resort of Marina Bay Sands in the Downtown Core of the Central Area in Singapore.

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9 - Morning | Singapore River Cruises

The rich history of Singapore is written in its busy riverfront. What better way to take in the sights and sounds of the city than with a relaxing cruise on the river that gives it life? Hop aboard and enjoy Singapore from a different angle.

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10 - Youth Olympic Park

Youth Olympic Park is Singapore's very first art park. It is located at Raffles Avenue, at the junction of Raffles Avenue and Bayfront Bridge.

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11 - Singapore River

The Singapore River is a river that runs parallel to Alexandra Road and feeds into the Marina Reservoir in the southern part of Singapore.

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12 - Tours & Sightseeing | Singapore Walking Tours

Taste your way through Singapore's Little India district and discover digestive delights with an expert foodie guide. Your Little India food tour starts at a spice shop, where you'll get a crash course in different flavors and aromas. Learn how to add complimentary ingredients to make each flavor shine, how to select the freshest produce, and the best techniques to make the most delicious dishes. Treat your tastebuds to a sampling of classic Indian cuisine, and recieve a special spice mix to spice up your cooking at home!

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13 - Clarke Quay

Clarke Quay is a historical riverside quay in Singapore, located within the Singapore River Planning Area. The quay is situated upstream from the mouth of the Singapore River and Boat Quay.

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14 - National Gallery Singapore

The National Gallery Singapore, often known exonymously as the National Gallery, is a public institution and national museum dedicated to art and culture located in the Civic District of Singapore.

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15 - Indoor skydiving in Singapore

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Experience the best of skydive by yourself or with friends at iFly Singapore which is one of the world's largest indoor wind tunnels! Located in the heart of Sentosa next to Beach Station you will join a group of up to 16 passengers before board...

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16 - Peranakan Museum

The Peranakan Museum is a museum in Singapore specialising in Peranakan culture. A sister museum to the Asian Civilisations Museum, it is the first of its kind in the world, that explores Peranakan cultures in Singapore and other former Straits Settlements in Malacca and Penang, and other Peranakan communities in Southeast Asia.

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17 - Cavenagh Bridge

Cavenagh Bridge is the only suspension bridge and one of the oldest bridges in Singapore, spanning the lower reaches of the Singapore River in the Downtown Core.

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18 - Old Hill Street Police Station

The Old Hill Street Police Station is a historic building and former police station of the Singapore Police Force located at Hill Street within the Downtown Core in the Central Area of Singapore.

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19 - Singapore Zoological Gardens

The Singapore Zoo, formerly known as the Singapore Zoological Gardens or Mandai Zoo, occupies 28 hectares on the margins of Upper Seletar Reservoir within Singapore's heavily forested central catchment area.

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20 - National Stadium

The Singapore National Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kallang, Singapore. Opened on 30 June 2014, it was constructed on the site of the former National Stadium, which was closed in 2007 and demolished in 2010.

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21 - Famous Treasure Chinese Restaurant

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22 - Gardens by the Bay

The Gardens by the Bay is a nature park spanning 101 hectares in the Central Region of Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden. The largest of the gardens is the Bay South Garden at 54 hectares designed by Grant Associates. Its Flower Dome is the largest glass greenhouse in the world.

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23 - Lau Pa Sat Food Court

Lau Pa Sat, also known as Telok Ayer Market, is a historic building located within the Downtown Core in the Central Area of Singapore.

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24 - Marina Bay

Marina Bay is a bay located in the Central Area of Singapore, surrounded by the perimeter of four other planning areas, the Downtown Core, Marina East, Marina South and Straits View.

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25 - Merlion Park

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