Little India, Singapore


Tekka Centre
665 Buffalo Rd
The Tekka Centre (or just Tekka by the locals) is only a short walk from the Little India MRT Station and a landmark in Little India. Tekka comprises of a wet market, food centre and small shops that draws crowds from all over Singapore. The wet market is stocked with the freshest vegetables, meat, fish, spices and flowers. The shops sell Indian clothes, fresh garlands, paraphernalia and souvenirs such as brass oil lamps and pots. The food centre on the ground floor consists of numerous stalls serving Indian, Chinese and Malay foods.
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Mustafa Centre
145 Syed Alwi Rd (near Farrer Park MRT Station)
Singapore's supreme discount department store comprising of floor after floor of absolutely everything at rock-bottom prices. Items range from Rolex watches and washing machines to fresh mangoes, bags of lentils and tailored suits. The currency exchange counters in front offer one of the best rates in Singapore. Mustafa Centre also offers travel, flight and hotel reservations as well as visa assistance services. There are now many mini-Mustafa outlets scattered along Serangoon Road but the original and by far the largest is the one facing Syed Alwi Road.

Little India Arcade
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A narrow pathway through a cluster of restored shophouses, filled to the brim with all sorts of Indian merchandise. At the Little India Arcade you can find Indian
clothing including saris, gold jewellery, silverware, handicrafts and incense to name a few. The Arcade is a great destination for cheap eats, especially for authentic Indian foods. There is also shop selling a mouth watering variety of Indian sweets.

Little India Arcade, Singapore

Indian sweet shop in Little India Arcade

Sim Lim Square
1 Rochor Canal Rd
Not actually situated in Little India but right across the street. Sim Lim Square is a giant electronics mecca with hundreds of tightly packed stores offering very competitive prices for computers and consumers electronics. The first floor is for tourists, the upper floors and the back corridors are where the real deals can be found. In general avoid the first and second floor shops as they have a tendency to grossly overcharge tourists. Watch out for pricing tricks such as omitting tax and selling accessories separately. Unless you know exactly what you're doing, you might want to shop at Mustafa for genuine deals.

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