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Singapore's Little India Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Welcome to Little India, Singapore. Also known as 'Tekka' by the locals, this is the place to be if you want to eat and dive in a little bit of history. We can help do just that. This is a GPS enabled professionally-narrated walking tour! You’ll dive into the heart of this community to understand the diversity that defines both Singapore and India. This self-guided tour allows you to explore Singapore’s historic wonders with maximum flexibility and value. ----- We’ll email or text you your unique password within 30 minutes after you book the tour. All audios play automatically based on location. Uncertain Travel Date? The tour’s valid for 30 days from booking!

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: House of Tan Teng Niah, 37 Kerbau Road Gholia's Village Gholia’s Village, Singapore 219168 Singapore

Niah was able to build this villa when the land around him was mainly used for cattle-raising or manufacturing. In fact, Niah was a manufacturer himself and owned several candy-making factories in this area. Experts believe that one of his factory buildings was once location right here, just behind his house.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Little India Art Wall, little india art wall, Singapore

Now turn so that your back is to the bright colors. Right in front of you should be a sign reading “Little India Arts Belt”. To its left, you’ll see an enormous and colorful mural. This “Art Belt” space has murals, exhibits, and sculptures displayed on a temporary and rotating basis. Each piece is connected to Singaporean culture or Little India history.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Shree Lakshminarayan Temple, 5 Chander Road Little India, Singapore 219528 Singapore

Walk up and stand facing the temple on the opposite side of the street. Take in the bright geometric pattern. This is a truly unique design for a temple, isn’t it?

Well, that’s because this building was originally a residential complex. As the Indian community here continued to grow in the 1900s, it also began to diversify. While early migrants were mainly South Indians, the newer migrants were North Indians….and their religious practices were different.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Foochow Methodist Church, 90 Race Course Rd, Singapore 218577

Now that you learned all about Hinduism, let’s switch gears and look at a Christian church! You should be standing at the intersection of Rotan Street, with a Hilton Garden Inn to the right. Look at the white building on the left, at the top of the intersection - that’s the Foochow Methodist Church.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, 141 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218042 Singapore

Approaching on your left is the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple. You should be able to see colorful statues and figures above the wall on your left. Walk around the corner to the front of the temple.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Serangoon Road, Serangoon Rd, Singapore

We’ve been walking down Serangoon Road, the main artery through Little India. Continue walking straight - we’re on our way to the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, 3 Race Course Road, Singapore 218731 Singapore

Ahead and to your left is a beige building with a large profile of Mahatma Gandhi on the exterior wall. Outlined in black, the figure’s posture, walking stick, and traditional garb is iconic and instantly recognizable.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Angullia Mosque, 15 Birch Rd, Singapore 219885

As we continue walking down Serangoon Road, let’s come back to the present time. Singapore today is known for its plethora of shopping opportunities. If you look to the right, you’ll see shops all along Serangoon Road, selling everything from electronics to toys and beyond. In fact, we’re now making our way to the famous Mustafa Center, an enormous retail house stretching out over two blocks.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 145 Syed Alwi Road Mustafa Centre, Singapore 207704 Singapore

Mustaq Ahmed learned to sell from a young age. His father, Mohamad Mustafa, ran a small tea-and-bread stall where Mustaq would help out. Soon, he opened his own stall next door, selling handkerchiefs. As business thrived, he added clothes, electronics, and more. In 1971, Mustaq was able to open an actual store, which he named after his father.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 1 Kampong Kapor Road Kampong Kapor Methodist Church, Singapore 208673 Singapore

This church is unique in that it offers services in a wide range of languages: English, Tamil, Mandarin, and even Peranakan, a Malaysian dialect. Why is this necessary? Well, for the simple reason that not all Chinese speak Mandarin, not all Indians speak Hindi, and not all Malaysians speak Malay!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Abdul Gaffoor Mosque, 41 Dunlop Street Masjid Abdul Gafoor, Singapore 209369 Singapore

As you walk down Dunlop Street, you’ll see the tall Sim Lim Tower in the distance. Walk towards it. On the right you’ll soon see a yellow and green gateway. This is the Abdul Gaffoor Mosque.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 5 Campbell Lane Indian Heritage Centre, Singapore 209924 Singapore

As you approach the intersection, look left. Do you see the tall, black and gray building ahead and to the left? It’s distinctive shape and geometric pattern immediately catch your eye. That’s the Indian Heritage Center.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Komala Vilas Vegetarian Restaurant, 12-14 Buffalo Rd, Singapore 219785

Inaugurated over 70 years ago, this unassuming restaurant is the brainchild of Murugiah Rajoo. Rajoo arrived in Singapore in 1936, when he was just 14. In 1947, he had the opportunity to buy this shop when the previous owner retired. Urged on by his friends, Rajoo started “Komala Vilas”. The store’s pure vegetarian fare, affordable prices, and free newspapers made it a huge hit. Today, there are three other Komala Vilas restaurants in Little India.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Little India Arcade, 48 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 217959 Singapore

Look left, across the street. The orange and cream-colored building there is the Little India Arcade. It’s not really an arcade though -- it’s actually a marketplace. Inside the arcade, shops are organized alongside a “kaki lima”, or “five foot way”. This is a five foot wide sheltered walkway traditional to Indonesian and Malaysian marketplaces.

Duration: 10 minutes