Little India Singapore

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Walk with ChaMike in Little India.


Fastest way to travel from China to India? Go to Singapore and experience the diversity of culture with just a few MRT stops away. After Mike and I visited Chinatown, we went to another ethnic community with just two MRT stops.

Little India is a quaint district in Singapore and by its name- it is a district of Indian community. Because of Singapore's rich history and geographic location the Tamil community & economy developed and by the turn of the 20th century this area began to look like a Tamil ethnic neighborhood. The moment we stepped out of the station we were mesmerized with the group of people we encountered. Even if I've never been to India it was as if I've already been in the colorful South Asian country.


Streets of Little India

The people, buildings, stores & restaurants will make you feel as if you've been transported to India. 

Iconic Cattle mural

flowers used for worship

I've been here before during my first visit since our hotel was around this area but because I wanted to visit two main sites I included this on our itinerary.

Residence of Tan Teh Niah
Tan Teh Niah was not an Indian by the way, he is a Chinese businessman that owned a confectionary business in Little India, he's one of the few non-Indian nationals who prospered in this town.

Residence of Tan Teh Niah

I read that this house was not as colorful as it is now. The restoration made it a tourist attraction for a lot of visitors like us.

The colorful bright house

Another iconic windows Singapore is known for
This is just a few walks from Little India MRT Station. Tan Teh Niah makes a lot of good photo opportunities.

Kisses from Little India

Singapore Outfit 
My first SG outfit is nautical in theme where I can comfortably wear in the airport and be able to walk around Chinatown and Little India

Cropped top & red headband | Forever 21
Chambray top | Tomato 
High waist pants | @butternutfashionboutique
White Sneakers | Cotton On
Sunnies | Georgina Sasha (@georginasasha)

Color blocking

I just can't get enough of these walls



Mustafa Centre
Another place we visited is the famous 24-hour mall. Mustafa Centre is also located in Little India and is open daily with no closing time. 

Mustafa Centre
It's famous for their cheap but authentic perfumes so I really insisted Mike on finding it. I just have to warn you that the distance from the Residence of Tan Teh Niah to Mustafa Centre is quite far. Mustafa Centre is near Farrer Park MRT so it was like walking from one MRT stop to another. If I only knew we should've used the MRT instead. It was a strenuous hot and long walk!

Perfume section

Nontheless when we saw the perfume section we completely forgot how tired we were. Indeed there were a whole lot of cheap and authentic perfumes on display. The lady staff, who's a Pinay confirmed that the perfumes are authentic because if not, they will be arrested for selling fake ones (she has a point). The price is almost half of the original and they even have promos when you buy more than one. It was so hard to decide which one to choose. 

Many types of perfumes
Lanvin Parfums

I finally settled for Lanvin Eclat and immediately bought 2 100ml which costs for only S$90 (P2,953). It's like P1,476 each, now that's cheap! Mike bought a 100ml CK Be for only S$35 (P1,142) If only I had the money and luggage allowance I would have bought more.


My Eclat

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