Little India in Singapore is the most colourful part of Singapore that takes pride in showing the vibrant culture of Singapore’s Indian community. It is also an incredible shopping destination attracting an influx of tourists from all over the world. Check out our list of the most Instagrammable spots around Little India for photography enthusiasts to check out:
1. Outdoor Pool – Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon, 3 Belilios Rd, Singapore 219924
Located on Level 8, the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool is a refreshing retreat offering iconic colonial shophouses and city views of Little India. Guests can swim laps in the pool and bask in the sun on the poolside loungers.
2. Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, 141 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 218042
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple at 141 Serangoon Road is one of the oldest temples in Singapore. Built by Indian pioneers who came to work and live here, the temple was the first in the Serangoon area and became a focus of early Indian Social Cultural activities there. British Colonial government.
3. Residence of Tan Teng Niah, 37 Kerbau Road
The history of the building goes back to 1900, when Tan Teng Niah who was one of the few prominent Chinese businessmen in Little India, built it for his wife. This building is one of the last surviving Chinese villas in Little India. Some of the building’s interesting features include the bamboo tiled roof, the glided nameplate at the entrance with the calligraphic inscription “Siew Song” or Elegant Pine, and the swinging door (also known as pintu pagar in Malay). Built-in 1900, this eight-room villa – a hybrid of Southern Chinese and European architectural styles, was restored in the 1980s. This villa also won the Singapore Institute of Architects Honourable Mention Award in 1991.
4. Umbrella Trees, Hindoo Road
The design is inspired by the trees in the precinct and how they serve to provide much-needed shade in the hot afternoons. These installations are based on the designs by Ms Marthalia Budiman, a participant in URA’s My Ideas for Public Spaces: Forgotten Spaces competition held in 2015.
‘50 Bridges’ is Australia’s contribution to Singapore’s 50th anniversary, which is also the 50th anniversary of Australia-Singapore diplomatic ties. ‘50 Bridges’ comprises three elements: ‘50 Walls’ – which will be brought public art to 50 Singapore heartlands locations; ‘50 performances’ – a program of puppetry performances and film; and ‘50 BBQs’ – 50 simultaneous BBQs, offering a meal of Aussie steak on a special night. As part of the project, 50 murals were painted across the Singaporean heartlands.
6. Jothi Store and Flower Shop, 1 Campbell Ln, Singapore 209882
Founded in the early 1960s, Jothi started off primarily as a flower shop but now houses items for religious occasions and festivities – from brass and silver trays to incense, little bronze statues and even natural remedies including medicinal oils, supplying garlands to almost all Hindu temples in Singapore. It has now grown into a 5-storey business, with a footprint in Malaysia. The shop is named after the first daughter of founder Ramachandra Murugaia.