Little India Arcade

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Time Required: 2-3 hours


9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Entry Fee:

No entry fee

Little India Arcade, Singapore Overview

The Little India Arcade is a bustling shopping establishment nestled in the heart of Singapore's predominantly Indian district. It is THE place for authentic Indian food, music and fashion. Thi arcade is a hub of conserved neoclassical shophouses built during the early 19th Century. The arcade has vibrant wall-to-wall shops, pungent aromas and Bollywood music on its streets. It has an inside section and shops running along the Campbell Lane.

Little India Arcade highly owes its existence to PGP. He was employed as a clerk-cum-coolie at a provision along the Serangoon Road. Through his hard efforts and determination, PGP made his fortune by expanding into the sale of textile. The Little India Arcade was officially opened in the year 1995, after intense conservation of commemorating the spirit of commerce in Indian settlers. The corner building is now a prominent landmark in the Little India district. It houses plenty of eateries, boutiques, and traditional Malaya's colonial era-shophouses.

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The Litle India Arcade has shops divided into categories. It has a different set of outlets for beauty and hair. The books and stationery segment has two shops, and there is a convenience store of 7/11. The arcade has around 8 shops of fashion and accessories. The food and beverage area has four drool-worthy outlets. It also has a seperate section of handicrafts and gifts and has 4 shops dedicated solely to that. There is also a jewellery store in the Little India Arcade and a music and video corner.

The Little India Arcade has some soulful food for its visitors. It is one of the most sought-after places for Indian fusion food lovers in Singapore. It adds a perfect blend of modernness to Indian cuisine without losing its traditionality. An extremely popular Indian restaurant is the Banana Leaf Apollo. It has its roots dating back to 1974. This restaurant is exclusive because they serve their food on a freshly cut banana leaf. For your sweet tooth, the Little India Arcade has a specially designated sweet shop called Moghul Sweet Shop. The desserts here are very much affordable, and all of them are Indian sweets, perfectly satisfying your home-sick sugar cravings.

The Little India Arcade has an organised walking tour free of cost from the Duck Tours. The tour starts at 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM on every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. It lets you explore the Little India Arcade and highlights its specialities. To register for this tour, one needs to enrol themselves at the desk of Ducktours.

The Little India Arcade is accessible through public transport. The nearest bus stop lies at a distance of merely 1 minute. Buses 67, 857, NR6, 23, 64, 65, 66, 131, 139 and 147 stop right near the arcade. To get there through an MRT, alight at the Little India MRT Station Exit C to reach the arcade within 3 minutes.

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