Chinatown/Little India, Singapore


On our 2nd day in Singapore we took the MRT to the Chinatown station in order to visit the area known as Chinatown/Little India. This is because Chinese temples sit alongside Indian temples in this area.

There are many sights and sounds to take in when you visit this area. There are plenty of shops, stalls, restaurants and temples to see and visit.

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We didn’t actually go into the Sri Mariamman Temple as you needed to take your shoes off to go in but it looked really impressive from the outside! I’m told its the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore dating back to 1827.

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple was a rather large building. Its full of light and sculptures and candles. Its very impressive and ornate! It’s not actually very old as it was only built in 2007.

There was quite a lot of stalls and shops offering a wide variety of souvenirs, knick knacks and even tailors where you could get clothes tailor made for you.

Would definitely recommend a visit as its quite interesting to be surrounded by the hustle and bustle. You might also get a great deal!

Helpful links:
Chinatown/Little India – http://www.visitsingapore.com/see-do-singapore/places-to-see/chinatown.html
Sri Mariamman Temple – http://www.smt.org.sg/
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple – http://www.visitsingapore.com/see-do-singapore/culture-heritage/places-of-worship/buddha-tooth-relic-temple-museum.html

Ratings:
Value    – 4.0
Overall – 4.0

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