Author: Josh Lew
Each of Singapore's neighborhoods has a unique flavor. Perhaps that is what makes the city so delightful to tourists. While Orchard Road has all the sleekness that is usually associated with Singapore, Little India has the scents and atmosphere that add spice to the.
While shopping and eating are the activities of choice, simply wandering through the crowded streets soaking up the atmosphere would constitute a worthwhile activity.
There is plenty to eat. Fish-head curry is a popular dish, although vegetarian choices are also widely available. Some of the best food can be found at eateries that are little more than storefronts with a pushcart positioned in front of them. Places like Delhi Restaurant, provide a more upscale experience, though the food itself is (arguably) as good, or better, on the street.
It might seem that Little India is one big market. Some of the small lanes offer a wide selection of textiles. This area is one of the better places to find a tailor in the Singapore.
The one place not to miss is Mustafa Centre, an unbelievably huge department store that has, quite literally, everything. Visitors could spend a day, even a week, searching out bargains in this multi-floored emporium.
Many people would have a hard time imagining what Singapore would be like without Little India.