Whether you’re looking for some retail therapy or recreational activities to indulge in, Little India is sure to have everything you need. A neighbourhood bursting with culture with a largely Indian community, it is one of the most frequented places in Singapore. This one-day itinerary, put together by PARKROYAL Picks, your personal travel insider, will take you through the best parts of the lively ethnic district, where you can satisfy your every whim.
Kick off the day with a trip to City Square Mall (opposite PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road), Singapore's first eco-mall integrated with a 49,000sqf urban park. When you’re done frollicking around the green lawn, playground and maze, you can simply pop inside the family-friendly eco-mall to shop to your heart’s desire.
It’s lunch time. Catering to your culinary cravings is this underrated Indian eatery, situated a stone’s throw away from City Square Mall. Its menu features a mix of traditional flavours and modern interpretations of North Indian and Indian Chinese cuisines, with the Butter Chicken and Dum Biryani with Chicken as perennial crowd favourites.
Get to know the rich history and heritage of the Indian community and diaspora with a stroll through the galleries in the Indian Heritage Centre, a stunning S$21-million four-storey architectural beauty. You can even participate in role-playing games within its interactive activity spaces. Admission costs S$4 per adult.
Little India Arcade is a charming colonial landmark, where there’s much to explore. While you’re looking through the stalls there, why not try your luck at haggling? You might end up getting a huge discount for that bangle you’ve got your eyes on. You can even get a gorgeous, intricately designed Henna tattoo done on your body, a ceremonial tradition that dates back to ancient times.
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Got a thirst for tipple? As the day draws to a close, wind down at the Zsofi Tapas Bar with classic cocktails, house spirits, and not one, but 15 variations of sangria. What’s more, with each drink you purchase, you’ll get a complimentary portion of tapas that you can enjoy from the rooftop – believe us, there’s not a better deal than this in town.