5 Utility Tips for First-Time Tourists in Little India

Guide in Little India

Before you begin your virgin expedition to explore every nook and cranny of Little India, the nucleus of the Indian community in Singapore, there are a few things you need to know. Here is a guide with all the essential information you might need such as where to find a currency exchange booth, a megamart, and a hospital, compiled by PARKROYAL Picks, your personal travel insider.

1. Currency Exchange Service - Mustafa’s Foreign Exchange

Address
145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 200770                                                                                                                                 
Phone Number
+65 62929252
Opening Hours
24 hours

If you ever find yourself in the middle of a shopping mall or market in Little India, short on local currency, head to Syed Alwi Road, where you’ll find Mustafa’s Foreign Exchange. It is situated right next to PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, and operates around the clock for utmost convenience.

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2. 24-hour Mall - Mustafa Centre

Address
145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207704                                                                                                                              
Phone Number
+65 62955855
Opening Hours
24 hours

Whatever you need, you can find it at Mustafa Centre, a four-storey mega-mall sitting across PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road. It’s like a convenient store that’s 50 times larger with an impressively extensive catalogue of items. Not to mention, the massive joint is open all day and all night, so if you’re hit with midnight hunger pangs, you know where to go.

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3. hi!Tourist SIM Card - SingTel

Address
180 Kitchener Road, #B1-22 City Square Mall, Singapore 208539                                                                                      
Phone Number
+65 65093181
Opening Hours
11am to 9pm

This might arguably be the most indispensible item you’ll buy in Singapore, especially if you’re addicted to staying connected wherever you are. For a S$15 hi!Tourist SIM Card, you’ll get 4GB of local data with access to social networking apps, 500 minutes of local calls, 100 local SMSes, and 30 minutes of international calls.

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4. Singapore Tourist Pass

Address
250 Race Course Road, Farrer Park MRT Station, Singapore 218703                                                                            
Phone Number
+65 62366666
Opening Hours
12pm to 3.45pm, 4.45pm to 7.30pm (Daily)

To roam around Little India, or other parts of the city, you’ll need access to public transport. With the Singapore Tourist Pass, you’ll get unlimited travels on public buses, as well as MRT and LRT trains. Choose from an option of a 1-day (S$10), 2-day (S$16), or 3-day (S$20) pass, which you can purchase at any TransitLink ticket office. The nearest one in Little India is at the Farrer Park MRT Station.

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5. Nearest Hospital - Farrer Park Hospital

Address
1 Farrer Park Station Road, #02-01 Connexion, Singapore 217562                                                                                                  
Phone Number
+65 63631818 
Opening Hours
24 hours

It is always better to be safe than sorry, especially when it concerns one’s health and wellness. In case of accidents and emergencies, you will want to know where the closest hospital is from Little India. Located right on top of the Farrer Park MRT Station, it is Farrer Park Hospital.

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