03 Mar '13, 10pm

All about Little India, Singapore

As its name suggest, it is place rich in India culture and heritage, not surprisingly also a home to the largest Indian community in Singapore. Serangoon road basically makes up most of Little India, and the closest MRT stations are Farrer Park and Little India on the Northeast line (Purple Line). In the late 19th century, Little India was carved out onto the map in order to facilitate the British policy of ethnic segregation. They made it the largest dwelling for Indian immigrants who had to carry out specific economic duties such as raising and trading livestock, as well as rearing cattle. Even after the British left, Indian culture and identity lingered, and over time, Little India became one of Singapore’s ethnic enclaves that were given conservation status. Little India is a great place to begin if you want to get a glimpse of, or even immerse yourself in Singapore’s ...

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