Little India is truly as per what its name suggests. The Indian citizens settled here in the late 18th century and this little pocket today will remind you of the sites and sounds of the country. It is located to the east of the Singapore river and is right across the most economical and pocket friendly accommodations for tourists. This place is truly the most colourful and vibrant part of the city of Singapore. A shopping experience will not be like one of your regular experiences here as you will come across a vibrant range of products that have been handcrafted by the local Indians here.
This place is quite different from the scene of the local air conditioned shopping mall as it is a road side street market with stalls set one after the other. There are also temples of different religions standing across this street. The place is sure to leave a long lasting impression on your memory Products here are priced comparatively lower but at the same time are quite durable. When I shopped here for the first time I was quite surprised at the amount of shopping that I had done and the cash that I had left over. I am quite lucky as I had no idea about this place and came across its name for the first time from https://www.redbus.sg/, where I was booking my bus tickets for my next holiday tour in Malaysia. This place will definitely leave you spoilt for choice as it is a completely diversed neighbourhood with people from different ethnicities visiting here all throughout the year.
The culture, food is also quite different from what you get to see across the world. Whether it is electronics, souvenirs, fresh food, clothes, art work and traditional Indian products, all of them have been priced quite reasonably. Make sure to visit City Square Mall across the street, which is a little more civilised than Mustafa Centre but at the same range of products. The place is marketed as Singapore’s first eco-friendly mall as it has been built with technology that is not harmful to the environment.
There were about 3 Operators plying on the route between Little India and Kangser. Starmart Express, the One Travel and Tours and Transstar Express were among the popular Operators plying here. Starmart Express has about 6 buses plying throughout the day letting it have a monopoly over the other Operators. However, Starmart Express being a Luxury Coach Operator it attracts people only those who are seeking luxurious travel. The prices are accordingly higher starting from SGD38. There are about 27 seats in each Bus and the total duration of the journey is about 9 hours. However, if you leave earlier in the day you can complete your journey in 7 hours, as you will avert almost all traffic. Starmart has buses plying from 7:00 am in the morning till 10:00 pm in the night leaving the time of travel completely up to you.