48 Hours in Singapore – Not Your Usual Stuff (Part 2 of 2)

Colorful Flowers Store in Little India

Little India in Singapore – this ethnic precinct comes alive when evening comes as people stream in to pray at temples, buy flowers, shop and have a bite.

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Next 24-Hours – Your Tank Should Be Far From Empty

Hopefully you’ve now tasted a flavorful rich slice of where to go in Singapore.

But we’re certainly not done yet! Since it’s only two days, your energy levels should still certainly be at their optimum. Or may even be two notches higher if you have slept on the plush Serta mattress at the recommended Big Hotel.

That is, unless you may have been a little too happy last night at the Food Republic Beer Garden I mentioned, and paying for it today?

Well whether you’re in need of an aspirin or not, today we’re still going to experience some cultural essences, and with a little ‘natural-tech twist’ as well…, but that comes later.

From Singapore To India, Well Kind Of…

Many cities around the globe have their own Little India Quarter. However, as Indians are the city’s third largest ethnic group in Singapore, you’ll definitely get your fill with their wonderful heritage in this vibrantly spice-scented district.

The easiest and cheapest method to arrive Serangoon Road (the artery of Singapore’s Little India) is to take a train. You can drop off at either Farrer Park (NE8) or Little India (NE7) MRT train stations.

The brilliant silk saris. The radiant hanging garlands. Ethnic jewelry shops. Ayurvedic oils and incense marts. The array of brass and silverware glistening on the shelves. Plus how can you ignore the savory culinary aromas wafting all around you? Yes, there’s enticing inexpensive bites on nearly every corner and them some.

Also try out nearby Campbell Lane, Hindoo Road and Dunlop Street for more sensory-overload – but in an enlightening way!

From the 24-hr Mustafa Center on Syed Alwi Road to quaint and inviting mom and pop shops strewn everywhere you turn. (Some of the lowest prices the city offers are in this area). Boredom will never be a concern exploring this immense diversity. Charming, cacophonic and enlivening. It’s truly a delight for your eyes, nose, appetite and pocketbook.

Deepavali (The Festival Of Lights), and the Thaipusam festival are big draws during the year, albeit at complete opposites ends of the visual spectrum to put it mildly.

Coming Up: “Mumbai” of Singapore…