Street scene

Little India - Singapore is a buzzing historic area of the old city that shows off the Indian communities colourful, vibrant culture. It's a mix of everything from Hindu and Chinese temples, mosques and churches. It has a real bohemian buzz to it. Visiting early new year, I missed the traditional Pongal festival. In the 1840's the area was populated by Europeans mainly for the racecourse nearby and then for cattle trading by the Indians who in turn hired Indian migrant workers then moving in and soon after 'Little India' was born. It's a mix of South Indian vegetarian food, North India tandoori dishes, electronics stores, goldsmith shops and sari stores.