Your tour begins at the gates of the Indian Heritage Centre, where you will meet your expert local guide. Let your guide lead you into the narrow streets of conserved pre-war shophouses, which is a signature of the buildings around here. Let your senses come alive when you browse the five-foot-ways where vendors peddle spices, gold, flower garlands, and saris.
Before long you will find yourself in the Little India Arcade, where you’ll find lively bazaars selling everything you’d find in a Delhi or Mumbai market. Shop for silk saris and hand-made perfumes or even try a henna tattoo!
Follow your guide as he brings you into the local wet market with rows and rows of vendor booths selling fresh fruits and veggies, spices and fresh meats. Test your guide’s knowledge by asking him about the names of various spices. Pleasure your taste buds with a sampling of some local Indian pastries.
End the tour with a visit to the Sri Veeramakaliamman temple, the oldest and one of the most popular Hindu temples in Singapore. Offer up a prayer if you practice the religion or alternatively admire the historical temple and its regal gopuram. It is here where you bid goodbye to your guide and fellow walking tour mates. As it is half past noon, why not pick a restaurant that catches your fancy and sit down for a local lunch.
Outside Little India Heritage Center: 5 Campbell Lane