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Things to do in Little India, Singapore

Our most recommended things to do in Little India, Singapore

Singapore: City Highlights Open-Top Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

1. Singapore: City Highlights Open-Top Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

See the best of Singapore with a Hop-on Hop-off ticket on a Big Bus. Grab a seat with the best views on the open-top, double-decker bus, and enjoy sightseeing at your own pace. Hop off and explore when you see something that interests you. Return to the same bus stop and hop on to the next bus to continue your tour. Your ticket gives you access to 2 hop-on hop-off sightseeing routes. For cultural discoveries, visit the 3 ethnic districts of Singapore – Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam – where you’ll find pre-World War II conserved shophouses, Buddhist and Hindu temples, and traditional trades and handicrafts. Don’t forget to check out the UNESCO world heritage site Botanic Gardens, glamourous and glitzy locations where the hit movie Crazy Rich Asian was filmed, like Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. Choose a 1-day Classic Ticket and hop off at any stop to explore Singapore your way. Pick a 2-day Premium Ticket for another day on the bus. Go for a 2-day Deluxe Ticket that comes with a 3-hour guided Night City Tour. The Night City Tour is a 3-hour fully guided open-top, double-decker bus tour with excellent views of the city skyline at Marina Barrage. Enjoy a sampling of local food at Lau Pa Sat and catch the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show at the Supertree Grove.

Singapore: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

2. Singapore: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Singapore's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics Teh tarik (traditional tea) & rojak and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food. Visit Kampong Glam & Sultan Mosque, Little India & Cow murals, Elderly Corner at China Town plus other remarkable spots in between food stops and learn about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

Singapore: Half-Day City Tour with Hotel Transfer

3. Singapore: Half-Day City Tour with Hotel Transfer

Discover Singapore by getting to know its famous Civic District. Begin your journey at Kampong Glam, an area where modernity meets tradition. This district has a history that dates back to Singapore’s colonial era as the allocated area to the Malay, Arab, and Bugis communities. Explore the city by driving around the Civic District, passing by the Padang, Singapore Cricket Club, historic Parliament House, and the National Gallery Singapore. The Gallery consists of the former Supreme Court Building and the City Hall. Next, stop at Merlion Park and enjoy the impressive views of Marina Bay. Do not miss out this picture-taking opportunity with The Merlion, a mythological creature that is part lion and part fish. Visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of Singapore’s oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples, before driving past Chinatown. Proceed to Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and walk through the National Orchid Garden which boasts a sprawling display of 60,000 orchid plants.

Singapore: Chinatown and Little India Guided Walking Tour

4. Singapore: Chinatown and Little India Guided Walking Tour

Go beyond the surface of Singapore on a fascinating walking tour of three of the city's vibrant cultural enclaves Wander through the streets of Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam with a local guide who will explain the melting pot of cultures in Singapore. In Little India, admire temples and mosques, street art, and brightly painted shophouses. Next, head to Kampong Glam, Singapore's Muslim Quarter. Explore more vibrant street art, textile stores, and 19th-century shophouses. Finish with a visit to Chinatown, where you can soak up the bustling atmosphere and experience a slice of local life. Listen to stories of the past, learn about new cultures and see how Singapore developed through the years.

Singapore: Highlights and Hidden Gems Private Car Tour

5. Singapore: Highlights and Hidden Gems Private Car Tour

Craft your own unique Singapore itinerary with the help of our versatile and informative guides who would suggest the perfect routes and sights based on your interests and pace. Whether you are a First Time Visitor who wish to see the must-see places of the City Highlights or you are a Trail Blazer or Repeated Visitor who wish to cover some Hidden Gems sometimes not even known by locals or you are an Academic Professor or Researcher of local Culture, we got you covered. Learn about local living in Singapore and listen to in-depth commentary on the sites you choose to visit. Your private tour guide with fill your personalized experience and answer all your questions with commentaries on National Heritage, Singaporean Identity, Food Origins, Architecture Significance, Street Arts and Fine Arts, Hipster Pop Culture, Future Thinking, City Panning, Placemaking, Ethnic Quarters, Social Construct, Policy Effect, Race and Religion, Flora and Fauna. Choice of 1 for 4 hour tour, Choice of 2 for 8 hour tour A)Visit our Ethnic Quarters : Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Gelam B)700 years of Singapore History : Fort Canning, Singapore River, Civic District, Independence Square, Marina Bay, Merlion C)Garden City : Botanic Garden, Marina Barrage and Gardens By The Bay D)Arts of Singapore : National Museum, Bras Basah, Muscat Gallery, Kreta Ayer, Esplanade E)Food Tour : Any Area of interest or Cuisine of interest from Heritage to Mod-Sin to Fine Dining F)Singapore Living : Coffeeshop, City Gallery, Up to a Public Housing of SG G)Off the Beaten : Pulau Ubin, Changi, Bedok, Tampines, Geylang Serai H)Village to High Rise : Last Kampong, Housing Gallery, Heartland, Community Spaces I)Race and Religion : Diversity Gallery, Temple, Mosque, Church, Synagogue, Gurdwara, Jain, ZoroAstrian, Baha’I, J)Nightlife : Singapore Cocktail, Beer, Bespoke, Bar, Club

From Harbourfront Port: Private Customizable Singapore Tour

6. From Harbourfront Port: Private Customizable Singapore Tour

Meet your professional, experienced, and English-speaking driver at the arrivals gate of the Harbourfront Centre ferry terminal. Spot them holding a sign with your name on it. Then, sit back, relax, and enjoy the sights as your driver takes you towards the center of Singapore. Explore the city at your own pace. Discover some of the most popular sights in the city such as Garden by the Bays, Merlion Park, Little India, China Town, Marina Bay Sand, and more. Benefit from insights and recommendations from your driver, who has extensive local knowledge of the city. Choose from a variety of tour durations to suit your schedule. Customize the experience and choose what you want to do and see throughout the day.  After your time exploring the city, be returned to the ferry terminal with plenty of time to board your ship.

Singapore: Little India Self-Guided Audio Tour

7. Singapore: Little India Self-Guided Audio Tour

Dive into the Little India neighborhood in Singapore with a self-guided audio tour. Walk the streets at your leisure while the audio guide teaches you about the fascinating history and culture of everything around you. Check out the brilliantly colorful villa of Tan Teng Niah; one of the last of Singapore's remaining historic villas. This is the first stop on your Action Tour Guide app, which will lead you through your adventure in Little India. See and learn all about the Hindu temples, Christian churches, and Muslim mosques that neighbor each other. You’ll walk by the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple; a prominent Hindu temple in the area, along with some other religious sites. Walk down Serangoon Road, the main artery of Little India, through the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial. See the Indian Heritage Centre; a cultural center and museum showcasing the culture, heritage, and history of Indian Singaporeans. Finish off your tour by exploring the neighborhood’s shopping hub, varied restaurants, and historic buildings.

Singapore: 4-Hour Guided Walking Tour Across the Heartland

8. Singapore: 4-Hour Guided Walking Tour Across the Heartland

Singaporeans originated from many different countries and cultures, and these varied beginnings are what gives them their unique identity today. With this tour, go beyond the city on a cultural tour of the island. Begin in the Heartlands, Ang Mo Kio, with a little-known tradition from the Kampong Era: birds singing. The tour begins when you meet your local guide at 9 AM in front of Yio Chu Kang MRT Station. Then, explore the Heartlands, Ang Mo Kio, with a little-known tradition. Brighten your morning with melodious chirps, followed by a visit to the local Hawker Center for coffee and breakfast snacks like a true local. The exploration continues with a visit to the wet market. From this humble neighborhood, head out and pay a visit to a real cultural hub.  In Chinatown, where early settlers came by boat, see how they once lived in both trying and prosperous times. Here, learn more about Singapore through beautiful wall murals by local artists, Yip Yew Chong. The tour is both educational and fun, with many photo opportunities and exciting anecdotes from your passionate guide.

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What people are saying about Little India, Singapore

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 357 reviews

The pick-up arrived 25 minutes late, so be prepared for that. However, once they arrived the guide was very apologetic. The trip itself was an excellent way to learn about Singapore & its history. We were driven to 3 sites around Singapore where we got off the bus & the guide talked us through the history & then gave us a short while to look around ourselves & take photos. We finished the trip by visiting the National Orchid Garden which is absolutely stunning. Excellent trip, would fully recommend.

Chan, our guide, was brilliant. He was so knowledgeable of the districts we visited and enthusiastic for Singapore in general. If you want a great guide ask for Chan. In general the tour started early to avoid the heat of the day and avoid crowds. We used the MRT to travel between the districts so walking was probably about 3kms and so very manageable. Would do the same.e tour again because there is so much to still learn about the areas.

Authentic, traditional and educational. The food was delicious. William was very attentive and answered any questions we had and explained the history of Singapore and how it arrived at this point in time. Would recommend this tour.

I am glad that I go on the bus tour, as it gave me the perfect idea of Singapore and which places are worth to visit again. Also super nice, helpful and friendly staff! Highly recommended to book!

I had a great time on my tastings tour with William. The food was excellent and we even covered some island history which was really appreciated. One of the highlights of my trip to Singapore.