This heritage and historical tour will showcase Little India Conservation District in Singapore. Our journey will start at Tekka Centre where you will find a wet market, food centre, shopping mall and public residential housing integrated into a single building. Guests will be able to sample lndian and other local street food. As we stroll along the surrounding area, you will learn about the history of Litle India and its surroundings, like Farrer Park Field, Kandang Kebau Hospital, etc. Along the way, we will past by Indian temples with very contrasting architecture and also visit a former mansion owned by a wealthy Chinese 'towkay' (businessman in Hokkien dialect). As we walk past shophouses and back alleys, you will learn more about its architecture and design influence. Participants will also learn about the vanishing trades of yesteryears and see the new types of businesses that have now taken over the area. Finally we will make our way to the Little India arcade, which is a row of conserved shophouses that sell a wide array of Indian goods lwhere you will learn more about traditional Indian food and also how it has evolved in this culturally diverse city state
I am a Singaporean born and bred here. My paternal grandparents hailed from a small town in the South of India while my maternal grandparents were from South China. Being a 3rd generation Singaporean growing up in the 70s and 80s, I have seen Singapore transform itself after its independence from a British colony to a cosmopolitan first world city state that is a hotpot of multi-cultural and ethnic diversity. I am presently a freelance online Math coach and also a licensed Tourist Guide with the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board. I love meeting people, and sharing with them the unique culture of Singapore.
Tekka Centre; Farrer Park Field; Shree Lakshminartayan Temple; Former House of Tan Teng Niang; Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple; Spice Grinder; Little India Arcade; Indian Heritage Centre.
Little India- All U Wanted 2 Know