Saturday, February 25, 2012

Little India

My flight itinerary from Siem Reap to Manila required an overnight stopover in Singapore. I had only enough time to explore one area of the city so I decided to check out Little India because I can still remember a temple we visited several years ago that had hundreds of figures covering its façade and I wanted to see more.
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

Sri Veeramakaliamman is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Kali. It's on Serangoon Road, a main thoroughfare lined with shops and a few flower stalls. Bright orange and yellow leis hang from one of the stalls across from the temple.


Worshippers wash their feet first before they enter the temple. Although I did see a couple of men who washed their feet after they came out of the temple. Could it be because they had to walk on bare feet inside the temple?

Here's where you wash your feet

I arrived in Singapore days after the Diwali Festival or the Festival of Lights so many of the streets in Little India still ported festive décorations.


The Orchid Restaurant on Chandler Road is inside this colorful colonial style house. It's intriguing to say the least and deserves closer scrutiny.

Orchid Restaurant

The North East MRT line serves the Little India neighborhood. Search for the purple line on the subway map.  Here's the link:

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Images by Charie

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