Monday, October 24, 2011

Singapore: Little India


It was our second full day in Singapore and we still had a bit of exploring to do seeing as we slacked off the whole morning the day before. We chose to do Little India first because it's close to Orchard Road where fellow backpacker Angelica and I met up. Plus, it will be sort of our practice for when we finally get to the real India in the next few days. So off we go and hopped on the nearest MRT station in Orchard and got off at Little India station.

Little India, Singapore

Getting to Buffalo Street, the heart of Little India, is easy enough to figure out. The street is on the other side of the food market building where the MRT exit opens up. If you still cannot find it, follow the scent. The fragrance of the thousand and one spices and of the burning incense will most definitely hit you in the face once you get off the MRT Station.

Little India, Singapore

Little India, Singapore

Little India, Singapore

Little India, Singapore

If that still doesn't work for you, then follow the colors. The explosion of reds, yellows, violets and purples in this little neighborhood is something your eyes won't regret seeing. Lucky for us, we caught Little India in the middle of the preparations for the Indian festival of lights, Deepavali, (a.k.a. Diwali).

Little India, Singapore

Henna Tattoo at Little India, Singapore

Little India, Singapore

Little India, Singapore

This dizzying cacophony of sights and smells is what I think discourages many tourists to explore this little part of Singapore. Many just don't want their senses assaulted in any way possible. Think about it though. If you traveled thousands of miles from your home country and insist on staying within just your comfort zone, it may be good to ask yourself: Why did you travel in the first place? ;)

Little India, Singapore


Have you been to Little India in Singapore? Did you follow the scent? The colors? I would love to know what you thought about it!


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