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Tuesday June 27's Discovery Walk - Little India, Jasmine, Cattle, Spice & all things Nice

Description

Explore the heart and soul of Singapore’s Indian community - Little India. It is today a heritage district associated with vibrant colours, loud music, air filled with fragrance of spices and an eclectic mix of houses. But on this tour, you will be hearing not just about its present-day vibrancy, but also its early days of cattle slaughtering, horse racing, baby delivering and more!

Your tour starts from Rochor/Perak Road where you will be see a lesser known, religiously diverse, and contrastingly hipster, section of Little India. You will find out about the different community groups worshipping at the religious spaces there, which includes a visit to the historical and architecturally marvellous Abdul Ghafoor Mosque. You will see the new hip-quotient of the area, and find out how once old run down buildings found a new identity, from a former-school-turned-hotel (Wanderlust Hotel) to numerous budget/backpacker’s lodgings as well as cafes/restaurants serving an international menu.

Onto Campbell Lane (one of the many roads with a European name), and Buffalo Road/ Kerbau Road (names associated with cattle) to discover traditional Indian trades, food, customs, attire, decorations, businesses and uncover the significance of each. A short break at Tekka Centre will allow sampling of local fare and observe where/how locals live and shop. Along the way, you will get to see the last remaining Chinese villa in Little India and the only North Indian temple in Singapore (see if you can spot it). A must visit is the Sri Veerakaliamman Temple, a national monument, where you learn to appreciate the symbolism and meaning behind Hinduism and its rituals.

We will end at Mustafa Centre, the 24-hour mega-mart, where you can enjoy some retail therapy or just browse through the mind-boggling reportedly 300,000 variety of goods sold.

What are small group Walking Tours?
have a maximum of 8-10 participants but also need a minimum number of 5 to go ahead; if we don't have enough people we will inform those who have registered (& refund their payment) by the evening before at the very latest. But we hope they will always run!!

Please note that the cost of these tours is a little higher as we are keeping the number small. The quality will be however very high; see comments below from our last one at the end of January which was a prototype for this new series:

"I would like to thank you for the tour yesterday, it’s been a wonderful morning! Your guide is amazing and so expert about history".

"I just wanted to let you know that my aunt had a brilliant time yesterday. She couldn't say enough about the tour and how great your guide was. Thanks so much! I will certainly recommend you".

"Your guide was WONDERFUL! We all enjoyed her. I'm looking forward to the next tour."



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  • The event description was updated. Diff#254568 2017-06-15 09:33:42
Tue Jun 27, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM SGT
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Tickets
Standard SOLD OUT $70.00
Venue Address
Little India Singapore
Directions
Rochor MRT station (exit B)
Organizer
Jane's Singapore Tours
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