Ruby Dot Trails

GEMS OF LITTLE INDIA

Ruby Dot Trails

GEMS OF LITTLE INDIA

Ruby Dot Trails

GEMS OF LITTLE INDIA

Ruby Dot Trails

GEMS OF LITTLE INDIA

Ruby Dot Trails

GEMS OF LITTLE INDIA

GEMS OF LITTLE INDIA TOUR

WHY VISIT LITTLE INDIA

If we could sum up the bustling Little India heritage area in one phrase, it would be "a feast for the senses"!

Stroll through its streets, and you might think you've been transported to a city in India. Shops overflow with their wares – vibrant flower garlands, beautiful sarees, colourful bangles and intricate henna designs - this is one place where your camera will be put to good use!

As you explore the area, you might pick up the scent of fragrant incense or aromatic spices, and hear the catchy beats of the latest Bollywood songs. And as you wander past the shops and eateries, you'll probably find it hard to resist the temptation of trying some tasty Indian snacks and sweets!

WHAT YOU'LL SEE ON TOUR

About the Gems of Little India Tour
There's so much to see and experience in Little India Singapore. To ensure you see all the best highlights, join our walking tour and sightsee with us!

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

This hugely popular Hindu temple is dedicated to the Goddess Kali and has a history dating back to 1881. The entrance tower, or Gopuram, is one of Singapore’s most photographed.

Campbell Lane & Little India Arcade

This charming cluster of shops is where you'll find all manner of specialty products for the Indian community - garlands, bangles, bindis, incense, henna, snacks, sweets and more. Let our guide take you through some highlights and you’ll gain insights into Indian customs and traditions.

Tekka Centre

With its shops, food stalls and wet market, Tekka Centre is a local institution and a real slice of Singapore life. Among the locals, the 'wet market' is regarded as the best place to buy fresh produce, and Tekka’s is the largest such market with an amazing variety on offer. (NB: NOT INCLUDED FROM 3-31 JUL 2017 DUE TO CLOSURE FOR RENOVATIONS)



Along the way, we’ll explore some of the historic streets of Little India and hear about how the Indian community was not actually supposed to settle here, under Raffles’ town plan. What made them leave their originally designated area to come to Little India? Hint: The street names in the area give us some clues.

The tour is designed to end at lunch time so it’ll be perfect timing for you to enjoy the specialities of the area – our guide will provide some suggestions.

ANNOUNCEMENT: From 3-31 July 2017, Tekka Centre will be closed for renovations. The tour will include other stops in place of Tekka Centre.

Please note: Ruby Dot Trails may adjust the above tour itinerary, in response to site conditions or circumstances beyond our control.

OUR GUESTS SAY

"Shal was absolutely wonderful. She portrays a genuine love and passion for her work and what she does. Her patience, enthusiasm and willingness to adapt the tour to the needs of our little motley group was both heartening and selfless. More importantly, we were impressed with the extent and bounty of Shal's historical knowledge and stories of Singapore with respect to our tour of Little India...We had a wonderful time and I would highly recommend Shal as a guide to anyone wanting to discover the authentic side of Singapore. " KRISTINA, CANADA

"Our family of three had the pleasure of taking the Gems of Chinatown and the Little India tours with Shal. We are completely convinced that we saw more of both areas than we would have done had we gone without a guide. Shal was great, explained everything and took us to places we may not have discovered by using the guidebook alone. The tour was set to our own pace. We would recommend this company without hesitation." VICKY, UK

IN THE NEWS

Gems of Little India was featured in The Finder Magazine's 15 Amazing Places in Singapore that should be on every Expat's Ultimate Bucket List!

BOOKING INFO

When?
9.30am on Thursdays

Duration?
3 hours

How much?
S$49 per person
We need a minimum of 2 guests for the tour to go ahead
If you're travelling solo, please email us to find out if the tour is going ahead on the date you're interested in and if so, you'll be able to book a place for one

What's included?
Small group walking tour for a more personal experience
A great guide (fluent in English, articulate and professionally licensed)
Lots of photo opportunities throughout this colourful and vibrant neighbourhood!

What's not included?
Food and drinks, Gratuities (optional), Hotel transfers

Where to meet?
Little India MRT Station (NE7/DT12)

We'll send you a photo of the meeting point and directions in your Tour confirmation email

What to bring?
Wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella or poncho, a bottle of water and of course, your camera

Anything to take note of for the temple visit during the tour?
The temple requests visitors to observe modest dressing i.e. no shorts, mini skirts, low necklines or exposed backs.

More information?
To ensure you have the best tour experience possible, do take a look at our FAQ Page - you’ll find it helpful!

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