Little India Heritage Trail

Of all the Heritage Trails in Singapore, I find Little India one that is most colourful and most extensive with many historical buildings and temples/churches/mosques stretching the whole of Serangoon Road starting from Tekka Market to Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple before Balestier Road.

I started from Little India MRT Station for the journey. From there, the famous Tekka Market with its hawker foods, wet market and shops is just next to it. I recommend that one should visit the Indian Heritage Centre at Campbell Lane and at the same time picks up Little India Heritage Trail brochure/map before doing the walk. Because there is much too cover on a single trip, one may break up the walk on several days.

In the Indian Heritage Centre, one can getto understand the history of Indians in Singapore and Southeast Asia as far back as 1st Century CE and the migration of them in the 19th to 21st centuries. There are various exhibits and artefacts in the Galleries to view over three levels of the centre.

One temple stood out for me in term of grandiose was the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple. The 164-year-old-temple was newly restored and consecrated in April 2018.

I visited the Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple along Race Course Road. Its origin was in 1927 when a Thai monk erected a shelter to house a statue of Buddha. The current day temple has the influence of Thai, Chinese and Indian in its design and façade.

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