Or perhaps sampling the unique and unforgettable taste of Little India is what brings you – you will not be disappointed. There are dozens of restaurants in and around Little India that offer the choice between North and South Indian cuisine, both for meat lovers and vegetarians. One good place to check out is Sakunthala Food Palace, which offers both North and South Indian dishes, Chindian (Chinese-Indian fusion) food, and a selection of mouth-watering biriyanis with chicken, fish or mutton. After indulging in the authentic taste of India, cool down those warm flavours with a chilled tangy lassi drink. Sakunthala is located next to Mustafa’s Shopping Centre at 88 Syed Alwi Road in Little India; check out their delicious menu selections at: http://www.sakunthala.com.sg/

If you’re looking more for the spiritual side of Little India, you may want to visit one of the Hindu temples in the area. One of the most impressive is the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, located at 141 Serangoon Road, and is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Singapore. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Kali, and the temple features a 14 armed visage of Kali, ornate painted ceiling, and an impressive ‘gopuram’, a tower featuring carvings of many Hindu gods. The temple is closed between 12:30 and 4:00 pm, but is opened to the public before and after those times. You can learn more at http://www.sriveeramakaliamman.com/

If you’re looking for a little less of the main tourist attractions in Little India, you may be content to just visit the many shops along Serangoon Road; textiles, clothing, music, India’s sweets and delicacies, are all there to see and experience along this main road. Shopping, food and culture – the main attractions of Singapore’s cultural hub can be found in Little India – the perfect place to practice English!

Michael Bunyak

English Teacher at Canadian Education College, Singapore