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Changi Airport to Little India, Singapore

A cultural escapade in Singapore would be incomplete without a trip to the exotic and robust Little India. Encapsulating the Indian culture within this enclave of explosive colors and liveliness, Little India not only boasts temples that have been painstakingly crafted and built in devotion to their deities, but also a variety of authentic, spiced cuisines that leave you salivating and pining for more.



Temples Galore

A physical manifestation of their religious devotion entails the intricate craftsmanship evident in Hindu temples and Indian architecture. Here in Little India, temples have stood witness to the history that culminated in the urbanisation of today’s Singapore, with temples dating back to even before the Second World War.



The Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

Built by Indian immigrants back before the Second World War, this temple is dedicated to its namesake: the Goddess and destroyer of evil, Kali. The temple has braced the rage of the Second World War and has remained unscathed. An architecture with the tales of old times built into its walls is definitely a sight to behold!



Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple

One associates goodness with the hopeful flickering of light. Here in the Sakay Muni Buddha Gaya Temple, the 15 meter-tall statue of Buddha is surrounded by seemingly a thousand little lights which are built into the walls. The ingenuity in this gesture has warranted the temple the nickname “Temple of a Thousand Lights”, and the architecture itself is emblematic of a mixture of Buddhist cultures, namely those of Thailand, India and China.



Spicy Trail

Indian food is known for spice-centred recipes and savoury treats that are often deep-fried with herbs and, of course, spices! In Little India, visitors find themselves surrounded not only by history that regaled them with stories of the past, but also with the fragrant scent of Indian cooking.



Tekka Centre

Famed for its surprisingly delicious Indian cuisine, this low-cost food joint also serves as a marketplace for vendors and their sundry stalls, selling anything from snacks to religious paraphernalia. One could not find a more appropriate food joint than to be seated among the Indian enclave, dotted through with patrons of other nationalities, as one savours the taste of Little India.



Kamala Restaurant

Retaining rich traditional culinary tastes, Kamala Restaurant is set up just outside the beloved Tekka Centre and has been known to serve up classic Indian dishes that are relished by even the older generation. For visitors, ordering a savoury thosai, which is a large, flat, folded pancake that is eaten with various condiments, may offer an authentic gastronomic experience in Little India - particularly when one eats with his hands!



How to Get There From Changi Airport

  • Public Transport

    MRT

    From Changi Airport, take the East West (Green) line to Tanah Merah station. From there, switch to the Green line MRT train to get to Bugis and alight thereon. Little India is a 14-minute stroll away. The trip is at an estimated fare of S$2.


    Bus

    From Changi Airport, take Bus Line 36 and alight at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel. From there, Little India is a 16-minute walk. This trip is at an estimated fare of S$2 and will take around an hour and a half.



  • Taxi

    A taxi from Changi Airport to Little India will be at an estimated fare of S$25 during non-peak hours, but this metered rate varies according to the distance traveled.



  • Grabcar

    With the advancement in technology, ride-hailing apps become a cheap and convenient way to travel. For an arrival transfer to Little India from Changi Airport, a Grabcar will be at an estimated flat rate of S$20, but this rate may vary during peak hours.



  • Super Vehicles

    You may also be interested in booking a Super Vehicle for an efficient transfer to your destination. For this option, an advance booking and payment will be required. To make a booking, call up our customer service line at +65 6535 3534.

    Type of Vehicle
    Rate
    Services
    Super Car (4-seater)
    S$40
    60-minutes complimentary waiting time. Board vehicle at arrival gate.
    Super Car (6-seater)
    S$48
    60-minutes complimentary waiting time. Board vehicle at arrival gate.


  • Limousine Cabs and Private Limousines

    This service requires an advance booking and payment, so call up our friendly customer service line at +65 6535 3534 today and get yourself a ride! Rates vary according to the number of passengers and the vehicle model selected.This service requires an advance booking and payment, so call up our friendly customer service line at +65 6535 3534 today and get yourself a ride! Rates vary according to the number of passengers and the vehicle model selected.

    Type of Limousine
    Rates
    Services
    Limousine Cab
    From S$60
    • Meet-and-greet services
    • Flight-tracking by the driver
    • 60 minutes complimentary waiting time
    Private Limousines
    From S$60
    • Meet-and-greet services
    • Flight-tracking by the driver
    • 60 minutes complimentary waiting time