SkyscraperPage Forum

SkyscraperPage Forum (
-   Asia-Pacific (
-   -   Little India, Singapore! (

RafflesCity Jul 27, 2007 3:51 AM

Little India, Singapore!
I'd taken quite a number of scenes from Little India in Singapore.
Here are some of them, I'll add more eventually.

Most of the buildings here are conserved shophouses built before WW2.

An overview:


Bergenser Aug 6, 2007 11:28 AM

Nice! :tup:
Looks interesting to walk around there!

Urbanguy Aug 27, 2007 9:36 PM

Very cool pics and quite colorful too!

RafflesCity Aug 31, 2007 1:55 PM

Thank you! I'll try to post more :)

Greco Roman Aug 31, 2007 2:13 PM

Beautiful pics!

How is it that there is such a large East Indian population in Singapore?

RafflesCity Sep 1, 2007 6:52 AM

There is a substantial Indian minority presence in Singapore. Most of them originally came from southeastern Indian state of Tamil-Nadu & Ceylon. Most are Hindu but there are also many Indian Muslims.

It all started when the British East India Company started a port in Singapore, and added Singapore to the British Empire which was already strongly established all over India. It would be a matter of time before the Indians started coming to Singapore to find work, as traders, or as government servants. (My grandfather himself was an Englishman born in India and moved to Singapore)

Today, to add to the old Indian community, are a growing number of Indian expats from India (and other parts of thr world), and they are very rich, as well as the traditional labourers. Many congregate in Little India.

Singapore's president is also of Indian origin. I have many Indian friends, and within the Singapore society, they are frequently seen as being good-at-talking :D

Greco Roman Sep 1, 2007 4:03 PM

Wow. That sounds like a very rich and interesting history. I'll have to read more about it.

Thanks. :tup:

Surrealplaces Jan 22, 2008 2:39 AM

Great pics:tup:

Kingofthehill Aug 27, 2008 1:59 PM


RafflesCity Mar 23, 2009 2:36 PM

Recent snaps

One of the 2 main Hindu temples along Serangoon Road

Rico Rommheim Mar 24, 2009 2:43 AM

That's so interesting! Thanks and keep up with the updates! :tup:

skrish Apr 20, 2009 7:49 PM

Great pics. Would love to see more if you have them.

newflyer Jul 9, 2009 12:30 AM

Great Pics!! ... brings back fond memories of my Singapore visit last year.

It is such a scenic city with so much to take in. Its multicuturalism makes it very interesting to walk and shop.

CTroyMathis Sep 21, 2009 8:29 AM

Indeed, great photos. I just visited Little India in Singapore today. I thoroughly enjoyed it in person. I saw this thread last night and had put the location on my agenda of "stuff to do today" this morning.

FCE Aug 17, 2010 8:35 AM

I had no idea Singapore had an Indian populace. One of my professors here in Los Angeles was Indian, but born and raised in Singapore. I thought he was some sort of odd case, but apparently not after seeing this.

CharlesCO Aug 17, 2010 9:36 AM

Thanks for the pictures! My brother works in Singapore from time to time (in fact, he's there right now), so I try to go out and visit him. Singapore is truly a hidden gem. I love Little India, as well as all the other cultures meshing together in Singapore.

MolsonExport Sep 15, 2011 6:58 PM

Love it. I am fascinated with diaspora communities.

jagbani Oct 3, 2011 12:52 PM

wow raffel nice work.. looking very nice pics

phil marion Jan 22, 2015 4:21 AM
Detail of a colourful colonial building in India Town - Singapore by Phil Marion, on Flickr
Masjid Sultan Jawi in the Kampong Glam district of Singapore by Phil Marion, on Flickr

All times are GMT. The time now is 3:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.