Little India – Singapore

“The Little India area is reported to have developed around a former settlement for Tamil convicts. Its location along the Serangoon River originally made it attractive for raising cattle, and trade in livestock was once prominent in the area.”

Fresh, tomatos, eggplant and jackfruit at an open air market.

 The smell of the nearby durian fruit caused me to move from this area in a hurry.”The smell evokes reactions from deep appreciation to intense disgust, and has been described variously as almonds, rotten onions, turpentine and gym socks. The odour has led to the fruit’s banishment from certain hotels and public transportation in southeast Asia.” I was in the intense disgust category and now understand why the signs at the MRT station say “NO DURIAN”

Butchers and Fishmongers at the Tekka Wet Market; yes the floor was WET and slippery.

Sure, eating hot chicken curry outside in 90 degree weather is not the smartest thing a man can do, but I had the Tiger on deck to put out the flames.

The Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple  above is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali.

” Images of Kali within the temple show her wearing a garland of skulls and ripping out the insides of her victims,” wow this Kali chick sounds like someone I used to know. This is one of Singapore’s oldest temples and acted as a shelter during air raids in WWII.

Passed by a muslim funeral that was letting out. I assumed all the ladies on the balcony were his wives, and I thought “that’s a lot of people to be splitting up one insurance check”


The house of Tan Teng Niah, a prominent Chinese businessman who built factories along Serangoon Road and a rubber smokehouse in Kerbau Road, built in 1900.

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