After a lackluster visit to Singapore’s much ballyhooed Botanic Gardens—don’t believe the hype, it’s a park—–my wife and I make our way over to explore Little India, which is not too far from where we are staying. Of course, in Singapore, nothing is too far away.
As its name suggests, Little India is Singapore’s foremost Indian enclave. The 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 Its location along the Serangoon River originally made it attractive for raising cattle, and trade in livestock was once prominent. Eventually, other economic activity developed, and by the turn of the 20th century, the area began to look like a Tamil ethnic neighborhood.
Photos taken April 2014 (Nikon D7000).
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