If you have a list of places that you can’t miss going to in Singapore, you gotta make sure you’ve got Little India in the list.
Worries aside, Little India is easily reachable by train. It would actually take you right to the centre of it.
And of course, you can’t miss going to the Little India Arts Belt. And yes, Little India Arts Belt refers to an area located along a road called, with respect, Kerbau.
Oh well, KERBAU if pronounced BUFFALO may sounds alright but calling somebody Kerbau in Malaysia is like inviting him or her to smack you in the face. It’s almost outrageous. Here, they've even got a Kerbau Hotel.
Little India in Singapore is just so colorful you might mistaken this public toilet for a kindergarten.
And who would have thought that this beautifully painted building is actually a medical and health shop?
Surrounded by rows of tables, this building almost look like a art centerpiece to get amazed at while spending your evening lepaking around while sipping over teh tarik ordered from a mamak restaurant nearby.You should never leave the Little India of Singapore without taking a walk into the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple.
Of course, coming inside the temple would require you to take your footwear off.
Remember how they describe Singapore in the TLC? A small country that gives a big impact. Oh well, I would say the same about Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple. It is actually quite small in size but it serves an enormous lot of things to see in details.
Right in the middle of the temple is this beautiful metal ornate pillar.
The intricate decorations inside the temple are simply artistically mesmerizing. The Hinduism elements depicted on its walls and ceiling might be strange if you’re not a Hindu but you really don’t have to understand them all to see the ‘beauty’.
You just have to bear in mind that it is a religious place and I do believe that every religious place can give a peace of mind if you know how to loosen up a little and let it come in. :-) I believe it was what these mat salleh were doing here.
Coming out into the other side of the temple, there’d be more to see.
Growing up in a Catholic family my entire life, I used to look at temples as something I should stay away from. I always believed that temples have some kind of dark aura that would go against the cross that I carried on my forehead ever since I was christened.
My travel trips had taught me how the perception was something that I was made to believe. It was inflicted in me as a kid. Of course, it has all changed now. Coming into a temple wouldn’t change a thing in you. Not by faith, not by anything.
I have now become a big fan of temples. The images, , the sculptures, the inscriptions and the carvings can all be puzzling in their complexity at times but just look at them as some kind of arts and you’ll be amazed. (Oh well, they are arts anyway).And I had my hand on my mouth when I saw what these two guys were doing.
You enlarged it, didn't you?? LOL! Nahhh, the guy was trying to capture a close-up picture of the other guy's flies. *still weird.
I would say, Little India is one of the most photogenic areas in Singapore. Note: Photogenic doesn't neccessarily refer to mugshots OK?
It was like every corner of the whole area has a story to tell when captured in a picture.
And that is what the community there seems to do to spend their late hours in the afternoon.
So, people.. If you happen to head down to Singapore anytime soon, do not forget to put Little India in your itinerary. You might don’t know what you’re missing if you don’t..