Neighbourhood Guide: Farrer Park And Little India

Singapore Jan 25, 2023

Dive into this melting pot of culture, and catch a glimpse of old Singapore through heritage buildings that are peppered along Farrer Park and Little India.

Although just a station apart, Little India and Farrer Park provide different cultural experiences with the former steeped in culture and the latter filled with iconic eateries and modern luxuries. Both these locations are within the Central region of Singapore, making travelling to all major must-see spots on this sunny island super convenient.  

Top 5 things to do

  1. Wander along Serangoon Road and take in the sights and sounds of traditional Indian clothes, spices and jewellery.
  2. Take a stroll around the Farrer Park field to shed all the delicious food you ate.
  3. If you’re visiting in November, visit the area at night so that you can take in the fantastic Deepavali (festival of lights) light displays.
  4. Indulge in a culinary treat at any of the Indian cuisine restaurants around the neighbourhood. Find out our personal favourite below!
  5. Bounce around ball pits and unleash your inner child at Air Zone, the world’s first suspended playground.
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Must see

Mustafa Centre

145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207704

An all-in-one shopping mall, Mustafa Centre

The night is always young when you’re shopping at this mall that closes at 2am. Find hidden gems that are also extremely affordable, in every corner from electronics to jewellery and to groceries to clothes.

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

141 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218042

Feast your eyes on the intricate facade of Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

Known as one of the oldest and most important Hindu temples in Singapore, this is a perfect spot for those who are seeking to experience the rich cultural heritage of the Indian community. Be greeted by the intricate carvings and colourful murals, and if you’re lucky enough, you may be just in time to witness a religious ceremony here.

House of Tan Teng Niah

37 Kerbau Road, Singapore 219168

Pay a visit to the House of Tan Teng Niah

Visiting the House of Tan Teng Niah should be on any history buff or architecture enthusiast’s checklist. Featuring a well-preserved 19th century Chinese shophouse, this two-storey building provides a glimpse into traditional architectural elements of Singapore’s past.

Masjid Angullia

265 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218099

You can't miss the brightly coloured Masjid Angullia

Built in 1890, on land bequeathed by late merchant and philanthropist Mohammed Salleh Eusoof (MSE) Angullia, this is one of Singapore’s oldest mosques. Despite the recent renovations that took place in 2020, you will still be able to view the original entrance of the actual building, which was demolished in 1969.

Must eat and drink


79 Owen Road, Singapore 218895

SYIP, pronounced as ‘sip’, is the perfect spot for you to sip and dine. Every aspect of the cafe is #instagrammable with a minimalist interior and tasteful wall art, you know you’ll live up to your IT-girl status with a shot here. Also, be sure to try out their signature tiramisu!


130 Owen Road, Singapore 218934

Indulge in a cuppa Joe and freshly baked pastries at Bakehaus

As the name suggests, Bakehaus has every baked goods under the sun from crafted sourdough bread, to french pastries like croissants and pain au chocolat, and cakes. Other than producing fresh bakes daily, they also keep their menu fresh by introducing new varieties every two to three months.

Komala Villas

76-78 Serangoon Road, Singapore 217981

What you can expect when dining at Komala Villas

Planting its roots in Singapore since 1947, this all-vegetarian eatery specialising in dosais and sumptuous thali meals has become a household name. Acknowledged by Singapore Heritage Board as one of best places to visit and eat, Komala Villas is not to be missed for those who want a full experience of this neighbourhood.

Tingkat Peranakan

119 Owen Road, Singapore 218924

Helmed by executive chef Katheryn Ho, Tingkat Peranakan is a casual diner that serves up authentic and hearty Peranakan food. The name ‘Tingkat’ translates to tiered tin lunch boxes that are prepared by mothers for their loved ones. Although the food is not presented in these tin boxes, Chef Katheryn hopes that guests feel her love and dedication to keep the food of her forebears alive when they dine at her restaurant.

Something’s brewing at…Owen House by Hmlet

If this neighbourhood guide has intrigued you, then consider staying at the newest hotel on the stretch, Owen House by Hmlet the next time you find yourself in Singapore. Located diagonally across City Square Mall, Farrer Park MRT Station (North-East Line) and a 5 to 10 minute walk from Mustafa Centre, this is the place to be when visiting Singapore.

Owen House By Hmlet

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Jermaine Ng

Marketing Intern at Hmlet. During her free time she reads, boulders and indulges in nature documentaries.