Little India Arcade

Little India & Kampong Glam

This modest but colourful area of wall-to-wall shops, pungent aromas and Hindi film music is a welcome contrast to the prim modernity of many parts of the city. The arcade has an inside section as well as shops running along Campbell Lane. It's the place to come to pick up that framed print of Krishna you've always wanted, eat great food and watch streetside cooks fry chapatis.

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