Fernloft Little India Hostel of Singapore is near the city centre and yet culturally unique in its own right. Step back from modernity into Indian ethnicity within minutes when you stay at Little India. Replete with street side vendors selling traditional India desserts to traditional flower garlands, Indian saris and stores selling tonnes of intricate gold jewellery, Indian culture greets you with your first step into the district. Under the Raffles Plan of Singapore, where the various races were segregated by the British in their management of early colonial Singapore, immigrant Indians were first settled in the Chulia Kampong District.…
Fernloft Little India Hostel of Singapore is near the city centre and yet culturally unique in its own right.
Step back from modernity into Indian ethnicity within minutes when you stay at Little India. Replete with street side vendors selling traditional India desserts to traditional flower garlands, Indian saris and stores selling tonnes of intricate gold jewellery, Indian culture greets you with your first step into the district. Under the Raffles Plan of Singapore, where the various races were segregated by the British in their management of early colonial Singapore, immigrant Indians were first settled in the Chulia Kampong District. However, as Chulia Kampong became more crowded and competition for land escalated, many of the Indians moved into what is now known as Little India. The Chulia Kampong district no longer exists as a distinct area. It is reported that the Little India area developed around a former settlement for Indian convicts. Livestock trading was once prominent in the area and since the district runs along the Serangoon River, it was initially attractive for raising cattle. Eventually, by the time livestock trading ceased to exist in Singapore and other businesses had established themselves in the area, the enclave started to look like the Little India it is today. If you wish to eat or buy something specific to Indian culture, such as curry or Indian clothing, you must visit Little India.
ACCESSIBILITY AND TRANSPORTATION
Situated right in the fringe of the Little India mini enclave, Fernloft at Little India is accessible by public transport, but yet away from the maddening crowd. We are just minutes away from the City (10 minutes), Suntec City (14 minutes), Orchard Road (20 minutes) and Chinatown (22 minutes). The outlet is also served by the Little India MRT Station (NE7) and Farrer Park MRT Station (NE8) on the Northeast Line, which are just a stop away from the Dhoby Ghaut MRT (part of Orchard Road) Interchange. Being near the city and a bustling neighbourhood, there are also lots of public buses that serve the area.
Indian cuisine - from North Indian spices to South Indian naan (flattened baked bread) dominates the food scene here. You will find a wide choice of Indian cuisine at your doorstep, ranging from street side stalls to ambience-filled Indian restaurants. The prices here are kept incredibility low, even for the tourists! For desserts, try the Gulab Jamun, a favourite among the locals. Gulab Jamun consists of fried dough balls in a sweet syrup.
Despite being labeled as an Indian enclave, one can easily find a wide array of other local cuisines nearby. One may find some of the best Chinese food at the nearby Lavender Food Court at incredibly low prices.
CULTURALLY INTERESTING PLACES IN LITTLE INDIA
Be bewitched by the beauties of the historic temples in the Little India neighbourhood. These include the Foochow Methodist Church, Kampong Kapor Methodist Church, Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Angullia Mosque, Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple, Jalan Mosque, the Central Sikh Gurdwara and more.
One of the more interesting mosques, the Abdul Gafoor Mosque, features Arabian- and Renaissance-style architecture. It was built in 1859 and named after a South Indian lawyer's clerk. Its prayer hall is decorated with Moorish arch-work and displays a tableau featuring the history of the Islamic religion.
Along Serangoon Road, you may choose to visit the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple which was built in 1855 and features a high gopuram (tower), and the Buddhist Sakyamuni Buddha Gaya Temple, which was originally established by Thai monk Vuthisasara in 1927. There is also the Leong San See Temple which is dedicated to Guanyin, the Chinese Boddhisattva of Mercy.
SHOPPING IN LITTLE INDIA
From local handicrafts along roadside to mega malls like the City Square Mall which provides 70 000 sq ft of retail therapy, you will find interesting shopping like the Tekka Centre, the Tekka Mall, the Little India Arcade, Serangoon Plaza, and the biggest bargain mall - Mustafa Centre.
Serangoon Road is the main commercial thoroughfare in Little India. Along Serangoon Road is the Tekka Centre, the Tekka Mall, the Little India Arcade, Serangoon Plaza, and the biggest bargain mall - Mustafa Centre.
Besides shopping in these air-conditioned malls, the streets are lined with traditional retailers selling cheap and bright trinkets, colourful saris, bags, Indian slippers and we guarantee you will be overwhelmed by the many little stores you will find here … Little India is a great place to shop for unique and inexpensive souvenirs!
THE FERNLOFT EXPERIENCE
For a cultural immersion that is terrifically unique, stay at Fernloft (Singapore) Little India, City and soak in ethnicity. At Fernloft Group of Hostels, we also offer free inter-hostel transfers (subject to availability) that gives you the choice to stay at our various branches and experience the different cultural uniqueness that comes from each Fernloft location. If you do not like your stay at our Little India branch for whatsoever reason, we will transfer you to another Fernloft hostel in a different locale for the remainder of your stay at no extra charge.
Whatever we may say, don't take our word for it, experience it yourself!
Such convenience and value - only at Fernloft Hostels, where the experiences become cherished memories.
BOOKING & CANCELLATION POLICY
The hostel will not honored the following bookings:
Booking with deposit that are late for 3 hours or more unless fully paid up.
For reservation without time indication, we will take it as their check in time is at 1400hrs.
There will be NO deposit refund on the above.
Cancellation & Deposit Refund Policy
• Deposits are strictly non refundable for external online booking platforms.
• More than 72hrs notice (3 Days, excluding check-in date) - Full Refund.
• 72hrs or less - No refund of deposits + 1 day full rack rates is chargeable on the guest credit card.
For Big Group Bookings:
• More than 7 working days notice : 10% administrative charge of the total invoiced price.
• Less than 7 working days notice: full deposit is forfeited.
Non Acceptance of Children and local.
• We do not accept children of less than 12years old in our dormitory unless it is booked exclusively for your guests only.
• We do not accept local residence.
• Fernloft reserves the right to reject your reservation or bookings, without any refund, if you pose as a threat or nuisance to our hostel / staff.
Cancellation must take place 2 days before the reservation date, otherwise the establishment is authorized to charge one night stay per person.
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