I was exploring some back alleys around the area of Little India and was pleasantly surprised by the number of murals and photogenic spots in the vicinity. Little India is actually pretty hip!
If you have nowhere to go, do pack your camera (and perhaps the tripod) and go hunt for these spots! Happy Instagramming!
#1: Residence of Tan Teng Niah
Residence of Tan Teng Niah: 37 Kerbau Rd, Singapore 219168
It might be hard to imagine that there is a Chinese villa in Little India but in my opinion, the residence of this late Chinese businessman is not be missed. The bright, psychedelic paints feat old school shophouse windows are simply screaming for attention!
#2: Mural at the alley around Chander Road
I spotted a couple of murals during the walk around Little India. However, after a little desktop research, I realised that there are actually 22 murals in the area! I really need to plan another walk to hunt for all these murals.
The one at Chander Street paid homage to the foreign walkers in Singapore, with a painting of a construction walker and a huge graphic of jasmine flowers.
#3: Moni Gallery Hostel
Moni Gallery Hostel: 263 Lavender Street
I was enthralled by the use of different materials to form this quaint backdrop at the back alley of Moni Gallery Hostel. Other than just an Instagram spot, this could be a great gathering area for artistic travelers and locals alike. Would be fun to hold a mini traveler’s flea market or concert at there!
#4: Petain Court
Petain Court: 2 Petain Road
Petain Court features an impressive row of beautifully restored shophouses. Based on what I read, the intricate decorative tiles and Peranakan motifs were added in the recent renovation. Such elements indeed evoke a wave of nostalgia and history to the area.