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Ethnicity in the Ci-Ci-City!

Half of the four ethnic areas of Singapore City...

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Today we took our first trip into Singapore’s amazing Ethnic Areas. We took the North East MRT line to Little India.

We stepped off the train and were hit with the smell of many different spices and foods. It really is like a “little” India. It turns out that the first Indian settlers arrived in 1819 to work for Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of that famous hotel we will visit later.

The best thing we did was grab a walking guide of the streets of little India. It takes you to all the main streets and shows you the coolest things. From burlap sacks and pots filled with every spice you could think of to all kinds of different trinkets. They also have different types of ethnic Jewelry you can barter for.

After lunch at Banana Leaf Apolo, an authentic Indian restauraunt famous for its Fish Head Curry, we jumped back on the MRT and headed to Chinatown. Chinatown was the same bustle and excitement as Little India, but it differs from area to area, which makes it unique.

We visited many cultural places and noticed a lot of religious attractions as well. Mosques and Churches sit right down the street from each other and exist in harmony.

We had dinner at one of the many restaurants and sampled the various cuisine found in this area.

Posted by teamsingap 09:31 Archived in Singapore Tagged educational Comments (2)

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