Tekka Centre
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Part wet market, part food centre and part shopping mall, Tekka Centre is a place where several ethnic communities converge to create a multicultural shopping fiesta. Established in 1915, Tekka Centre moved to its current location in 1982 and is a landmark in Little India.
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Neighbourhood: Little India
With a strong local Indian community, this pocket of Singapore can feel like another place and time. Wander past traditional barbershops while local residents in brightly coloured saris patronize retailers from decades past. Peruse streets lined with colourful shops as the aroma of curry tempts you to indulge. Listen to the Bollywood music echoing from storefronts and take in the stalls selling bright flowers, fabrics, and spices. At the 24-hour, four-level Mustafa Shopping Centre, you can shop through the night and find everything from pharmacy and grocery items to Bollywood DVDs and diamond necklaces. Singapore’s Little India offers a colourful, lively taste of the subcontinent and is well worth the visit.
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  • SOH KIEN PENG
    Singapore, Singapore9,227 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crazy with Dosai
    I came to Tanglin Division to attend a 5-day Lead Auditor course. I took the MRT and alighted at Little India. As I was early, I decided to roam around Tekka Centre to explore the Indian food stalls at the hawker center. I was really tempted by the lure of the wide variety of rich, colorful and mouthwatering South Indian breakfast food like prata, Dosai, Vadai, Samosa, Idly, etc at the stalls. Although I had a bowl of healthy oats mixed with blue berries and banana at home before I left this morning, I cannot resist but order one plain Dosai ($1.50) and one Rava Dosai ($2.50) from Buni's Tiffin Corner. There were three containers of chutney on the stall stand and I scooped and spread the mint, tomato and coconut chutney on my two plates of Dosai. The Dosai tasted fantastic with the green, white and yellow chutney. The experience was a bit different when I ate Dosai at Tampin recently when curry was the chutney spread. Unsatisfied with just two pieces of Dosai, I went to another stall Neha Tiffin Centre at #01- 274 and ordered another piece of Rava Dosai ($2.50) and a cup of Teh Halia ($1.40) from the drink stall beside it. The Rava Dosai at this stall seem crispier, fluffy and bigger in size. The peppery hot drink blended with the minty Dosai really sent a chilly hot wave to my brain and spine. I was totally energized and invigorated with a crystal-clear mind when I stepped into the classroom ready to take my examination. I may look crazy consuming so much food for breakfast but the effect of the Dosai and the Teh Halia seem to be an instant remedy for my common cold by purging away my nose stuffiness. The Dosai chutney contain a diversified range of spice ingredients like coriander, mint, onions, garlic, chilli which are rich in polyphenols and antioxidants. Dosai is made from a fermented batter of ground white gram and rice and is fiber rich and not calorie dense. Rava Dosai is said to help in weight management. The next trip here I would explore more of the other food.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 March 2024
  • SteakEmAll
    148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wet Market and food center.
    Wet market on your left and food court on your right. You get fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, meats, and spices at the wet market area. At the food court area you get tons of great Indian food, prawn mee, juice, coffee, Indonesian, Pakistani, Asian, curries, roti, desserts, and fresh coconut juice. Find a seat first and leave a pack of tissue there to hold your spot. Then go get your food and come back to the table.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 April 2024
  • K7
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really interesting
    We had been told we should try eating here and very pleased we did although the advice to look and see is very helpful. We found an Indian stall doing chicken which we used having checked to make sure everything was freshly cooked and we thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Afterwards we went upstairs where there are stalls selling clothes and fabrics my husband bought a beautiful waistcoat which was a bargain it would have been at least double at home.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 April 2024
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K7
Stoke-on-Trent, UK13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had been told we should try eating here and very pleased we did although the advice to look and see is very helpful. We found an Indian stall doing chicken which we used having checked to make sure everything was freshly cooked and we thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Afterwards we went upstairs where there are stalls selling clothes and fabrics my husband bought a beautiful waistcoat which was a bargain it would have been at least double at home.
Written 3 April 2024
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SteakEmAll
148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Wet market on your left and food court on your right. You get fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, meats, and spices at the wet market area. At the food court area you get tons of great Indian food, prawn mee, juice, coffee, Indonesian, Pakistani, Asian, curries, roti, desserts, and fresh coconut juice. Find a seat first and leave a pack of tissue there to hold your spot. Then go get your food and come back to the table.
Written 1 April 2024
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PriscillaF
Perth, Australia1,907 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
When u get off of the blue train at little India you essentially walk straight into the Tekka centre. Reading reviews it seemed like this was the place to look at however it was crowded, stank bad and dirty. There were food stalls and meat and fruit and veg markets. This is an open market with no air conditioning. The food is quite inexpensive and large portion sizes. N however it is an unhygienic Market so bring wipes to wipe down the table and chairs and also to wipe your hands after the meal.
Written 30 March 2024
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David F
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Buzzing multi-purpose shopping and eating mall in Little India.
Very safe environment and no pushy vendors.
Had an authentic Indian lunch consisting of buttered chicken and cooked-on-the-spot nan breads from one of the small outlets in the food section. No frills but food cheap, very tasty and safe.
Written 6 March 2024
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore9,227 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I came to Tanglin Division to attend a 5-day Lead Auditor course. I took the MRT and alighted at Little India. As I was early, I decided to roam around Tekka Centre to explore the Indian food stalls at the hawker center.

I was really tempted by the lure of the wide variety of rich, colorful and mouthwatering South Indian breakfast food like prata, Dosai, Vadai, Samosa, Idly, etc at the stalls. Although I had a bowl of healthy oats mixed with blue berries and banana at home before I left this morning, I cannot resist but order one plain Dosai ($1.50) and one Rava Dosai ($2.50) from Buni's Tiffin Corner. There were three containers of chutney on the stall stand and I scooped and spread the mint, tomato and coconut chutney on my two plates of Dosai. The Dosai tasted fantastic with the green, white and yellow chutney. The experience was a bit different when I ate Dosai at Tampin recently when curry was the chutney spread.

Unsatisfied with just two pieces of Dosai, I went to another stall Neha Tiffin Centre at #01- 274 and ordered another piece of Rava Dosai ($2.50) and a cup of Teh Halia ($1.40) from the drink stall beside it. The Rava Dosai at this stall seem crispier, fluffy and bigger in size. The peppery hot drink blended with the minty Dosai really sent a chilly hot wave to my brain and spine. I was totally energized and invigorated with a crystal-clear mind when I stepped into the classroom ready to take my examination.

I may look crazy consuming so much food for breakfast but the effect of the Dosai and the Teh Halia seem to be an instant remedy for my common cold by purging away my nose stuffiness. The Dosai chutney contain a diversified range of spice ingredients like coriander, mint, onions, garlic, chilli which are rich in polyphenols and antioxidants. Dosai is made from a fermented batter of ground white gram and rice and is fiber rich and not calorie dense. Rava Dosai is said to help in weight management.

The next trip here I would explore more of the other food.
Written 5 March 2024
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regm889
Bangkok, Thailand889 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Good place to try local foods, tried dosa and Chinese veggies noodle, so many options and so many stalls, corner of little India. Try and explore
Written 29 February 2024
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DipuKV
Pune, India3,051 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
A historic market which gives you a good peek into the times & lifestyles of certain ethnic groups in the city. Vibrant, crowded ambience.
Written 1 January 2024
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gfsc5
Perth, Australia1,786 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This is not the cleanest part of Singapore but it's well worth a visit. Situated in Little India, the Tekka Centre is a mix of wet market and food hall with some other retail bits and pieces thrown in.

There are stacks of small food stalls offering a massive range of South Asian (mainly) food. It was very busy when we visited. The prices looked very good but we didn't eat anything there although the food looked tasty.

There's also an extensive wet market with lots of interesting fruit and vegetables, seafood (some actually on ice!), and meat of all sorts. We had fun (actually it was only me, not my wife) watching the birds pecking at various bits of meat destined to be sold to somebody later in the day.

Upstairs was an extensive area of Indian clothing for men and women (and children). Exquisite colours and designs and well worth taking the time to wander through.
Written 11 March 2023
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DuncanTCH
East Greenbush, NY1,499 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The Tekka Centre has everything that someone could imagine…clothing, trinkets, food, prepared food, crickets, spiders and all sorts of exotic fruits and food. It’s a great place for a snack and to just wander around and see how everyday life moves in Singapore.
Written 9 November 2022
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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT2,612 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
The market is a parade of everyday life dedicated to the Muslim and Indian cultures of clothes and foods...Nasi biryani, scaling of fish, sharpening of knifes and an occasional splash of ice await you. The market has a life on its own and the stall owners are knowledgeable and friendly. One shop sells veggies and plays jazz music for your shopping pleasure.
Written 19 September 2022
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