Little India is an ethnic area in the county that is west of the Singapore River, located east of the river across from Chinatown and north of Kampong Glam. Both Little India and Chinatown is part of the Urban Planning Area of Rochor. The area is commlony referred to as Tekka by the local Tamil community.

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The area is unique from the Chulia Kampong area which was initially a division of colonial Singapore under the Raffles Plan of Singapore wherein Tamil immigrants would dwell in under the British policy of cultural separation. Nonetheless, as the Chulia Kmapong area became more and more populated and as the struggle for available residential land escalated, a number of ethnic Tamils moved out into an area which is presently known as Little India.

Serangoon Road is the key commercial access road in the area. The road crosses Bukit Timah Sungei Road and Rochor Canal Road. The Tekka Mall, the Tekka Centre, Mustafa Centre, the Little India Arcade and the Serangoon Plaza can be located along Serangoon road. Farrer Park Fields is situated in the area.

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A number of mosques, Hindu temples and many other places of worship such as Kampong Kapor Methodist Church, Foochow Methodist Church, Angullia Mosque, Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Jalan Mosque, Sri Vadapathira Kailamman Temple and the Central Sikh Gurdwara, Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Buddhist Sakyamuni Buddha Gaya Temple (features a high tower or gopuram), Leong San See Temple and Abdul Gafoor mosque (features Renaissance and Arabian style architecture) can be located within the area.

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