Little India Captured in Black and White

Singapore's Little India is a popular tourist attraction. As the name implies, Little India used to be an enclave that has predominant Tamil cultural elements. Read on after the jump to see it in black and white!

Little India, like Chinatown, was originally a division of colonial Singapore where Tamil immigrants would reside under the British policy of ethnic segregation. Although this is no longer the case in modern Singapore, there exists a lot of authentic Tamil/Indian grocers, restaurants, general stores, and gold smith shops.

A traditional Indian restaurant where the chef is serving up Roti Prata (a type of Indian fried flour-based pancake).

Due to the large number of foreign workers from the India sub continent, Little India is also a popular hangout place for these foreign workers during their off days. Here, they can feel closer to home. Telcos also take this opportunity to market prepaid phone cards to these foreign workers so that they can stay in touch with their loved ones back home.

Budget drinks to quench one’s thirst and there are various service providers such as this makeshift roadside tailor.
Little India also has numerous backpackers’ inns for budget travelers.

Another proof that film is not dead. A photolab located in the heart of Little India!

Environmentally-friendly way of drying one’s laundry!

If you have a chance to visit Singapore, Little India is a must go as you are likely to get nice lomographs!

Source: Wikipedia

written by coolsigg on 2012-04-20 in #world #locations #singapore #foreign-worker #little-india #select-type-of-location #street-photography #black-white #local-flavor

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