"Where on Earth is Serangoon?" Serangoon by Rachelynn

Serangoon Travel Guide: 52 reviews and 114 photos

Little India

Serangoon is located on the north east area of Singapore. The famous 'Little Indian" is right in Serangoon.

Old "Kampong" houses, villages, rubber plantations and other agricultural activities made up Serangoon in the 1960s.

Back then, a lot of Chinese lived in Serangoon and there were only a handful Malays and Hindus. These fore-fathers of Singapore were usually self-sufficient, they got on with life by growing their own crops, fruit trees and animals were domesticated. Durian (Yum!), coconut and other fruit trees were grown and sold by them.

Life was very simple then. No busy roads, no fairylights during Deepavali and no major shopping at 3am in the morning. What a stark contrast to the modern Serangoon of today.

Serangoon is a fairly large area i would say. Little India is at this part of Serangoon where a lot of Indian workers called "their little home" on weekends, and this part is usually visited by tourist. During Deepavali, the Festival of Lights (which happens usually around Nov/Dec), Little India is practically flooded with people, buying goodies for the new year and busy snapping pictures of Serangoon with the twinkling of the festive lights.

Upper Serangoon

Another part is Upper Serangoon which carry different characteristics from the former - the new Serangoon MRT Station, a new Braddell Height Community Club, the famous 707 durian stall, the forever crowded Chomp Chomp Food Centre @ Serangoon garden, launch of several new & chic private condominiums and of course...my house is just 5 bus stops away from the Serangoon Station.

I love this part of Serangoon as it offers everything i could ask for, good food, good company and transport convenience. There are a lot of value-for-money food outlets around, my parents and close friends are staying at this area, and the north-east line will take me only 10 mins to Chinatown. What more could i ask for.....

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  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2005 at 5:02 AM

    Very good information on Serangoon! Did you visit the place recently before Deepavali?

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2005 at 1:44 AM

    Laddu sounds very tasty! Interesting tips Lynn & great photos. I would love to make it to Singapore one day. Lovely page, thanks (~_~)

  • mansionion's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2004 at 6:59 AM

    Good write up on your place of stay here, would be better if there's some photo. -m-

  • enzhu's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2004 at 11:19 PM

    Lynn, I like your page for Serangoon. It's so informative that I got to know so many about Serangoon. Is it Deepavali now? Do you have any photos? I'm looking forward to it!!!

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