Acrylic Fridge Magnet souvenir from Singapore, Little India
Nestled between Selegie Road and Lavender Street, Little India is the center of Singapore's Indian community. Little India (one of the most well-known places in Singapore) is full of cultural colors and traditional atmosphere that serves as a treat for all five senses. The place is full of temples, mosques, and other historical monuments that date back to early 1840's. It's hard to ignore this community once you are in the neighborhood. The distinctive cultural surroundings and glorious historical monuments need to be commemorated, Acrylic fridge magnets serve as a sophisticated souvenir of the city.
Interesting Facts about Little India
Most streets in the city are named after people who once dwelled there, such as Dunlop Street and Clive Street have the names of some European families, who inhabit the area in the early 1840's. Buffalo Road and Kerbau Road are the two other famous roads that were named after their dwellers in late 1840's. An Indian family, the Anguilla family, built a most famous landmark in Little India, during 1890: The Anguilla mosque.
History of Little India
Little India is dwelled by Indians, who were born and bred there, and Indians who migrated from India in order to reunite with their relatives or find better opportunities of work. In 1840's, Little India became a home for Europeans who came in for business, in that era cattle trading was the most popular in the city because of the Serangoon River that provided water for the animals. Later, in 1941, many Indian families moved back to India as the Japanese invasion began to dawn. The families, that were left behind, suffered homelessness and starvation. Little India grew into a commune of Indians once again, after British returned in 1945.