Where to find Singapore Street Art in Little India

Last Updated on 27 January, 2022

Little India is popular with visitors to Singapore who can’t get enough of how ‘un-Singaporean’ this Indian heritage district is – Singapore’s legendary orderliness and neat grids of tall buildings give way to a more hodgepodge, bustling and colourful area of low shophouses and the perpetual scent of spices, flowers and delicious food scents in the air. In recent years, Little India has also become a prime area for murals and street art in Singapore. I’ve put together this detailed guide on where to find all the street art in Little India as you visit its popular attractions.

Updated for Artwalk Little India 2022

The surge in the number of works is largely thanks to the emergence of ArtWalk Little India, an annual arts festival that embeds artworks that reflect the heritage and culture of this colourful neighbourhood.

Pin it: Where to find street art in Little India

Little India is a fairly large neighbourhood that you can spend a fair amount of time walking around in. I’ve split this guide into 4 areas around major landmarks so you can see the sights while taking in the street art.

  • Around Tekka Centre (red markers)
  • Around Indian Heritage Centre (yellow markers)
  • Around Mustafa Centre (green markers)
  • Jalan Besar (purple markers)

Check out Singapore Street Art on Instagram for more places in Singapore to discover awesome street art or my embedded Google Map below. You can also check out my Singapore Street art guides for Kampong Glam, Chinatown, Bras Basah-Bugis or heartland areas like Jurong West, Tanjong Katong and Ang Mo Kio for more street art, or see my full line up of street art guides from Asia and around the world.


Around Tekka Centre

Tekka Centre has a pretty awesome hawker centre and wet market that has some cheap and good local street food – I suggest stopping by Tekka Centre to grab some lunch or take a drink

  • Race Course Road – Eunice Lim
  • Chander Road – Jaxton Su, Nadiah Alsagoff
  • Belilios Lane – Psyfool, Yip Yew Chong, Boon
  • Buffalo Road – Ts1 and Haha

Race Course Road

On the side of shophouses right behind the Little India MRT Station Exit E, near the junction with Kerbau Road

Singapore Street Art - Little India Race Course Road Cattleland2
Cattleland 2 is pretty bright and cheery!

Cattleland 2 is by artist Eunice Lim created for ArtWalk Little India 2017. The work is a tribute both to the name of the nearby Kerbau (that’s a Malay word for Buffalo) Road and the reverence that Hindus place upon cattle, look closely at the traditional Indian patterns on the cattle.

This work is actually the second mural that Eunice has created for Artwalk Little India – the first piece could actually be found on the wall next to it back in 2015. I personally liked the first work but sadly it was removed the following year and the wall remains blank

Singapore Street Art - Eunice Lim Cattleland
The original Cattleland by night taken in 2015 – it’s a huge piece that apparently the artist drew freehand with just a grid to guide her!

In the alleyway between Shophouse 48 and 50 along Race Course Road that connects to Chander Road (closer to Race Course Road

Singapore Street Art - Little India Race Course Road Ride Pano
A Ride Through Race Course Road – a community mural by Jaxton Su Jingxiang

This 20m long mural is called A Ride Through Race Course Road, showing a racehorse galloping through a crowded traditional Indian street market. It’s a visual story that tells you how this road got its name – from the nearby Farrer Park area that used to be a horse racing track. This community mural was painted by Jaxton Su with the help of migrant workers and students.

Singapore Street Art - Little India Race Course Road Ride High
Don’t forget to look up!

Chander Road

In the alleyway between Shophouse 48 and 50 along Race Course Road that connects to Chander Road (closer to Chander Road)

Singapore Street Art - Little India Jasmine
Madame Mogra, Jasmine of the City by Nadiah Alsagoff

This large climbing Jasmine is another Artwalk Little India 2017 work called Madam Mogra, Jasmine of the City by Nadiah Alsagoff, a tribute to the sacrifices of migrant workers who come to Singapore to work for higher wages. The Jasmine represents their longing, growth and determination for their families back home.

My favourite part of the work is around the back where you’ll see a rather lifelike squatting worker in construction clothing tending to the Jasmine plant (Update: as of 2021, the wall with the worker has since become empty and only the flowers are left). You’ll notice that this is quite a busy alley despite being quite well hidden as lots of people and workers take their smoke breaks here, and there are lots of motorcycles parked here on the weekends.

Singapore Street Art - Little India Jasmine Worker
You won’t see this bit from Chander road as it is hidden by the bend of the wall – it has also since been removed in 2021
Singapore Street Art - Little India Jasmine Pano
It’s quite a longish artwork and a very tight alleyway
Singapore Street Art - Little India Jasmine Flower
Closer look at the flowers

Blk 668 Chander Road, Level 1 low wall at dropoff point

Don’t miss out on these cute little windows that mimic the colour scheme of the Tan Teng Niah House by Jaxton Su. Each of these windows shows a scene or scenario that you can find here in Little India. My favourite is probably the tabby cat just wandering by one of the windows. You can find them at the dropoff point of Blk 668 Chander Road, right where the open-air gantry carpark is located.

This mural consists of a colourful stretch of windows each with a different object within, including a lit candle, pigeon, man pouring tea and a cow
Colours of Little India by Jaxton Su (2016)
Low wall with mural of colourful windows side by side, each with an object from Little India peeking through
From the right: jars of Kacang puteh, Indian classical dancer, jars of spices and the cow

Belilios Lane

An alleyway leading behind the shophouses off Belilios Lane

Singapore Street Art - Little India Psyfool
Traditional Trades of Little India by Psyfool

Head over to busy Belilios Lane and it’s hard to miss this very large piece by Psyfool called Traditional Trades of Little India which features various Indian tradesmen that can be found in this area. There is the parrot astrologer who uses a parrot to pick fortunes, a garland maker who makes these fragrant flower chains, Kacang Puteh man who sells the street snacks, and of course the dhobis – washermen and women for which the Dhoby Ghaut area was named for!

20 Kerbau Road, Village Curry – next to the Trades artwork

Right across the road from the Trades of Little India work is a piece that might go unnoticed on the side of the wall of Village Curry. This mural is by Yip Yew Chong whose heritage works can also be found in Chinatown. This piece showcases traditional curry and prata making, as well as old school cattle farming, and even a tiny Taj Mahal window view that you can enjoy while you eat.

Singapore Street Art YipYC Village Curry
Village Curry by Yip Yew Chong

22 Belilios Lane, alleyway behind Aqueen Heritage Hotel

Around the corner from the Traditional Trades work is this massive wall of three peacocks by Boon aka BAKED for ArtWalk Little India 2020 titled Mayura (Sanskrit for Peacock – they appear a lot in Hindu stories as a representation of time). I love the sheer scale of these peacocks parading down the alleyway but it is also nigh impossible to get a good shot of all three of them at a go.

Singapore Street Art Boon Mayura Peacocks Pink
Mayura by Boon – this is from the Belilios Road end.
Singapore Street Art Boon Mayura Peacocks Green
If you are walking over from Traditional Trades and Village Curry (behind me in this shot), you’ll see the green peacock first

Buffalo Road

6 pillars of Tekka Centre on ground level facing Buffalo Road

Singapore Street Art - Little India Tekka All
Cricket and Classical by Ts1 and Haha

Head over to the famous Tekka Centre and look for the entrance to the carpark along Buffalo Road – that’s where you will spot these lovely collaboration works by Singapore’s TraseOne and Australia’s Haha aka Regan Tamanui is celebration of SG50 for a project called 50 Bridges in May 2015 titled Cricket and Classical – both Indians and Aussies are huge cricket fans. I liked the Indian dancers and how they really bring out the colour and flavour of the Indian culture. Haha covered the Cricket works while TraseOne did the Indian dancers.

Singapore Street Art - Haha Cricket 2
Close up of Haha’s work – he’s famous for his stencils
Singapore Street Art - TraseOne Classical 3
This Classical Indian dancer is quite beautiful – this colourful cloud background is a signature of Trase’s works in this particular period
Singapore Street Art - Haha Cricket 3
Notice the birds in his art? Those are a nod to Australia as they are Aussie birds
Singapore Street Art - TraseOne Classical 1
I’m digging the vibrant colours in the background
Singapore Street Art - Haha Cricket 1
Cricket is a popular game to the Indian community, as well as the Australian one
Singapore Street Art - TraseOne Classical 2
I love the subtle bird shape in this background


Around Indian Heritage Centre

The Indian Heritage Centre is a super modern and funky looking building with sharp edges and reflective surfaces, quite a large contrast to the weathered shophouses surrounding it. A very informative and interactive museum worth checking out if you want to learn more about the Indian diaspora in this part of the world. Also, it’s a great place to cool off in if the weather gets too hot outside.

  • Tekka Place Khairulddin Wahab, Jezlyn, Dem
  • Upper Dickson Road – Jaba, Priyageetha
  • Clive Street – Song, Ts1, Ceno2, Khairulddin Wahab
  • Dickson Road – Dyn
  • Perak Road – Ernest Zacharevic
  • Dunlop StreetMithra, Shah Rizzal (NEW)

Tekka Place

2 Serangoon Road, interior of main building level 1 (near escalators / Clive Street)

Singapore Street Art Little India Tekka Place Khai Travellers
Travellers by Khairulddin

This mural for ArtWalk Little India 2020 is located inside Tekka Place but the colours are quite vibrant and striking. Titled ‘Travellers‘, this mural uses lots of nature motifs and the colours and design bring to mind Indian textiles, or perhaps even something akin to batik. Khairulddin is a pretty accomplished artist and his work has a lot to do with Southeast Asian history and culture, though this looks quite different from his usual art style.

exterior of annex building (facing Sungei Road)

Singapore Street Art Little India Tekka Place Jezlyn Circles
Circles by Jezlyn Tan

There is another work on the exterior of the Annex building of Tekka Place called Circles that also was installed in Artwalk Little India 2020, which is actually not a painted mural but lots of colourful metal circles layered and positioned along a curved wall. It’s supposed to reflect the energy and vibrancy of the district, though it makes me think about the sheer crowds this place sees on weekends if anything.

exterior of main building (junction of Hastings Road and Clive Street)

Singapore Street Art Little India Tekka Place Dem Ferryman
Existence by Dem

This work by Dem was commissioned by the Chinese channel iQiyi to promote their show The Ferryman: Legends of Nanyang – the other two locations are in Chinatown and Joo Chiat. The three faces are the actors from the drama in their characters: Lawrence Wong, Qi Yuwu and Jeanette Aw. It’s pretty colourful overall which according to the description is supposed to pay tribute to the colours of the Indian saree.

Upper Dickson Road

68 Serangoon Road, at the junction with Upper Dickson Road

Singapore Street Art - Little India Upper Dickson Jaba
Kathaka by Didier Mathieu aka Jaba – the name is a reference to a type of Indian dance. The next work is around the corner, in the alleyway just past this building

These Kathaka Indian dancers are not the easiest to photograph because of the location and pillars. You probably have seen Didier Mathieu aka Jaba‘s works if you’ve been to Kampong Glam – they are all over the side of Piedra Negra, although the style there is quite different from these works that he created for ArtWalk Little India 2017.

Singapore Street Art - Little India Upper Dickson Jaba Green
The artist was inspired by the colours and movements of Indian dancers

An alleyway just past Kathaka, near the junction of Serangoon Road and Upper Dickson Street

Singapore Street Art - Little India Upper Dickson Loops
Loops of the Precious by Priyageetha d/o Diayalan

Loops of the Precious is a little bit more hidden, but you can find it in a little alleyway just past the Didier work above. This was done for ArtWalk Little India 2016 by Priyageetha d/o Diayalan. It was inspired by the artist’s grandfather who was a goldsmith, another traditional trade popular among the Indian community found in this area.

Clive Street

20 Clive Street, diagonally across the road from the Indian Heritage Centre

Singapore Street Art Song Scent of Lights
A Scent of Lights by SONG

This colourful graffit-style piece called A Scent of Lights by local street artist SONG is meant to visually represent the hodgepodge of smells and sights you get in Little India, from burning incense and jasmine flowers, to glittery gold bangles and rainbow hued spices. It’s a bit more abstract but the longer you stare at it, the more you see familiar images pop up, and I love the brightness of this work – it was done for ArtWalk Little India 2019 which has a fragrance theme.

104 Dunlop Street, the cross junction of Dunlop Street and Clive Street, down the road from the Indian Heritage Centre

Singapore Street Art - Little India Clive Ts1
Alive @ Clive by TraseOne aka TS1

TraseOne’s work for ArtWalk Little India 2017 Alive @ Clive is this large colourful piece of an Indian dancer right in the middle of what feels like Little India’s busiest junction. I think it definitely captures the vibrancy of the area and is really eye catching! You’ll notice the colours and style are similar to his Cricket and Classical work along Buffalo Road done 2 years prior.

102 Dunlop Street – directly opposite Trase’s work

Singapore Street Art Little India Dunlop Street Old Lady
As of late 2021, this is what’s up at the Dunlop Street junction. I’m assuming it’s Ceno2 but there’s no tag to confirm
Singapore Street Art Little India Singapura Club Ceno
Here’s what it used to look like whenCeno2 created this piece for The Singapura Club when it opened here in 2019

48 Upper Dickson Road – next to Trase’s work

Singapore Street Art Little India Khairruldin Warp Weft
Warp & Weft by Khairulddin Wahab (2021)

This colourful work by Khai for Artwalk Little India 2021 has many typical Indian cultural activities. Not easy to get a shot of this during the day because this is such a high-traffic and narrow junction. It’s right next to Trase’s work and across the road from Ceno’s.

Dickson Road

The green space along Dickson Road between Clive Street and Perak Road

Singapore Street Art - Little India Dunlop Dyn
I Am Still Here by Dyn

Further down from the Upper Dickson murals, you should come across this open green space. At the time I saw it in mid 2017, there were lovely colourful buffalo statues all around this mini park and lots of people were just sitting around and enjoying the art. On the shophouse wall facing this green space is this mural by an artist called Dyn called I Am Still Here which is meant to put a face to a place that continue to hold on to traditions even in the face of modernism. She looks a little like she’s peeking out from behind those trees.

Perak Road

12 Perak Road, Perak Hotel behind the Verge at the junction with Mayo Street

Singapore Street Art - Perak Hotel Money Boy
Giving you an idea how high up the artwork is

Most of Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic’s works in Singapore are found in Kampong Glam, but you can find one of his earlier works from 2012 here at Perak Hotel – a cheeky little boy with a hundred dollar bill on a fishing line. If you have a chance to go inside the Perak Hotel, you might also be able to spot some of his other works that you can’t see from outside – check out this photo album for more.

Singapore Street Art - Perak Hotel Money Boy Close up
view from below so you can see the detail

Dunlop Street [NEW]

50 Dunlop Street, at the junction with Perak Street

Singapore Street Art Dunlop Street Mithra
Vilakku bb by Mithra (2021)

This cheery mural by Mithra is her first outdoor mural and meant to bring light to our lives in the time of the pandemic. The lighting of the Indian oil lamp is meant to symbolise prosperity. I like the space theme, overall it’s a cute piece.

1 Dunlop Street, alleyway near junction with Jalan Besar

Windows by Shah Rizzal
Windows by Shah Rizzal (2022)

This newer work of Shah Rizzal‘s reminds me a little of the one he did on Desker Road but to a much smaller scale. This one is like shophouses on shophouses – the different types of windows are supposed to represent past and present styles, though I kinda like how the real window blends in with the rest.


Near Mustafa Centre

Break up your street art hunting by popping into the famous 24-hour Mustafa shopping centre, the perfect spot for insomniacs or anyone willing to dig a little for a good bargain as stuff here is a little cheaper than in other shopping malls in Singapore.

  • Rowell Road – Wan Xiang & Chand Chandramohan (NEW)
  • Desker Road – Shah Rizzal
  • Baboo Lane – Jaba
  • Hindoo Road – Izzad Radzali Shah, Zero
  • Veerasamy RoadSong
  • Serangoon RoadSKL0 + Bhajju
  • Syed Alwi RoadEunice, Slacsatu (NEW)

Rowell Road [NEW]

107 Rowell Road, Alleyway connecting Rowell Road and Desker Road, close to Jalan Besar

The Sun Beaming by Wan Xiang & Chand Chandramohan
The Sun Beaming by Wan Xiang & Chand Chandramohan (2022)

I’m a little sad about this mural mostly because it was painted over a personal favourite of mine (more on that in the ‘No Longer There’ section below), but The Sun Beaming pays tribute to the Hindu fortune telling by way of parrots and astrology cards which were once common sights in the area and how that’s evolved today to something a little more modern on the left.

Singapore Street Art - Little India Rowell Court
Cute mural in the void deck

There are a bunch of different murals located in the void deck of Blk 640 Rowell Road, where the Jalan Besar Rowell Court Resident’s Centre is, but this one by Kyerule is my favourite.

Desker Road

240 Serangoon Road, junction with Desker Road, next to Usman’s Restaurant

Singapore Street Art Little India Shah Rizzal Layers
Layers by Shah Rizzal (2018)

This quirky rendition of Little India called Layers by is also by Shah Rizzal for the 2018 edition of Artwalk Little India. It’s a bit different from his usual more graffiti style, but you can actually find all these buildings in this mural around Little India, so keep your eyes peeled. Note there are some dotted line silhouettes, room for more new things in future alongside the mishmash of the current day.

Baboo Lane

212 Serangoon Road, close to junction with Baboo Lane, side alley of A1 Fashion

I love this giant work by Jaba (who did Kathaka above) called Daily Delivery along Serangoon Road which is a look at the traditional tiffin business, where meals were delivered to people around the area in tiffins or stacked metal containers.

Singapore Street Art Little India Jaba Daily Delivery Complete
Daily Delivery by Jaba (2018)

Here’s a shot of the artist in action back in 2018 – I was pretty lucky to see him at work while on the media tour for ArtWalk Little India 2018.

Singapore Street Art Little India Jaba Daily Delivery
Jaba at work on his piece for ArtWalk Little India 2018

Hindoo Road

1 Hindoo Road, close to junction with Serangoon Road

Singapore Street Art Little India Izzad Razzali Festival
Festival by Izzad Radzali

This mural has lots of Little India elements in it, and I have to admit this kind of style isn’t my thing but it’s pretty bright and vibrant and fun.

11 Hindoo Road, close to junction with Serangoon Road, overlooking carpark

Singapore Street Art - Little India Hindoo Zero
Working Class Hero by Zero (2017)

This portrait in Working Class Hero is of an iconic Tamil film star called Rajinikanth in his heyday (he’s a bit older now) who is apparently a favourite of the working class folk and meant as a tribute by notable local street artist Zero to the migrant workers living in this area. This is yet another ArtWalk Little India 2017 work.

Veerasamy Road

2 Veerasamy Road, Alley on side of Tiny Island Productions

Singapore Street Art Little India Veersamy Song Weaving
Weaving Through Time by SONG

This is a really narrow alleyway so trying to take in this work from ground level or trying to get a decent picture is a bit difficult, but I love how detailed and beautiful this piece by Singaporean street artist SONG is. Weaving Through Time draws inspiration from the religious sculptures and architecture of Little India, but I love the way the graffiti style is incorporated into the piece.

Previously, this wall was home to a work called A Sailor’s Guide to Little India by A’shua Imran for ArtWalk Little India 2018, an imagined map that reflects the journeys of the people who first arrived in Little India that tells stories about their lives and encounters.

Singapore Street Art Little India Veerasamy Ashua Sailor
A Sailor’s Guide to Little India by A’shua Imran (2018)

Serangoon Road

2 Veerasamy Road, Alley on side of Tiny Island Productions

Singapore Street Art Little India Serangoon Road Skl0 Bhajju
Dancing in Unison by SKL0 and Bhajju Shyam (2021)

This massive work is hard to miss from afar as it covers the entire side of the 7-storey Broadway Hotel (though it’s against traffic flow so you won’t see it if you are driving down Serangoon Road). A collaboration between Indian artist Bhajju Shyam and Singapore’s Samantha Lo aka SKL0 for St+art India Foundation.

Fun fact: because of the pandemic, Bhajju couldn’t come here to paint so the collab was done over Zoom and executed by SKL0. The tree is largely influenced by Bhajju who is a pretty renowned Gond artist – that’s a type of tribal Indian art from the indigenous Gond Pradhan tribe which has a lot of nature motifs and this stippling style, while the animals are a bit more reminiscent of Sam’s work.

Syed Alwi Road [NEW]

130 Syed Alwi Road, Alleyway

Singapore Street Art Syed Alwi Road Eunice
Folding Dreams by Eunice Lim (2021)

Eunice has done several pieces for Artwalk Little India over the years, though in this one she’s moved away from cattle and moved on to paper birds. These cranes share a similar colour scheme and Indian patterns as those works, though this one was apparently inspired by the nearby Mustafa Shopping Centre.

72 Syed Alwi Road, facing grass patch

The Bird of Paradise by Slacsatu (2022)
The Bird of Paradise by Slacsatu (2022)

The Bird of Paradise is perhaps my favourite work of Slac’s for Artwalk Little India 2022. This particular alphabatik style is seen a lot in his Kampong Gelam works, but this is the first version of it here in Little India. If you look closely, you’ll notice actual bird of paradise flowers mixed in with the colourful swirls.


Jalan Besar

This hipster neighbourhood is where you’ll find backpacker hostels and fancy cafes amidst a somewhat industrial area. Not quite as busy as Kampong Glam but definitely where those in the know like to hang out.

Strictly speaking, I wouldn’t consider the Jalan Besar district a part of Little India, but it’s close enough to stroll over to and there aren’t any other notable street art works in Jalan Besar to talk about, so I thought I’d include them in this guide for now.

  • Plumer Road
  • Horne Road
  • Hamilton Road
  • Tyrwhitt Road

The first three murals were commissioned by Guinness to launch their new Foreign Extra Stout and created by Illustration Studio MadebyBen.

Fun fact: Ang Ji Gao is Hokkien (a Chinese dialect) for Red Tongue Dog, the local colloquial name for Guiness Stout here in Singapore because the local distributor called Blood Wolfe had a bottle label with a wolf’s head emblem (with a panting red tongue!)

The murals can be found in 3 different streets in Jalan Besar:

Singapore Street Art - Jalan Besar AJG Horne
66 Horne Road, right outside the Bravery Cafe, near the Jalan Besar Stadium
Singapore Street Art - Jalan Besar AJG Hamilton
Junction of Hamilton Road and Lavender Street – Shiok is the local slang for something that loosely means ‘awesome’ (it means more than that, it’s not a word easily translated)
Singapore Street Art - Jalan Besar AJG Plumer
Junction of Plumer Road and Jalan Besar

If you swing over to hipster coffee joint Chye Seng Huat Hardware along Tyrwhitt Road, you might notice these fun black and white murals by Mike Herabot, visual artist and the man behind that other hip coffee joint Botanist. Collectively titled “I dreamt of a life where all was how I imagined it to be”, this is an interconnected series of 6 murals.

Singapore Street Art Jalan Besar CSHH Herabot Pano
I dreamt of a life where all was how I imagined it to be by Mike Herabot for Chye Seng Huat Hardware

No Longer There

Remembering works that have since disappeared over time. That’s the beauty and tragedy about street art, you never know when it’s going to disappear!

Singapore Street Art Little India Jaba Future Reminiscence
Future Reminiscence by Jaba (2020)

For some reason, Artwalk Litle India has decided to paint over this wall along the pedestrian stretch between Rowell and Desker Road several times, which I personally think is a bit strange because there are SO MANY other empty walls available, because this meant several awesome works have since been lost, first being theTyke Witnes and Elmac works dating back to 2010, and then the Jaba piece from 2020.

Singapore Street Art Little India Jaba Future Reminiscence Elmac
Future Reminiscence by Jaba (2020). He kept the old Elmac work quite intact, including some of the signature lines around the piece
Light in Little India by Elmac
Light in Little India by Elmac (2010) for Singapore Night Festival 2010. This was one of the oldest surviving street art works in Singapore. While this portrait looks like a local Indian man, it’s actually based off a photograph of a person he met in Miami.
Singapore Street Art - Tyke Witnes Green
Green Goblins by Tyke Witnes AWR was painted at the same time as Elmac’s work, Jaba painted over this in 2020.
Singapore Street Art - Little India Rowell Alley
The building on which the works were on was previously the Post Museum, after that it was Broadcast HQ, UltraSuperNew Gallery, and now a hotpot restaurant
Singapore Street Art Little India Shah Rizzal Flavours Alley
Flavours by Shah Rizzal for ArtWalk Little India 2019 – you can see the Tyke Witnes and Elmac work just a bit further down, Meant to be a representation of spices and flavours found around the area, this work was removed recently
Singapore Street Art Little India Shah Rizzal Flavours
a better look at the work from the exercise area
Singapore Street Art - Mojoko Belilios Lane
Sensory Overload by Mojoko is meant to look like old Indian cinema posters – By the time I saw this in January 2016, it was already faded (below). The photo above was taken by Chris Chai who helped to install it and the colours were much more vivid, though there’s something quite charming about the faded version. It has since been removed.
Singapore Street Art Little India Speak Cryptic In The Clouds
In The Clouds by Speak Cryptic for ArtWalk Little India 2019. On the side of Park 22 Hotel at Kerbau Road, this mix of chrysanthemums, jasmines, orchids and marigolds are flowers found in the traditional garlands sold along Buffalo Road. You’ll often find these flowers interwoven into Indian women’s saris as well. Kinda sad this work was removed because it fit the bnw aesthetic of the building very well
Singapore Street Art Little India Kerbau Zero Diff Fusion
DIFF/FUSION by Zero for Artwalk Little India 2019. On the side of the building next to the colourful Tan Teng Niah House, this was inspired by the distinct smells of cumin, coriander and other popular spices used in the Indian culture that you scent in the air as you walk around the area. This work is no longer there.
Singapore Street Art - Bellwethers Boy Wolf
640 Rowell Road at the junction of Veerasamy Road and Hindoo Road – The work is signed fd’13 (at least I think it is) but I have no clue who that is

Singapore Street Art - Bellwethers Fairytale
Sadly, these works were getting painted over last I saw (Nov 2014)
Singapore Street Art Little India Dickson Road Sobandwine
This untitled work was located behind Wanderlust Hotel along Dickson Road by Sobandwine (2018). Those flowers are Marigold flowers, and if they seem familiar, they are used copiously during Mexico’s Day of the Dead, something I found out from watching the movie Coco. The Hindus also use them a lot in their traditional rituals but marigolds have a lot of meaning ranging from despair to creativity to love depending on your culture
Singapore Street Art Little India Siyamala Bookstore Long
Book-a-Meeting by Eunice Lim was done for Artwalk Little India 2018 and was an artistic ‘extension’ of the 30-year old Siyamala bookstore in that 5-footway. The mural has an instruction to tell the man ‘Nalla’ – that man is the same person sitting at the corner and running the bookstore. Sadly as of early 2021 they renovated the building and the mural seems to be gone :(
Singapore Street Art Little India Siyamala Bookstore Owner
This is how the bookstore looks from the front, and a very nice owner :)
Singapore Street Art Little India Siyamala Bookstore Detail
A closer look at some of the fantasy like detail

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Check out Singapore Street Art on Instagram for more places in Singapore to discover awesome street art, or a global street art site that I contribute to called Street Art Cities.

If you are in Singapore, you can also check out my guides for the historic districts Kampong Glam, Bras Basah-Bugis district, Chinatown, Katong-Joo Chiat or head to the residential Jurong West or Ang Mo Kio for more street art. See my full line up of street art guides from Asia and around the world.

14 thoughts on “Where to find Singapore Street Art in Little India”

  1. I appreciate, cause I found just what I was looking for. You’ve ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

    1. The one by Eunice got whitewashed recently… the one by Haha and Ts1 I’m pretty sure was still up the last time I was there though! But then again these things can change pretty quickly!

  2. I’ve been to Little India several time and was only familiar with a handful of the street art there! Really helpful… how did you manage to discover them?

  3. Thanks for the info on this. I’ll try to make time to visit the next I make it to Singapore.

    I used to be one of those people very uneasy about street art – is it true art v vandalism? Then I saw the amazing displays of art work whilst in Melbourne and could really appreciate the high level of skill and creativity used by so many.

    1. You can look me up when you next come to Singapore and I’ll bring you around to check out the hot spots :)

      Well like all art, some of it is an eyesore, but the really good ones are awesome and jaw dropping! I like the way street art has an additional element that often uses or reflects the environment that it’s in, which is something you don’t always get from art hanging in galleries!

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