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Albert Court Village
180 Albert St.
On the edge of Little India, encircling a courtyard of restored shophouses and featuring several restaurants serving local and international fare. Rooms from around $130.
ParkRoyal Beach Road
7500A Beach Rd.
A solid four-star hotel near the shops, restaurants and cafes of the Arab Street neighborhood. Rooms from about $180.
6 Upper Dickson Rd.
North and south Indian dishes cooked to the spiciness level you desire in the heart of Little India. Smallish, almost mezze-like entrees from around $6.
15 Jalan Pisang
A smorgasbord of delicious Malay food in the Arab Street neighborhood. Meals around $5 to $10, depending on how much you load up your plate at the buffet.
Haw Par Villa
262 Pasir Panjang Rd.
Kitschy and charmingly decrepit Chinese mythology-themed sculpture garden a short walk from the Haw Par Villa MRT (subway) station. Daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free.
145 Syed Alwi Rd.
A 24-hour retail extravaganza stretching two city blocks in Little India. Clothing, electronics, groceries and anything else you can think of.