Part wet market, part food centre and part shopping mall, Tekka Centre is a place where several ethnic communities converge to create a multicultural shopping fiesta. Established in 1915, Tekka Centre moved to its current location in 1982 and is a landmark in Little India.
Previously known as Kandang Kerbau, the centre is used by Chinese vendors, Indian stall owners and Malay retailers, and sells everything from casual clothing, hardware tools and religious paraphernalia, to traditional Indian fashion and watches. It has several tailors specialising in clothing alteration, and also popular food offerings.
Tekka Centre is easily accessible by the Little India MRT station, and the bottom floor of the Tekka Centre has both South and North Indian food, Chinese dishes and Malay cuisine. Its wet market downstairs sells fresh seafood, fruits, and vegetables that have been flown in from Sri Lanka and India.