Timothy Tye
Tekka Market

Tekka Market (GPS: 1.30598, 103.85077) is a place to enjoy watching the street life in Little India. It is the name of a wet market that used to be located there. The name "Tekka" means "under the bamboo grove" in Hokkien (Taiji Romanisation: teik1 kha1 ). It refers to the bamboo grove that used to grow there.

Today the Tekka Market area has been rebuilt with working class shopping complexes. At the junction of Serangoon Road and Bukit Timah Road is Tekka Centre, which was previously the Kandang Kerbau Market. Today it still functions as a wet market downstairs. One floor up, you find stalls selling cloth, shoes, watches and other knick-knacks. It is a good place to look at how the locals shop.

Across the road from Tekka Centre is The Verge, until August 15, 2008 known as Tekka Mall. It occupies the site of the Kandang Kerbau Market, which was demolished in 1982. This is a six-storey shopping complex opened in 2003. It is the largest shopping mall in the Little India area, and houses a supermarket at the basement, a food court, a few fast food outlets and some stalls.

Getting there

The nearest MRT stations are the Bugis MRT Station (EW12) and Little India MRT Station (NE7).

Tekka Market is on the map of Serangoon road

List of the Shopping Malls in Singapore

 Latest pages according to Timothy Tye

 List of 529 sights in Singapore

 List of 187 streets in Singapore

Planning Areas of Singapore

"Planning Areas" are the de facto districts of Singapore. This map shows you all the planning areas of the island nation. Click on them to get to know each area.

Explore Singapore made easy with MRT

This comprehensive map of the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit shows you every station in the network, so that you can easily plan your journeys and change trains accordingly. As with the bus and LRT, you are charged a fare according to the distance travelled.

 Buy Your Long-Distance Bus Tickets Here!

If you are planning to travel Malaysia and Singapore by bus, you can now purchase your long-distance bus tickets directly from Bus Online Ticket, where you get to check the schedule as well as price of tickets from various bus companies.

About me

Thank you for visiting my website. I started it in 2003, and today it has over twenty thousand pages of information. My name is . You can call me Tim. I have been writing my website full time since 1 November 2007, and I am enjoying every moment of it. I write my website to satisfy my own curiosity, but I am glad if the information is useful to you.

As a Christian, I hope that through this website, I am able to deliver God's Good News to those who need it all over the world. If you wish to contact me, please submit the contact form. Thanks again, don't forget to follow me on Facebook!

Copyright © 2003-2018 Timothy Tye. All Rights Reserved.