A Modern Marvel in the Heart of Heritage and Culture

Situated at the gateway to Little India, Tekka Place fuses rich heritage with contemporary living. A sprawling combination of accommodation, retail shops, restaurants, as well as event and performance spaces; Tekka Place is a hub for travellers, families and patrons to shop, dine, live and play in comfort as they explore the bustling streets of one of Singapore’s most historic and culturally vibrant areas. Surrounded by Singapore heritage sites, Tekka Place is sure to provide fascinating discoveries and selections for everyone. 

A Global Gastronomic and Retail Experience

Catering to the diverse communities in the area, Tekka Place’s main block features an eclectic mix of 80 curated retail outlets for shoppers to indulge in retail therapy. Meanwhile, foodies enjoy a selection of restaurants, themed cafes, gastrobars and a food hall, bringing a range of international cuisines and signature local flavours to delight hungry taste buds. For tourists, convenience comes in the form of the Citadines Rochor Singapore Hotel, which sits right above the mall to make your visit feel more like home.

Bringing Cultural Experiences to You

Embracing the unique culture and rich heritage of the surrounding area, Tekka Place’s Annex Block features a Rooftop Pavilion and Sky Terrace with a calendar of exciting year-round activities. Collaborating with heritage organisations and local communities, it is the place to be for visitors to become closer to the area’s ethnic culture and immerse themselves in Singapore’s rising art and performance scene.

Go Anywhere, Easily

Tekka Place is easily accessible via major expressways as well as the Downtown and North- East MRT lines. When you’re done discovering what the ethnic district of Little India has to offer, take off to explore popular attractions like the Bugis district or Orchard Road with just a few trains stops or a minute’s drive.

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