PENANG Trading Centre For The Indian Community-
Little India is a designated area for Indian retailers within
the core zone of
city. The place is located within the
surrounding roads of Lebuh Pasar, Lebuh Queen, Lebuh King and Lebuh
Penang. The trading centre is also near to Weld Quay seafront region
Georgetown. Indian religious merchandises, fashion,
trinkets, spicy cuisine, exotic spices, musical and various
foodstuff can be bought from here. The heritage
Sri Mahamariamman Hindu Temple is located
nearby at Lebuh Queen.
||Little India in Penang takes on a festive atmosphere every year when
the place is crowded with shoppers in preparations for Deepavali
DEEPAVALI festival is celebrated by all the Hindus and
Sikhs in Malaysia, and oil lamps are lighted in the homes to signify
victory over the evils according to Hindu belief.
Indian shoppers can be seen picking out the latest designs of the
year, such as the Anarkali suit, Mankatha and sequined sarees,
netted Punjabi suits and kurti tops with matching legging pants for
ladies. Kurta tops and sherwanis are more popular among the men.
During the festive period the road will be congested with many
temporary roadside stalls and may be rather difficult to walk
This is a microcosm reflecting the Indian community's way of life
and taste. The most convenient place to see the business culture of
the Indian race, so fascinating. Visitors can either walk freely
around the market place or take a leisure ride on the heritage trishaw
and shooting interesting scenes around Little India.