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Address: Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore, Singapore

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Nostalgic Feel of Singapore in the 60s

This is an old housing estate in Singapore. It has many old 4 story buildings spread out across the estate, some with eateries and shops on the ground floor. Most of the old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is an old housing estate in Singapore. It has many old 4 story buildings spread out across the estate, some with eateries and shops on the ground floor. Most of the old stores here have been replaced by fancy eateries and hipster shops, adding to the trendy vibe of the neighborhood. You can find quite a few cafes, restaurants... More 

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Texel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

was a forgotten place in the city b4 the public flats were privatized in 2000s. now it's filled with restaurants , cafes. fav: wanton egg noodles on 2nd floor of the hawker centre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Sometimes some things are hard to forget .. true Singapore is a young country but this is where it all begins.. someday 100-500 years later... this place will be historic or will be something else.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The architecture and street life are so interesting in Tiong Baru. Lots of cool boutiques and shops but caters mostly to the local hipster crowd. The Tion Baru Hawker Center is amazing. For dessert try an Ice Kachang

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

เป็นสถานที่ hipster ของสิงคโปร์คล้ายๆอารีบ้านเรา มีร้านอาหารคาเฟ่เก๋ๆ(แต่อร่อย)หลายร้าน มีร้านขายเสื้อผ้าและแฟชั่น handmade เท่ๆอยู่ การเดินทางถ้าไปโดย MRT จะเดินไกล ประมาณ 20นาที แนะนำให้ไปโดยรถเมล์ดีกว่า แนะนำให้ไปถ้าชอบดื่มกาแฟและทานขนมอร่อยๆ A hipster place in Singapore! Good cafes and restaurant around the estates. Pretty hard to get to if you take MRT, better go by bus.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Used to be all housing estate. Many elderly lived there. There's great coffee shops and just all the good food from the past. Now there's tall condos and HDB. Its turning into hipstervale. Cafes and bakery keep turning up in that are replacing the old good food

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Tiong Bahru Estate houses the oldest HDB flats in Singapore but its vibe remains vibrant, appealing to all the young teenagers as well with the addition of 'hipster' cafes and bars over the past years. These modern cafes and bars there tied in with the Old HDB estates makes for an interesting twist. Flock Cafe was one of my personal... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Fun to visit just for the restaurants and shops that are sprouting up in the neighborhood, Tiong Bahru is an impressive example of modern architecture and urban design developed by Singapore's housing authority in the 1930's. The town center is a sleek, interesting design with a large open-air market on the ground floor, hawker stalls and eating areas on the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This area contains the oldest HDB flats in Singapore but is now developing into one of the coolest areas in the city with an interesting variety of bars and restaurants. Worth getting off the MRT for a look around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If you're looking for something beyond the usual hawker stalls and posh restaurants in the Marina Bay area, Tiong Bahru would be a great area to visit to check out quaint cafes and hip restaurants.

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Tiong Bahru
Home to both local families and transient expats, Tiong Bahru is a fascinating mix of tradition and youthful creativity. Its status as a conservation area ensures that this little hub has charm and heritage on display at every corner, while the 1930s art deco architecture provides a glimpse of days gone by. Stock up on fresh tropical fruits at the wet market, browse high quality literature and children’s books, shop for interesting gifts and local fashion, or munch on bargain-priced hawker food as the aroma of frying noodles and fresh-brewed coffee wafts through the air. Cap your day with a massage and a latte, a glass of wine, or a pain au chocolat from one of the many busy bakeries. An afternoon in this vibrant and beautiful neighborhood is not to be missed.
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