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Tiong Bahru Estate

Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore, Singapore
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Ranked #98 of 338 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Architectural Buildings
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We come to Singapore few times a year and always look for something to see and do. We have finally visited this 1930's estate. It is an easy walk from MRT station Tiong Bahru. We followed the Heritage trail which has many points of interest and also helpful boards where you can learn about the history of this place. There... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We are always looking for something different to do in Singapore so when we read about the tiong bahru heritage trail we decided to visit. We caught the MRT to Tiong bahru and walked from there . It is a really interesting area with great history and architecture. Plus there are some great coffee shops and resteraunts. ALS a few... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you are the least bit interested in architecture and history, do explore this Art Deco area of Singapore. We stayed nearby at the Wangz Hotel, and a terrific booklet - Tiong Bahru Heritage Trail - was at the reception. We were entranced and fascinated by this area, and might have missed it had we not stayed nearby! You can... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Staying at the Nostalgia hotel we were right next to the Tiong Bahru estate. Its an art deco housing estate from the 1930's, where rumour has it, Singapore business men housed their mistresses. Today its full of little coffee shops and great restaurants and despite going through a decline in past years is now an in place to live. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Watch out for the Heritage Trail notices as you go round the estate, they do give lots of information. Building started in the 1930s and resumed after the war in a very similar style, however later buildings can be identified by green space around them. For the Chinese, living conditions were dreadful until the 1960s, this was an early attempt... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Really enjoyed a gentle stroll round this place... interesting Heritage Trail signage which helps you appreciate the sculpture (is it a swan, is it a girl?), some really cool architecture and trendy eateries .... had some good Soon Kuey at the Hawker Centre - large colourful market - beautifully fresh fish .... if only I lived closer by.....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This place still maintains it's old world charm but with more and more restaurants, it's getting more crowded and expensive. Try the hawker stalls at the main building which is rather hidden. The food stalls are on level two and not visible from the street level. Food at the hawker centre is cheap and good. Follow the queue! Look out... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This used to a sleepy, rather quiet area of Singapore with one notable element - good food. And although the area has become gentrified to a certain degree, it is still home to a fantastic wet market and food court (above the market), as well as new and hip eateries like Flock, PS Cafe and 40 Hands. Do take the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Head for the Tiong bahru market, ( 30 seng poh road, Singapore 168898) which is a 10 min walk from Tiong Bahru MRT exit A . Turn right and walk along tiong bahru road until you see seng poh road on your right.Best to ask for directions from passers by as it's hard to navigate for first timers. Visit the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I have visited numerous wet markets here in Singapore and this one is by far one of my favorites. It tends to have a much cleaner feel, I never feel overly crowded no matter how many people are there, and the pricing is better than some of the other wet markets. Plus, there is the added benefit of being in... More

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