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Tiong Bahru Estate

Tiong Bahru
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Address: Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore, Singapore

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A food lover's haven!

This place holds one of the hawkers' areas in SG! If you want to explore SG delicacies and other authentic dishes, you may visit this place for reasonably-priced food! Hygienic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2014
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New York City, New York
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112 reviews 112 reviews
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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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Makati CIty
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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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Pasig, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This place holds one of the hawkers' areas in SG! If you want to explore SG delicacies and other authentic dishes, you may visit this place for reasonably-priced food! Hygienic and safe for travelers and locals alike. Food hub, it is! :)

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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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Western Australia
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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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New York, NY
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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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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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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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Wrexham, UK
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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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.