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Address: Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore, Singapore
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New meets old

We wanted to see old Singapore. However at Tiong Bahru we got old and very new. The very new blocks of 30 and 40 storeys were only opened at the beginning of this year and are all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We wanted to see old Singapore. However at Tiong Bahru we got old and very new. The very new blocks of 30 and 40 storeys were only opened at the beginning of this year and are all clinically clean and starkly modern. Opposite these flats were the two storey sparkling white Art Deco buildings with shutters we had come to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The 4 story flats from the 60s era are iconic. not many left. The nearby hawker center has plenty of good food too, just avoid Mondays.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

When I was young, I stayed at Jalan Membina, a short distance walk to Tiong Bahru Estate. When our flat was demolished, we moved to Jalan Bukit Merah and our block of flat was overlooking the Tiong Bahru Estate. I remember during those days in the 70s, my father used to bring us to watch Chinese movies at King's Theater... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Nice art deco buildings and lots of coffee shops and restaurants in this old area of Singapore. A great place to relax.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Tiong Bahru gainedits name by some interesting historical processes and there are now about three reasonable explanations as to how it came about. What is certain is that this is no graveyard (old or new) today. Instead there is quite a unique mix of old school local and trendy foody establishments. I love the fact that the market still houses... More 

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

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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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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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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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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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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