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Tiong Bahru Estate

Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore, Singapore
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Ranked #111 of 331 attractions in Singapore
Type: Architectural Buildings
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Relaxing bar with a good live band. Staff are friendly and smiley. Chili Crab Dip with Buns was awesome. Bernard, the owner, came over and chatted for awhile and introduced me to some of the regulars there, friendly bunch, drank and chatted till closing time. Will be back.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Get there early or have trouble parking, but it is worth the wait. A regular Saturday morning event for ourselves and two children. Lots of very good and clean food and drink stalls and plenty of bargains at the wet and dry market at level one. Also entertainment from the wheelchair singing man who our kids love. Our favourite stall... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

I don't think there are other markets in Singapore which can compare with this Tiong bahru one, 1st level selling all kinds of seafood, meat, and vegetables;2 nd level is the hawker center, you can know how living in SG feels like totally! Nearby, there are other shops and restaurants where you can explore. I will visit here again.

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