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Telok Ayer Street

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Historic District

Tekor Ayer in Malay means "bay water" because Telok Ayer Street was the coastal road along the bay. Today it is part of the historic district, which is located in Singapore's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2015
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a pleasant environment with lots of cuisine choices. Most places had a good menu with reasonable prices. A huge structure covered the entire street provide escape from the heat and any rain. A had a good look around and decided where I wanted to eat but couldn't get served at 2 locations. Both had signs to say wait... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Tekor Ayer in Malay means "bay water" because Telok Ayer Street was the coastal road along the bay. Today it is part of the historic district, which is located in Singapore's Chinatown within the Central Business District. There are many interesting shop houses in this area which have been restored to their original appearance. Also some nice eateries.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

The building exterior remain unchanged but are converted to restaurants, bars, offices and all. This is how Singapore looked like in the past, without the rats and smelly streets.

Thank JimmyNg168
Wallasey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

The Market, serves pretty much every kind of food you could want. All Asian food styles, as well as a few Western Options. Dishes are prices between $2 and $15, and you can mix and match from all over the market.

Thank Chris H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

One of the joys of Singapore is eating out, especially at the small local markets and eateries. One of the best is Telok Ayer, located in the heart of the financial district in a lovely renovated Victorian Octangular building. The food range is wonderful at a fraction of the cost of western type eateries. Why pay 4-5 SGD for a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This hexagonal Hooker Market is amazing. A world of fast food, under cover. I paid £3.50 for Thai dishes cooked in front of me, and the nice Tiger Beer ladies supplied the drinks. An amazing night out for just over £10 in the center of Singapore!

Thank maw747
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

An interesting, varied Street not far from Chinatown. A number of eating options and bars. Worth a visit.

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

I like visiting Telok Ayer street at lunchtime to escape the crowds in Raffles Place or around the MBFC. The restaurants and cafes are pretty average on the whole, but the old shophouses are attractive and it's good to get away from the tall buildings of the CBD proper for a bit.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a nice area to walk around and has a nice rest / park area called 'Telok Ayer Green' where there are some nice sculptures and history boards for the area, water features, and some park benches to sit and rest on. A nice mix of old colonial and modern buildings gives it a good feel and makes for... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Went by Telok Ayer Street - the area has been nicely done up with lots of new eating houses, restaurants and pubs. Love the quiet charm coupled with the architecture reminiscent of olden Singapore, as it serves the moden city folk today. Headed out for drinks with friends nearby but swore to return and spend more time here

Thank Mal D

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