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Telok Ayer Street

Address: Singapore, Singapore (Downtown Core)
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Ranked #206 of 279 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Owner description: This is Singapore's historic original waterfront zone.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Owner description: This is Singapore's historic original waterfront zone.
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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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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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

A relatively ordinary back street downtown. "A bit more character" than Shenton Way and similar roads.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

Not really worth it. Best to spend time at Chinatown or at Perankan place if the interest is in old shophouses.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

A lot of local delights. Many choices and stalls which still offer traditional delights.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2005

Interesting area of old buildings that is worth walking around for local flavor. I found a guide map for tourists from the government that gave some detail about particular buildings.

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