Tiong Bahru Plaza
Tiong Bahru Plaza
3.5
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SOH KIEN PENG
By SOH KIEN PENG
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Oct 2023
This morning walked along Rail Corridor to New Creation Church to attend the Sunday service. After the service, took the free shuttle bus from Buona Vista MRT station Exit C to IKEA. Had my lunch at the IKEA Swedish restaurant and after lunch, wandered around the mall for a while before taking the free shuttle bus again to Tiong Bahru Plaza. Since moving to Queenstown, I only came to Tiong Bahru Plaza 3 or 4 times. One time to open an investment account at OCBC Bank while the other few occasions came here for dinner with my children. Queenstown is renowned for her many firsts in Singapore. The first National Library, the first polyclinic, the first HDB flats, the first Sports Stadium were all built here but till to date, none of the banks is willing to be the first to open a branch in Queenstown. The nearest bank branches are at Tiong Bahru Plaza with OCBC, POSB, Bank of China and UOB all lined up near the entrances of the mall. Today, I was not here for any bank transactions. Just accompanied my wife for window shopping. The Plaza is quite big comprising 5 Storeys including a basement. I know best the eateries at the 2nd floor as I previously patronized the A-One Signature; the Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodles and the Ajisen Ramen with my children. However, the business at the second floor is not that roaring as that at Kopitiam which is located at the 3rd floor. The number of food stalls at the kopitiam are not many, yet it was quite densely crowded today. Maybe these kopitiam food stalls offered a cheaper option than the eateries at the 2nd floor. The layout of this mall looks compact. The atrium stalls occupied almost the entire space at the first floor. I prefer Bukit Panjang Plaza or Lot One mall which look more spacious and easier to locate the shops and eateries. Due to their close proximity to the entrances, Starbucks, Macdonald, BreadTalk, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Paris Baguette, these few eateries seem to attract more customers. The Japanese restaurant, Sushiro at the 2nd floor also attracted quite a queue. The many facial shops, hair salons and beauty salons at the 3rd floor reminds me of KSL mall in JB except that there are no massage shop here. For the cost conscious, they probably like shops like Daiso, Value $, Fairprice Finest, SKP, and Kopitiam. Most of the garment shops here are also for the budget conscious. I suppose the mall operator knows of the profile of his customers. Tiong Bahru is an old estate, and the senior citizens may not have the money to spend on luxurious items. From Tiong Bahru Plaza, we also wandered to Beo Crescent to have our dinner at the hawker center. After the dinner, took the free shuttle bus back to IKEA. A fruitful Sunday out.

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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore6,658 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This morning walked along Rail Corridor to New Creation Church to attend the Sunday service. After the service, took the free shuttle bus from Buona Vista MRT station Exit C to IKEA. Had my lunch at the IKEA Swedish restaurant and after lunch, wandered around the mall for a while before taking the free shuttle bus again to Tiong Bahru Plaza.

Since moving to Queenstown, I only came to Tiong Bahru Plaza 3 or 4 times. One time to open an investment account at OCBC Bank while the other few occasions came here for dinner with my children. Queenstown is renowned for her many firsts in Singapore. The first National Library, the first polyclinic, the first HDB flats, the first Sports Stadium were all built here but till to date, none of the banks is willing to be the first to open a branch in Queenstown. The nearest bank branches are at Tiong Bahru Plaza with OCBC, POSB, Bank of China and UOB all lined up near the entrances of the mall. Today, I was not here for any bank transactions. Just accompanied my wife for window shopping.

The Plaza is quite big comprising 5 Storeys including a basement. I know best the eateries at the 2nd floor as I previously patronized the A-One Signature; the Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodles and the Ajisen Ramen with my children. However, the business at the second floor is not that roaring as that at Kopitiam which is located at the 3rd floor. The number of food stalls at the kopitiam are not many, yet it was quite densely crowded today. Maybe these kopitiam food stalls offered a cheaper option than the eateries at the 2nd floor.

The layout of this mall looks compact. The atrium stalls occupied almost the entire space at the first floor. I prefer Bukit Panjang Plaza or Lot One mall which look more spacious and easier to locate the shops and eateries. Due to their close proximity to the entrances, Starbucks, Macdonald, BreadTalk, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Paris Baguette, these few eateries seem to attract more customers. The Japanese restaurant, Sushiro at the 2nd floor also attracted quite a queue. The many facial shops, hair salons and beauty salons at the 3rd floor reminds me of KSL mall in JB except that there are no massage shop here.

For the cost conscious, they probably like shops like Daiso, Value $, Fairprice Finest, SKP, and Kopitiam. Most of the garment shops here are also for the budget conscious. I suppose the mall operator knows of the profile of his customers. Tiong Bahru is an old estate, and the senior citizens may not have the money to spend on luxurious items.

From Tiong Bahru Plaza, we also wandered to Beo Crescent to have our dinner at the hawker center. After the dinner, took the free shuttle bus back to IKEA. A fruitful Sunday out.



Written October 22, 2023
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Erico2709
Singapore, Singapore2,375 contributions
Mar 2021
Mid size neighbourhood mall. Lots of F&Bs to choose from and some popular brands to do some lazy Sunday shopping. Conveniently located above Tiong Bahru MRT.
Written March 14, 2021
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Ayu Syafiqah
Singapore River, Singapore9 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
It is a neighbourhood mall to me, nothing much but have some good food and retail brands such as Cotton On and soup spoon. Aside from that not much choices for shopping and entertainment
Written December 1, 2019
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HKeater
Singapore, Singapore31,659 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
A handy neighbourhood mall for getting some stuff when passing through on way home.

Outstanding smell of bread as you come up from the MRT. And handy with a lot of atms.
Written November 7, 2022
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bcheong
Shanghai, China26,649 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
An old shopping mall (though “renovated”) in the mature tiong bahru estate. No luxury brands of course, but they do have bank branches and cineplex
Written October 27, 2021
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Wonh
54 contributions
Jun 2019
It used to be a very homely place to go to. After the revamp, it doesn't fell that way anymore. The foodcourt is packed and sometimes dirty, and water leaks from the ceiling. It leaked onto my food, probably from the aircons, and I wrote a feedback to Asiamall management but they didnt even bother to reply. Tells a lot about the maintenance team there.
Written November 21, 2019
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Len J
Perth, Australia171 contributions
I was struggling to find good places to eat street type food without the tourist prices. So I asked some people who pointed me to the Tiong Bahru food court. The prices are so low that you can try a few dishes and atill have change in your pocket. I opted for the Hananese chicken rice combo and a keow teow both of which were excellent, fresh and well prepared with authentic flavours for sgd9 which I thought was great value. The locals tend to gravitate to this place so you know its going to be good.
There is an assortment of other Asian cuisines ao plenty to chose from and apease most taste buds.
Written June 9, 2019
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alhasan1909
Lahore, Pakistan934 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
We visited the mall on our way back from Tiong Bahru Hawker Centre. The mall is situated on top of the Tiong Bahru MRT station. Loads of food options decent shopping gets really busy during peak hours because of the MRT. We found a small playground on the 3rd floor which is what made us stay. Open air but sheltered a lot of local kids were there my kids had a great time made friends even though isn't the biggest but fun enough for the little ones.
Written April 22, 2019
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Joy M
Perth, Australia95 contributions
Dec 2018
Tiong Bahru Plaza has lots of everything to offer though it is not a huge plaza! It's above the Tiong Bahru MRT Station, close to the buses and within the residential community. If you're living around the area, then it is a great place to shop and eat. Very convenient, lots of great varieties of food choices, however limited clothes shops, a money changer on the ground floor, banking and business in the day, and most importantly, their grocer NTUC which is popular all year round, and prices are fair. This plaza is always crowded, rain or shine!
Written December 15, 2018
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franckbart
Bengaluru, India208 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
I enjoyed shopping in this mall, from Uniqlo , Japan Home, Breadtalk, money changer, Fairprice supermarket, food court.
Written August 19, 2018
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