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Tiong Bahru Estate

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Address: Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore, Singapore
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Art Deco Neighborhood

Decided to take a quick look into this neighborhood which I had read was the new 'hip' place to have coffee & peruse some interesting shops. So we went on a Saturday afternoon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Quezon city
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to take a quick look into this neighborhood which I had read was the new 'hip' place to have coffee & peruse some interesting shops. So we went on a Saturday afternoon & was expecting it to be lively & crowded, being a weekend.. To our disappointment, however, it was just really quiet.. almost deserted.. We even thought that... More 

Thank marga_philippines
Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

If you are interested in the streamline style of Art Deco architecture, then it is well worth walking around this suburb. The suburb was built between the wars as an affordable housing estate. It has a series of Art Deco apartment blocks as well as other commercial buildings in the main thoroughfare. They are all in modern streamline style of... More 

2 Thank Kerri_J1
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

A typical of Sea Food Market.Best for locals to explore local Singaporean Food. Ladies will love this as lot of shops offering cheap Ladies Top & Sarong Kabaya

Thank RounakKShah
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Interesting area. Stayed at Nostalgia boutique hotel. Easy to access other parts of Singapore. Some old Art Deco style architecture. Chapter 55 restaurant good place to eat and food courts close by. A little further away about a ten minute walk is Zion Riverside food court and we ate there most days during our stay. Local tasty and cheap food.

1 Thank joolsbk
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Our hotel Wangz is in this suburb, so walked around a lot. Great places to have a drink and eat, cheaper than in the city. Interesting old 'flats' next to new condominiums. So clean and neat.

1 Thank 1955Lynette
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Locals and tourists enjoy the relaxed vibe in Tiong Bahru. The architecture is very interesting in an art deco style. Look behind the blocks for the spiral staircases. There are many cafes here. Some open and close quickly whereas others such as the Tiong Bahru Bakery are established and serve the best croissants and the service is friendly and helpful.... More 

1 Thank Amanda S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

On this trip I had another wander around the Tiong Bahru area. I got the MRT to Tiong Bahru station. Tiong Bahru Plaza Shopping Centre was under renovation when I visited so most of the shops were closed. Things should re-open in April. I walked down the road a couple of hundred metres and stopped at a nice modern foodcourt.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Murals and Photos by Yip Yew Chong Sneak a peek at the murals in Tiong Bahru Estate. Nostalgia! Interesting painting pieces capturing the leisurely and carefree lifestyles in the yesteryears of Singapore. Note: Tiong Bahru is one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore. About YYC: He shares his memories and dreams of travelled and at times, fictional places, through... More 

Thank eyebuzz
Singapore River, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Gentrification is slowly eating away at the old-world charm of this estate, but I suppose it's irresistible. Instead of the old mom-&-pop shops, we now have too many chi chi cafes popping up. The market is still worth a visit, as is the food centre above it.

2 Thank HansiZhai
Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

I had a couple of hours or so up my sleeve and took a visit to this older area. So, so pleased I did. Very relaxed atmosphere with lots of coffee shops and cafes/restaurants. The market is worth a visit and so wished we visited sooner to shop for meat, fish and fruit & veg. Also wonderful flowers in the... More 

1 Thank JonandTracyBaker

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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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