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Telok Ayer Street

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Address: Singapore, Singapore

This is Singapore's historic original waterfront zone.

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A quieter alternative to Chinatown's busy streets. Full of historical buildings, e. g. the Thian Hock Keng Temple. The Amoy Street Food Centre and the Raffles Place business... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 13, 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Resturants, offices, a chinese temple & mosque, amoy hawker centre, telok ayer mrt are all here. Nothing much to see. At night & weekends are extremely quiet.

Thank Don C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

A quieter alternative to Chinatown's busy streets. Full of historical buildings, e. g. the Thian Hock Keng Temple. The Amoy Street Food Centre and the Raffles Place business district are at either ends of this street. Bars open in the evening: try Jigger & Pony, or Sugarhall.

Thank stpn_fz
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016

In the evening the food halls from the market spill out onto the street where you can get the best satay around for only a few dollars. Beer or drinks are brought to your table. Lots of choices inside the old market building if you don't like satay or want to go vegetarian.

2 Thank Wayne T
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

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 

1 Thank David S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Swisshen
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 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 bubbles 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!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

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

Thank Phil S

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