Tanjong Pagar
Tanjong Pagar
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kim buay p
By kim buay p
A very interesting neighbourhood
5.0 of 5 bubblesFeb 2021
Chinatown comprises four precincts-Telok Ayer, Kreta Ayer, Bukit Pasoh and Tanjong Pagar. Tanjong Pagar MRT station is a very convenient starting point for exploration of Tanjong Pagar precinct. This station has a great varieties of cafes and restaurants. My favourite coffee break stop is at the Guzman Y Gomez where most kinds of barista coffee costs $2 with a large public seating space just outside the cafe. Tanjong Pagar Food Centre offers a cheap option for local food. A walk here include admiring the shophouses along Tras Street, Tangjong Pagar Road, Craig Road, Duxton Road and Duxton Hill. Duxton Road used to be popular for its opium and gambling dens and cheap brothels due to its proximity to Jinrikisha Station. However nowadays it is popular for its restaurants and hotels. A lovely bookshop, Littered with Books, is also worth a look here. Duxton Hill is a tranquil, cobblestoned road lined with restaurants located in lovely conserved shophouses with its gorgeous gardens. There is a well-known second hand shop in Craig Road which claims to "buy junks & sell antiques". Ballad of Anna May, located at 42 Craig Road, is the first coffee specialty shop in Singapore to bring in Proud Mary beans. The most outstanding building along Tanjong Pagar Road is Jinrikisha Station which was built in 1903. In 2007, Hong Kong movie superstar, Jackie Chan, bought this property for $11 million. A short street linking Tanjong Pagar Road and Tras Street is Cook Street. At the junction is a four-storey apartment block built in 1937 in the Modernism style. It was designed by HR Arbenz who has an engineering background. Another short parallel street is Murray Street with the Murray Terrace, an Art Deco streetblock with exposed brickwork and unique lion head rain spouts. It was built in 1929 and consists of 14 shophouses.

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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore12,908 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Chinatown comprises four precincts-Telok Ayer, Kreta Ayer, Bukit Pasoh and Tanjong Pagar.
Tanjong Pagar MRT station is a very convenient starting point for exploration of Tanjong Pagar precinct. This station has a great varieties of cafes and restaurants. My favourite coffee break stop is at the Guzman Y Gomez where most kinds of barista coffee costs $2 with a large public seating space just outside the cafe.
Tanjong Pagar Food Centre offers a cheap option for local food.
A walk here include admiring the shophouses along Tras Street, Tangjong Pagar Road, Craig Road, Duxton Road and Duxton Hill.
Duxton Road used to be popular for its opium and gambling dens and cheap brothels due to its proximity to Jinrikisha Station. However nowadays it is popular for its restaurants and hotels. A lovely bookshop, Littered with Books, is also worth a look here. Duxton Hill is a tranquil, cobblestoned road lined with restaurants located in lovely conserved shophouses with its gorgeous gardens.
There is a well-known second hand shop in Craig Road which claims to "buy junks & sell antiques". Ballad of Anna May, located at 42 Craig Road, is the first coffee specialty shop in Singapore to bring in Proud Mary beans.
The most outstanding building along Tanjong Pagar Road is Jinrikisha Station which was built in 1903. In 2007, Hong Kong movie superstar, Jackie Chan, bought this property for $11 million.
A short street linking Tanjong Pagar Road and Tras Street is Cook Street. At the junction is a four-storey apartment block built in 1937 in the Modernism style. It was designed by HR Arbenz who has an engineering background. Another short parallel street is Murray Street with the Murray Terrace, an Art Deco streetblock with exposed brickwork and unique lion head rain spouts. It was built in 1929 and consists of 14 shophouses.
Written April 1, 2021
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Jocelyn P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I have been coming to Singapore quite often for the last 5 years and have really grown to like Tanjong Pagar. First, my office is only a few blocks away. Second, my favorite hotel is also in the heart of it. What I also like about the place is it is a combination of old and new. There are many places of interest to visit; On one corner you hotels, shopping malls, then on the next street you have the Buddha Tooth Relic, Maxwell Food Centre - one of the most popular food court in SG. You continue to be immerse in culture - please walk thru Chinatown - a shopping and food delight. It has become so comfortable, I look forward to go back to Tanjong Pagar each time I am in Singapore!
Written November 6, 2019
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Ryu C
Singapore, Singapore30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Walking along this stretch of heritage trail during the day is transformed by night into a plethora offering of food, fun, and life where one can find any type of cuisine or any form of music which caters to you or your group's idea of entertainment.
Written October 10, 2019
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Raja R
London, UK110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
If you visit Singapore, take a trip to China town. After visiting the Buddhist temple, as you stand facing the temple entrance, take the adjacent road on your right, flanking the temple. Going past the temple, turn right and you should see - Indo Sumatira - stall to your left.

Apart from drinking tender coconut water here, which is very sweet and plenty in quantity, another- must try - dish is Bamboo cakes. This is steam cooked rice, coconut and central jaggery stem.

Very tasty and worth repeat visits.
Written October 2, 2018
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DthK
Singapore, Singapore263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Recently office moved to this area and over the year have explored and it’s charms have grown.

A mixture of old shops and new malls providing all high to low end retail and eateries. Recently in addition to NTUC Finest, Dondon Donki supermarket opened at 100am which adjoins Amara Hotel. Knickknack stores in the Plaza are quite a throwback to the old days and worth pottering around - there’s one selling old original turntable albums. Fruit stalls there are well known for quality and price including durian.

Other hotels in the area include Carlton for business travellers and Orchid for budget (buffet at that cafe serves Teochew porridge/congee with a good quality spread for a really decent price).

Hawker centre at Tanjong Pagar is famous but even more so is Maxwell Road where Gordon Ramsey and the late Anthony Bourdain ate - as a result queues at the chicken rice stall are now all day long and tourist filled. Along the road are a lot of Korean, Indonesian and Japanese restaurants and they are really abuzz in the evenings.

Rhubarb Le Restaurant is a Michelin restaurant in the Duxton patch is also in the vicinity and is superb. Thanying in Amara Hotel is one of the best restaurants serving Royal Thai cuisine, and leave space for the dessert buffet spread. Silk Road in sake hotel serves nice Szechuan food.

Chinatown and an Indian temple are at the other end and are walking distance from the Tanjong Pagar MRT station.

Written August 21, 2018
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Alexander Z
Houston, TX139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
If you really want to feel the Chinese atmosphere of Singapore, this is a must-see. I had been in Beijing a few months prior and this area reminded me of the city so much. I loved the lanterns that lined the streets and the energy in the square we so incredible!
Written March 25, 2018
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heyautonomy
Valletta38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Solo
I love art and I love food. Singapore is awash with good food though most tourists will not be able to find it.

Tanjong Pagar is a good place to make a trip. It is a quiet place as its a business area but is fortunately well connected to the other places of interested both by MRT (Tanjong Pagar) and by a plethora of buses. There is a strip of buildings leading to (or away) from China town along Tanjong Pagar road that all boast attractive colonial period architecture. Other period buildings can be found by wandering off this main road.

There are many Western style dining places along Tanjong Pagar Road and off into the side-roads. These can be a bit hit and miss and business have come and go quickly in Singapore. If you want a local flavour either head to Tanjong Pagar Plaza or the Maxwell Food Centre. Maxwell is aimed at tourists and is more famous amongst younger people since it is host to a well reknown Chicken rice stall. You should gauge the quality of the hawker stall by its queue and not by appearances. Be aware that the quality of hawker food is typically higher than that of restaurants in Singapore and that despite initial appearances it is usually very hygienic.

Tanjong Pagar Plaza has it's foodcourt on the second floor and the toilets are downstairs. It has famous Hong Kong style Wanton Mee and Briyani Dam as well as offering other options such as Japanese noodles and Nasi Lemak. This is arguably a more authentic place to eat and is usually filled with old uncles and aunts drinking tea and coffee. At lunchtime however, the business men and women sweep in and finding a seat can be troublesome. The most interesting aspect of eating here though is the addition of local artworks in the additional seating area. These artworks are in bad Ikea frames though are themselves obviously skillful illustrations of the coffeeshop you are eating at. I was informed that the works are for sale for $100 a piece but I couldn't figure out how to buy the work itself. Apparently the Hong Kong Wanton Mee Chef is selling them, but at lunchtime he is too busy and in retrospect I should have asked at the drinks counter. At any rate these artworks make for good souvenirs.

Overall an genuine, local area.
Written October 30, 2013
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Frankie Crea
Perth, Australia26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
This long stretched road is filled with epic resturants, hotels, bars, cafes, coffeeshops, streetfoods and shops, there is an endless amount of food you can choose from walking the long road, mainly all different types of asian cuisines but there are a few italian resturants aswell, it caters to tourists needs, whenever im in singapore i come here to eat and drink and have a good time, defs a must visit if youre a foodie or wanna have a good time at a bar or karaoke club, theres even a shopping centre opposite amara hotel that sells all your grocery needs and next to that is a fruit stall, theres plenty of atms and money exchange stalls, cabs are everywhere to get too aswell, it also leads to chinatown and is fairly central to everything
Written April 6, 2019
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,987 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
This historic area was located between the docks and what was then the town of Singapore.Chinese immigrated to this part of Singapore in the mid-19th century and it remained a working class area until WW2. At the end of Tajong Pagar Street is the Rickshaw Station where people were ferried by Rickshaw to the docks and back. The architecture is interesting and so to is he area.
Written April 3, 2019
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Goabaone Taylor
Gaborone, Botswana42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
We fell in love with Tanjong Pagar street as soon as we walked into it from our hotel. It is full of life. Bustling with a varierty of shops and eateries from Korean to Japanese. The couture bridal shops were another beautiful surprise for us though im officially done with shopping for bridal gowns i still love to look at various pieces. Id say this is our favorite part of town as a 2nd visitation to Singapore.
Written September 18, 2018
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