Watch out for the Heritage Trail notices as you go round the estate, they do give lots of information.
Building started in the 1930s and resumed after the war in a very similar style, however later buildings can be identified by green space around them.
For the Chinese, living conditions were dreadful until the 1960s, this was an early attempt to provide more acceptable homes. It paved the way for many later developments.
Use the Market (modernised and converted to Art Deco style in 2004) as a central point, enjoy the great food and drinks there while you spend time exploring the area. Alternatively there are a range of upmarket bars and restaurants.
To get there take the MRT to Tiong Bahru and it’s a few minutes walk. By bus go to Blk 55 on Tiong Bahru Rd, which was the first block to be built on the estate.
Not a top attraction, but of real interest to those spending more time in Singapore.
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