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Tiong Bahru Estate

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Address: Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore, Singapore
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Fasinating architecture

This is one of the oldest 'government housing' areas in Singapore which is still is decent condition. Worth a visit if you have a spare hour.

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I love the vibe of Tiong Bahru. It's the perfect blend of old and new. When I am in the mood for old school, I head to the hawker centre or a coffee shop. When I want to dodge the heat, I pop into a cafe or one of cute shops along Yong Siak. When I want a bit more... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is one of the oldest 'government housing' areas in Singapore which is still is decent condition. Worth a visit if you have a spare hour.

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Reviewed 7 February 2017

One of Singapore's oldest conserved residential estate, with many of the old shop houses taken over by hip cafes, eateries and arty shops. No loud music or pubs here! This is a residential estate. Try out the bakery there. It's great tasting! Tiong Bahru has one of the most popular food centre, with many old time hawker stalls that commands... More 

Thank Taipei921
Weybridge, Surrey
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

A hidden gem in Singapore and easily accessible on the MRT. This is an entire estate built in the 1930s with a futuristic look for the time and it is well preserved and an interesting contrast to all of the modern buildings in the rest of the city. Well worth a walk around and then you can have a drink... More 

Thank Speedbird747
Quezon city
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 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 

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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 26 July 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 

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Reviewed 19 July 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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Reviewed 28 June 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.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 8 June 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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Reviewed 29 April 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 

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