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Tiong Bahru

The Tiong Bahru district is one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore.

Throughout the years, it has transformed and established a reputation as an artistic and creative hotspot, making it a favourite haunt for all kinds of culture vultures and creative enthusiasts.

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This charming, quaint residential neighbourhood is known as a great brunch destination, with many cafes and restaurants to choose from. Art is everywhere, too: from colourful murals to quirky indie boutiques, it’s hard not to be delighted by the attractions in this area.

Old and new fuse seamlessly in Tiong Bahru, where art deco homes and shophouses stand side by side with trendy cafes. For some terrific coffee and eats here, check out the iconic Tiong Bahru Bakery, PS Cafe Petit, the Tiong Bahru Market, Merci Marcel, Flock cafe, Forty Hands, Drips Bakery, House of Peranakan Petit, and Whisk cafe. Foodies will love the Michelin Bib Gourmand hawker food stalls that are found here as well.

For shopping, head over to Books Actually, Woods in the Books, Nimble and Knead, Curated Record, and Degios Art. Don’t forget to make time for traditional Singaporean businesses while you’re here too, such as the Pin Pin Piau Kay & Co shop.

There are many historical treasures to discover while you’re here too. Enough, in fact, to cover several days’ worth of exploring in this area alone. For this reason, many travellers prefer to book accommodation in or nearby Tiong Bahru.

The Tiong Bahru Heritage Trail is highly recommended for history buffs. You can easily do a self-guided tour and walk the trail; it starts at the Tiong Bahru Market followed by the Former Hu Lu Temple, Monkey God Temple, the pre-war architecture homes along Tiong Poh Road, the Community Centre, the Seng Poh Garden where you’ll find the Dancing Girl Sculpture, the Horseshoe Block and Air Raid Shelter. It finally ends by the flats on Lim Liak Road and Seng Poh Road.

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Michael Jones

Michael created and runs the Singapore Travel Hub website, as well as the Holiday Point travel brand that incorporates a network of 16 location based travel information and attraction websites around Australia, Asia, and around the world.

With 25+ years of online experience and a passion for travel (having visited Singapore many times and experiencing a lot in the country), Michael not only researches and writes content for the website, he also tinkers behind the scenes with the website functionality & design.

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