Singapore’s Hidden Gem: Tiong Bahru Heritage Trail

Singapore’s Hidden Gem: Tiong Bahru Heritage Trail, Singapore, Singapore (B)

As Singapore’s oldest housing estate, Tiong Bahru has seen gentrification in recent years, quickly developing reputation as the local hipsters’ favorite hang out spot.

Burgeoning trendy cafes, indie boutiques and artsy murals stand in quaint contrast with nostalgic pre-war architectures. If you would like to experience Singapore’s vibrant culture away from the usual tourist crowds, Tiong Bahru is the neighborhood that you want to find yourself in.

Easy breezy. Tiong Bahru is very accessible by MRT, which is just a short 3-station stops away from Raffles Place MRT, Singapore’s CBD. Once you reach Tiong Bahru MRT, everything is within walking distance away.

Designed by Senior Architect Lincoln Page and Robert FN Kan, the four-storey flats exemplified the finest of 1948-1954 post-war International Style architectures in reaction against ostentatious Art Deco movement. Despite its boxier design and heavy use of concrete, steel and glass, they turn out to stand the test of time and become increasingly Instagrammabe through historical revisionism. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Singapore’s Hidden Gem: Tiong Bahru Heritage Trail
Guide Location: Singapore » Singapore
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Andrew Darwitan
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Lim Liak Street
  • Tiong Bahru Market
  • Tai Kwang Huat Coffeeshop
  • Pin Pin Piau Kay & Co
  • Bird Singing Corner Mural
  • Bird Corner
  • BAKALAKI Greek Taverna
  • Eng Hoon Street
  • Qi Tian Gong Temple
  • Tumbleweed Plants
  • Home Mural
  • Pasar & Fortune Teller Mural
  • Seng Poh Garden
  • Moh Guan Terrace
  • Yong Siak Street

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