Tiong Bahru is the oldest housing estate in Singapore and is one of the hippest places today. This quaint neighbourhood was once a burial ground and then, infamously a place where the rich and powerful kept their mistresses during the pre-World War II years. The estate is also an architectural marvel with its spiral staircases, clean curved Art Deco corners and interesting window grilles. Take a heritage trail and discover the last remaining World War II Air Raid Shelter and graves of important personalities such as Tan Tock Seng.
Distance from Hotel:4
Time (By Metro):18
Time (By Taxi):12
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
A landmark in the Tiong Bahru neighbourhood, the market has recently gone through a major refurbishment. Be prepared to queue at any of its famous stalls, such as Jian Bo Chee Kueh, Tiong Bahru Pau, Lor Mee 178 and Teck Seng Soya Bean Milk. Wet markets are a dying sight in Singapore, and yet the one at Tiong Bahru still sees crowds every morning. Watch the locals haggle or discover merchants such as Liong Chuan Coffee Powder and Soon Heng Floral.
Yong Saik Street
A whole host of trendy tenants have descended at Yong Saik Street from yoga studios and indie bookstores to hipster cafes and premium barbers. Especially on the weekends, this is the place to relax and wind down.