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5 Nostalgic Finds In Tiong Bahru

Remnants of old Singapore that have survived in this hipster haunt

By Pamela Chow

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Photo: David Shamma / Flickr

Look past the surge of hipster cafes and barbers in Tiong Bahru, and one can still catch a glimpse of that old Singapore in the popular enclave.

One of the oldest housing estates in Singapore, Tiong Bahru was an upper-class enclave during the pre-World War II years. It was also the place where the rich and powerful kept their mistresses - hence its lesser-known nickname, Mei Ren Wo ("nest of beauties" in Chinese).

Here are five gems that you can explore in Tiong Bahru that would whisk you back to the olden days of yore.

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Photo: Sean McNulty / Flickr

2. Tiong Bahru Market

Take in the scent and taste of local delicacies served piping hot at Tiong Bahru Market. Popular favourites include vegetarian bee hoon and chee cheong fun.

Need some help navigating the food market? This adorable food guide can give you a helping hand.

Tiong Bahru Market, 30 Seng Poh Road, #02-74

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