Singapore Hideouts: Your Definitive Guide To Tiong Bahru

We narrowed down the top 10 spots located within the precinct

What comes to your mind when you hear “Tiong Bahru”? Chic cafés, charming boutiques and art studios lining the streets? Art murals that make the perfect Instagram backdrop? With tons of indie shops and its unique architecture, it’s no wonder Tiong Bahru is always on the top of Singapore’s travel guides.

Recently, this old neighbourhood has turned into a hipster hotspot that locals and expatriates both love. But sites of our local heritage have survived the gentrification and continue to bring joy to the nostalgic. We’ve put together a list of our favourite food places, shops and historic landmarks to help you get the best that Tiong Bahru has to offer on your next visit.

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Photo: National Heritage Board (roots.sg)

10. Qi Tian Gong Temple

If you want to immerse yourself in Singapore’s ethnic Chinese heritage, pay a visit to Qi Tian Gong Temple, the first and oldest temple dedicated to the Monkey God of Journey to the West fame. With more than 10 Monkey God statues dating back decades, the temple will take you back to the communal traditions of Tiong Bahru. It’s a spectacular public affair every eighth lunar month at the temple, where elaborate performances take place to celebrate the Monkey God’s birthday.

More information can be found here.

44 Eng Hoon Street, Singapore 169786

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