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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9. The graves of Tan Tock Seng and family

Your trip through Singapore’s history in Tiong Bahru is not complete without visiting the grave of Tan Tock Seng. Also buried near our famous pioneer and philanthropist are his daughter-in-law, Chua Seah Neo, and his granddaughter-in-law, Wuing Neo. The stone lions that guard the resting places add an auspicious elegance to honour the namesake of Tan Tock Seng Hospital and his family.

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254 Outram Road, Singapore 169051

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