Remnants of old Singapore that have survived in this hipster haunt
By Pamela Chow
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.
Photo: Tiong Bahru Plaza / Facebook
Photo: Golden Village
5. Golden Village Multiplex
Since pre-war times, theatre and movie-going have been a big pasttime in Singapore. The old Golden Village (GV) Tiong Bahru was a place where residents created many fond memories. Now, you can relive the old times at the newly renovated multiplex at Tiong Bahru Plaza.
The refurbished cinema has five halls and comes fully equipped with almost 800 cinema seats and 11 handicapped seats.
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GV Multiplex, 302 Tiong Bahru Road, Tiong Bahru Plaza, #04-105