One of Singapore's most happening hubs
Tiong Bahru is one of the most established neighbourhoods in Singapore, with work commencing on a historic housing project in the 1930s. Even before its recent gentrification, this area stood out against the sky-scraping profile of the rest of Singapore. Here you'll find low-rise apartments, beautiful art deco architecture and more pedestrian-friendly streets, with a generally relaxed atmosphere and laid back approach to daily life that serves as a welcome contrast to busier parts of the Central Region. There's always been a healthy choice of cuisine here, but since its redevelopment, this neighbourhood has dramatically broadened its culinary horizons. Home to long-standing Singaporean locals, resettled expatriates and trendy hipsters, there's a wealth of quality cafes in Tiong Bahru catering to every possible palate.