Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Accidental Tourist - Escape to a Nostalgic side of Singapore.....Tiong Bahru

Went galavanting down an old town in the heart of Singapore: "Tiong Bahru". In fact, it is one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore -info from Wikipedia

Interesting features of the flats there are its rounded balconies, flat rooftops, spiral staircases and light wells. An example is shown below:
What is also interesting to Singaporeans like myself in this location is the glorious FOOD! It's conveniently located in Tiong Bahru Market, a hub of activity from the food stalls and wet market which is accompanied with music from the sound man. Some snaps of the happenings on the way to the foodie paradise: 

Would like to add something I read in the blog (remember.singapore) that indicated that "it is the only estate in Singapore to have all its streets named after local Chinese pioneers." I think this is extremely interesting Singapore trivia :) Till the next time, off to the world & beyond!

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