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History Of Tiong Bahru

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History of Tiong Bahru

Once the choice locale for the upper class, a place where the rich and powerful lingered. Tiong Bahru continues to remember those of great business acumen. In particular, the visionaries Lim Liak, Kim Pong, Guan Chuan, and Chay Yan. It is notable feature of Tiong Bahru estate that all its streets are named after Chinese pioneers of bygone days. We commit their names to memory as we stroll along the streets of Tiong Bahru. They were Singapore’s inspiration of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The scene itself is considered one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore, built in the 1930s. It is no surprise that time-honoured traditions in business carry on in the vicinity. The economic boom of the 1970s and 1980s are not forgotten. Today, they are transformed into modern day practices.

Gastronomy in Tiong Bahru

Built in 1930s Tiong Bahru Estate is one of the oldest housing estate in Singapore. Many will still remember the brilliant sounds of singing birds along the traditional kopitiams, where bird lovers gathered every morning over coffee and tea. Walk along Kim Pong and Kim Tian Road and explore the famous food centre there, and then along Lim Liak Street and Seng Poh Road. It has drawn numerous locals traipsing across the island to sample delights of char siew rice and stir fried noodles, among so many other local delights.
It is no surprise that time-honoured traditions in cuisine culture carry on in the vicinity. The beloved local delights are not forgotten. Today, just minutes away in a nostalgic haven, local fare is proliferated in a modern-day menu. Tipple galore takes centre stage in haute entertainment. Enjoy an exquisite selection of fine wines, quirky cocktails and exclusive champagne to while the night away in wishful wonder.

Popular Food Centres and Eateries

Hainanese Curry Rice
The old-world item is fast to eat but slow to cook. And it’s more famous chicken-rice cousin, it is not to be found on China’s Hainan Island but only at 57 Enghoon Street #01-88 right behind the hotel

Hong Kong Jin Tian Eatery House
Popular Charsiew / Roast Duck Rice / Roast Pork at Enghoon Street Blk 58 #01-15 just around the corner

Old Tiong Bahru Bak Kut Teh
Famous bak kut teh eating place at Seng Poh Lane #01-31

Por Kee Eating House 1996
Famous with the abalone at Blk 69 Seng Poh Lane

Ting Heng Seafood Restaurant
Enghoon street corner Tiong Poh Road

Yong Tau Hu
Beancurd eating house just along Tiong Poh Road

Sin Hoi Sai Seafood Restaurant
Famous for Chili Crab, has a wide selection of crabs from different part of the world

Tiong Bahru Food Market

Stall name Unit Address
Tiong Bahru Teochew Kueh 02-02
Jian Bo Shui Kueh 02-05
Tiong Bahru Hwa Yuen Porridge 02-74
Hua Feng Mian Jia 02-24
Teochew Fish Porridge 02-73
Kampong Carrot Cake 02-53
Teck Seng Soya Bean Milk 02-69
Joo Chiat Kim Choo 02-49
Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee 02-01
Tiong Bahru Curry Noodle 02-23
Koh Brother Pig’s Organ Soup 02-29
Tiong Bahru Roasted Pig Specialist 02-38
Lor Mee 178 02-58
Yuan Ji Fishball Noodle, 02-72
7 Original Tiong Bahru Fishball 02-20
Tiong Bahru Mian Jian Kueh 02-34

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