Tiong Bahru was once the place of choice to live for the upper class and also the place where the rich and powerful kept their mistresses. For this reason, the estate used to be known as Mei Ren Wuo or “den of beauties” in Chinese.
One notable feature of Tiong Bahru estate is that all its street are named after Chinese pioneers of the 19th and early 20th centuries ( Lim Liak, Kim Pong, Guan Chuan, Chay Yan, etc.)
Tiong Bahru market boasts some of the best hawker stalls in Singapore that tops the country’s eatery charts regularly and has drawn numerous locals from across the island to enjoy a simple meal and other culinary delights.
Bakeries, Cafes and Seafood Restaurants are all around the neighbourhood.