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Tiong Bahru is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Singapore. Currently, it stands as one of the more common choice to hangout for Singaporeans due to its abundance of cafés, bars and vintage bookstores.
Here is our list of 10 Exciting Things To Do In Tiong Bahru – but don't worry, not all of them include cafés!
Located near Tiong Bahru Plaza is one of the most famous playgrounds in Singapore. The Tiong Bahru Adventure Playground has been commonly featured in local drama serials and advertisements due to its unique design.
The main draw would be the tilting train which consists of an engine, three carriages and a caboose which will be sure to have your kids thrilled. They also have swings, see-saws and a park for the ones who just want to take walk.
Address: Along Tiong Bahru Road and Lower Delta Road
Operating hours: (Lighting hours) 7pm - 7am
Books Actually is one of the main attractions in Tiong Bahru. They sell books ranging from a variety of genres such as film and even sciences. Their products include books, notebooks and stationery from Singapore publications as well as out-of-print titles.
Nope, that's not all. Books Actually also houses CDs/DVDs and tote bags!
Address: 9 Yong Siak Street Singapore 168645
Operating hours: Sundays and Mondays: 10am - 6pm Tuesdays - Saturdays: 10am - 8pm
Contact: 6222 9195
Remember watching the film 500 Days Of Summer and wishing you too could have a date at a vinyl records store only to realise that Singapore has little to none of those? Not to worry, Curated Records is filled with vinyls of a variety of genres, you wouldn't leave without getting one!
The vinyls include those of legendary musicians such as Nirvana and Aerosmith, aside from the current chart toppers like Lana Del Rey and 1975. They also have movie soundtracks as well!
Address: #01-53 55 Tiong Bahru Rd,, Singapore, 160055
Operating hours: Tuesdays - Sundays: 1pm - 8pm
If you're in need for some creative inspiration or if you're just craving for a laid back activity, head over to not one, but two of the art galleries in located in Tiong Bahru. Degios.art showrooms consists of vintage sculptures, paintings, prints, carpets and more artworks from Europe and Asia.
Grey Projects consists of two galleries, a library, a working studio, and a live-in residence. Their galleries exhibits the works of local and international artists.
Address: 57, #01-82 Eng Hoon Street Singapore 160057
Operating hours: Thursdays - Sundays: 11pm - 7pm
Address: 6B Kim Tian Road Tiong Bahru Singapore 169246
Operating hours: Wednesdays - Fridays: 1pm - 7pm, Saturdays: 1pm - 6pm
Contact: 6655 6492
FLOCK Café is actually a family run business that started from their love for the café industry. They sell all day breakfast such as the Big Breakfast – which is a hearty combination of bread, eggs, sausages and baked beans. They also have the very famous Banana French Toast with Bacon, which we can all agree is the perfect breakfast food!
Address: Block 21 Ghim Moh Road, #01-213, Singapore 270021
Operating hours: Weekdays 9am - 3pm, Weekends 9am - 5pm
Contact: 6710 7804
The Tiong Bahru Heritage trail was launched by the National Heritage Board in 2013 with the aim to bring heritage closer to the people. It has since seen the sights of Singaporeans as well as tourists curious to see how far this estate has come.
The 2.5 km trail has 10 heritage markers that includes Tiong Bahru's old architectural buildings. They also host guided tours that are held once a month.
Nana & Bird just moved into Tiong Bahru December of 2015 and sells women's apparel and accessories from local as well as international brands. Their minimalistic interior is not only photogenic, but compliments their products as well.
So if you're a supporter of local fashion labels, visit Nana & Bird and I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
Address: 1 Yong Siak St, 168641
Operating hours: Weekdays: 12pm - 7pm, Weekends 11am - 7pm
Contact: 9117 0430
Offering one of the best cupcakes in Singapore, Plain Vanilla Bakery started from a single store in Holland Village and currently has 4 stores including 2 cafés in Singapore.
They serve cupcakes that are packed in bio-degradable packaging and their flavours include Almond and Mandarin Orange – available during the Chinese New Year period.
Address: 1D Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168641
Operating hours: Mondays - Saturdays: 8am - 7pm, Sundays: 9am - 6pm
Contact: 6465 5942
Strangelets started way back in 2008 and remains one of the best spots for people who are looking for accessories and furnishings that are one of a kind, also known for their items that can't be found any where else in Singapore.
Their wide variety of items consists of pretty much anything – from pottery to tote bags to shirts, you name it!
Address: 7 Yong Siak St, Singapore 168644
Operating hours: 11am - 8pm Daily, Saturdays: 10am - 8pm
Contact: 6222 1456
The Tiong Bahru Club offers fusion cuisine including local and western favourites, all in a vintage interior coveted in furnishings and antiques from around the world. Their menu items consists of the favourites from different cultures such as Dum Biryanis, Lamb in a Bun, Salted Egg Prawns and more.
Address: #01-88 Blk 57 Eng Hoon St, Singapore, 160057
Operating hours: 8am - Midnight daily
Know any other exciting things to do in Tiong Bahru? Share them with us!
Aisyah is obsessed with the written word. Reading and writing on repeat - that’s her daily mantra. When not writing, she can be found watching Netflix with her cats at home.
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