Saturday, September 20, 2014
Tiong Bahru Housing Estate and Market
Tiong Bahru is one of the oldest housing estate in Singapore and were gazetted by the Urban Redevelopment Authority for Conservation. It has a very famous market with lots of food stalls selling very good food. On the ground floor is the wet market selling vegetables, poultry, fruits, etc. The cooked food stalls were on the second floor of the market. It is not difficult to figure out the famous and good food stall, just look out for the queues during lunch and dinner time. This used to be a famous coffee shop but has since closed for renovation. Doubt after renovation, they were the same owners. The apartment blocks have very unique spiral staircases which makes them outstandng from the rest of the apartment blocks in other parts of Singapore. The estate consists of about 30 apartment blocks with a total of over 900 units. The apartment blocks are made up of two to five-storey flats and the units are assorted three to five-room apartments.Took these photos recently, the hanging of flags were due to the recent celebration of Singapore's birthday on 9th August. On normal days we dont hang the flags on our apartments, they can only be hung for one month from 9th August to celebrate the occasion. Spotted a couple of hotels in the vicinity. Found this nice bakery shop selling very tasty and good nonya kuehs.