Revisit Singapore Part 5: Walking around Tiong Bahru – Tanjong Pagar

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[Introduction]

I traveled to Singapore in late June for the first time in two years. In addition to famous tourist areas, I went around spots I have never been to before this time. While I have lived in Singapore for a year and half before, I find something new whenever I revisit Singapore. In this article, I will write about Tiong Bahru/Outram Park/Tanjong Pagar as part of Day 2.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Fly to Singapore with Scoot
* Day 1: Don Mueang International Airport
* Day 2: Raffles Marina
* Day 2: Chinese Garden
* Day 2: Tiong Bahru/Outram Park/Tanjong Pagar [This article]
* Day 2: Orchard Road Part1
* Day 2: Orchard Road Part2
* Day 3: Sentosa (Madame Tussauds/Merlion etc.)
* Day 3: Sentosa (Palawan Beach)
* Day 3: Sentosa (Cable car)/Henderson Waves Bridge
* Day 3: Chinatown
* Day 4: Katong area/Esplanade
* Day 4: Marina Bay Sands/Gardens by the Bay
* Day 4: Marina Barrage Part1
* Day 4: Marina Barrage Part2/Gardens by the Bay
* Day 4: Marina Bay Sands etc.
* Day 5: library@orchard etc.
* Day 5: Little India
* Day 5: Bugis
* Day 5: Marina area & Return Home

[Travel Date]
2018.06.23-27

[Main Part]

Following the previous post, I moved east from Chinese Garden by MRT East West Line and will walk around Tiong Bahru, Outram Park and Tanjong Pagar, which have drawn increasing attention recently.

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Tiong Bahru

To begin with, I will stroll around Tiong Bahru.Singapore Tiong Bahru1

Along Tiong Bahru Road in front of the station, a landscape of typical residential areas in the suburb of Singapore came to view.Singapore Tiong Bahru2

I walked for about 10 minutes and came across a fancy area.Singapore Tiong Bahru3

In particular, along Yong Siak Street, there were several artistic shops. For example,

“BooksActually”.Singapore Tiong Bahru BooksActually

“Woods in the Books”.Singapore Tiong Bahru Woods in the Books

“Plain Vanilla Bakery”.Singapore Tiong Bahru Plain Vanilla Bakery

Other than Yong Siak Street, I saw fancy shops such as “Tiong Bahru Bakery”.Singapore Tiong Bahru Bakery

At the same time, I could find rustic sights at off-street.""

There were also several wall arts.Singapore Tiong Bahru Wall art1

Singapore Tiong Bahru Wall art2

I came to “Tiong Bahru Market”.Singapore Tiong Bahru Market

There was a foodcourt on the second floor. Now It was around noon, so I will have lunch here.""

I stopped by “Tiong Bahru Fried Kway Teow” stall.Singapore Tiong Bahru Fried Kway Teow

I had Fried Kway Teow.""

Outram Park

Now I will walk around Outram Park.Singapore Outram Park

While Outram Park is very convenient as the intersection of East West Line and North East Line, there are not famous spots around the station, so compared with its adjacent stations, Tiong Bahru and Tanjong Pagar, Outram Park may receive less attention.

Nevertheless, if you are interested in Peranakan, you may want to visit “NUS Baba House”.Singapore NUS Baba House

Around Everton Road, there were several stylish shops and wall arts.Singapore Everton Road1

Singapore Everton Road2

Singapore Outram Park Wall art1

Singapore Outram Park Wall art2

Singapore Outram Park Wall art3

The Pinnacle@Duxton

There was “Pinnacle@Duxton”, an artistic HDB flat, between Outram Park and Tanjong Pagar.Singapore The Pinnacle@Duxton1

Even non-residents are able to visit its Sky Bridge on the 50th floor with the fee of S$ 5, so I visited there.

Here are some photos from Sky Bridge.""

Singapore The Pinnacle@Duxton2

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Tanjong Pagar

I left “The Pinnacle@Duxton” and walked around Tanjong Pagar.

There were Peranakan shop houses and wall arts along Keong Saik Road and Craig Road.""

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This building, where there used to be “Tong Ah Eating House”, often appears in guidebooks etc.Singapore Tong Ah Eating House

The green building over there was “People’s Park Complex” at Chinatown.Singapore shop house1

Talking of Peranakan shop house, Katon area is famous, but I think this area is also good.Singapore shop house2

Along Tanjong Pager Road.Singapore shop house3

I reached near Tanjong Pagar station""

In recent years, several new hotels were opened at Tanjong Pagar, which include “Oasia Hotel Downtown” on the left and “Carlton City Hotel Singapore” on the right.""

This is “Tanjong Pagar Centre”, a shpping complex.Singapore Tanjong Pagar Centre2

“Tanjong Pagar Centre” is 290 meters height, which is the tallest building in Singapore at this moment.Singapore Tanjong Pagar Centre1

I visited “Yolé” for a rest.Singapore Yolé1

I had a cup of frozen yogurt and moved to the next destination, Orchard Road.Singapore Yolé2

[Closing]

That’s it for the article about Tiong Bahru/Outram Park/Tanjong Pagar as part of Day 2.

New shops and hotels have been opening around these areas, so they have received more attention year by year. I felt similar atmosphere with Brooklyn in New York, so if you are interested in such a area, I would recommend visit them 🙂

In the next article, I will write about Orchard Road as part of Day 2

[Map]

1 BooksActually
2 Tiong Bahru Bakery
3 Tiong Bahru Market
4 NUS Baba House
5 The Pinnacle@Duxton
6 Carlton City Hotel Singapore
7 Tanjong Pagar Centre

[Related Link]
Visit Singapore
Tiong Bahru Market
The Pinnacle@Duxton
Tanjong Pagar Centre

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