10 valid reasons why buying a house in Tiong Bahru is so frigging expensive other than it’s near to CBD


Last Updated on 2016-06-23 , 12:28 pm

Tiong Bahru is one of the oldest estates in Singapore. It’s name, when directly translated is ‘New Cemetery’ but the historical area is far from scary. Except the prices of new houses.. Here’s why:

Up and Coming Cafes

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Tiong Bahru is bustling with increased cafes at almost every street satisfying cravings for every sweet tooth and every coffee lover’s fix. The cosy design and layout of the cafes, yummy food plus a cool place to chill are bound to attract not just residents but people from all over Singapore to hang out.


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Tiong Bahru is known for their bakeries with some a history as old as their great grandfather. With a vast selection of bakeries from traditional Chinese to modern French, the people living there are spoilt for choice. Blessed to live at the Tiong Bahru estate to satisfy any cravings too!

Newly Renovated Tiong Bahru Plaza

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Soon to be re-opened, Tiong Bahru Plaza went under renovation last year for a new look. With a cinema and many food joints and retail stores, the mall is easily a choice for dinner plans or shopping without having to head to town.


Tiong Bahru Market

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Nothing beats fresh food like being bought at a wet market in the early mornings. Residents can be seen getting up early to get their fresh groceries for the day at the convenient neighbourhood-friendly market.

Tiong Bahru Park

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Yes, they have their own park! Usually seen with joggers, cyclists and residents strolling, the park is lively with people- even at night.

Cool Playground

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The playground in Tiong Bahru Park is unlike any others. Complete with a large tunnel designed to be a train, merry-go-round, multiple slides and a maze, children of all ages are guaranteed to have fun and laughter while they play.

They Support Art


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The houses there are different from other parts of Singapore as well. In Tiong Bahru, the walls of HDB buildings are not simply painted with one basic colour. They are designed and drawn with all sorts of art, some nostalgic while some displaying cool paintings making it a creative and unique estate.

Good Food

Tiong Bahru Market: Jian Bo Shui Kueh's chwee kueh
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Opened in the 1950s and re-established after renovation in 2005, the Tiong Bahru Market is filled with numerous stalls selling delicious food. Ranging from Chwee Kueh, Fishball Noodles to Char Kway Teow, the market is still standing strong today, doing a good job in satisfying every hungry tummy.

Old School Shoe Cobbler


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Tiong Bahru is an old but well-preserved estate in Singapore. One of the oldest trade in our country is shoe repairs which is unfortunately dying out and soon to be extinct. However, you will be able to find one of the still existing shoe cobblers store in Tiong Bahru.

Old School Music Store

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Another example portraying the lasting heritage and culture of Tiong Bahru is the surviving music store – Curated Records. This old-school music store provides music lovers with cassettes, vinyl records and vintage record players. The best way to go about memory lane, huh?


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