Tiong Bahru: A Journey through Singapore's Oldest Estate

2 Reviews
Tours Culture & history Activities Walking tours Art Culinary & nightlife Reseller exclusions Sightseeing Tours Art & Museums Meet the Locals History & heritage Food & drinks Family-friendly Medium-risk activities Brooklyn Walking Tours

Uncover Tiong Bahru's enchanting blend in a 2-hour guided tour: Explore historic streets, bustling markets, and hidden gems. A vivid journey through Singapore's heritage and flavors.

Our Top Experiences and Tours in Singapore:
If youʻre booking your trip to Singapore last minute, we have you covered. Below are some of the top tours and experiences!
View All Experiences

Highlights

  • Unearth Hidden Stories: Time Travel through Singapore's oldest estate
  • Taste Secrets: Exclusive access to a storied bakery's proprietor
  • Capture the Essence of Singapore's History Through Evocative Street Murals

Description

Embark on a captivating 2-hour journey through Tiong Bahru, Singapore's oldest neighborhood, blending rich history with vibrant contemporary culture. This tour is not just a walk through time but an immersive experience into the heart of local life, where the past and present coalesce. Your adventure in this architectural and culinary gem starts at the Tiong Bahru MRT Station, a gateway to exploring the transformation of Singapore's urban landscape. Itinerary/Main Activity Features: A Stroll Back in Time: Your journey begins at the Tiong Bahru MRT Station, where you'll witness the evolution of Singapore's public housing. From modern flats to charming, low-rise buildings, each step takes you further into the past. Tiong Bahru Wet Market: Dive into the local culture at the bustling wet market. This sensory haven is a microcosm of Singaporean life, with lively stalls offering fresh produce, seafood, and a chance to observe local shopping customs. Tiong Bahru Estate: Discover hidden secrets of the Tiong Bahru Estate, including an air raid shelter, a silent testament to Singapore's wartime history. Yong Siak Street: A fusion of old and new, this street is a treasure trove of traditional shops and modern boutiques, offering everything from vintage finds to gourmet coffee. Secret Bakery Stop: Indulge in a sweet surprise at a local bakery, where traditional Singaporean flavors are given a contemporary twist. The identity of this bakery remains a delightful secret, only to be revealed during the tour. Backstreets and Murals: Wander through lesser-known lanes adorned with murals, capturing the essence of local life and community spirit. Ending the Tour: The tour concludes at the Tiong Bahru Food Centre, a culinary hotspot where you'll sample local snacks and learn the unique Singaporean way of reserving a table. It's not just an end but a beginning to further exploration. You'll find yourself in a prime location to continue your adventure in Singapore, whether it's more food tasting, shopping, or simply soaking up the local atmosphere. This tour doesn't include a hotel drop-off, offering you the flexibility to explore more of what Tiong Bahru and its surroundings have to offer.

Includes

English Speaking Guide Local cake at a storied bakery Snack and a drink at the Tiong Bahru Food Centre

Important Information

  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended, as the tour involves a fair amount of walking through various neighborhoods. This experience involves visiting bustling marketplaces; guests should be prepared for the sensory intensity of these environments. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions or allergies in advance, as we'll strive to accommodate your needs during the tasting sessions. Photography is encouraged. The tour may include brief periods of standing, so it may not be suitable for guests with mobility issues. Children are welcome, but the tour is best suited for those interested in cultural and historical exploration.

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

Gallery

Book Now!

My Lists

Create New Guide

OR

Mini Guides
Arrow

Login to create your guides for Singapore.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide

Cancel

Cancel

Create & Share your own Guide to Singapore with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section

Lists

We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Singapore is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Singapore

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Singapore