Passed by a couple of times and was intrigued by this new boutique hotel that doesn’t really look very new. Well I only started noticing the rooftop pool quite recently, so perhaps it’s an old refurbished building?
I decided to check out the official website of the hotel to find out more and I came upon it’s interesting history page with a whole write-up about Tiong Bahru and even recommendations of the best food. Of course I never go by the official hotel websites, and I always check tripadvisor first. Just so you know it’s number 77 on Tripadvisor out of 250, and you can read the reviews here. The location has been praised for being away from the busy city, but the rooms have been deemed tiny but comfortable. I looked at the travellers’ photos and the infinity pool looks interesting, especially with that view of the traffic.
History of Tiong Bahru
Once the choice locale for the upper class, a place where the rich and powerful lingered…….all its streets are named after Chinese pioneers of bygone days…..one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore, built in the 1930s.
Gastronomy in Tiong Bahru
Built in 1930s Tiong Bahru Estate is one of the oldest housing estate in Singapore. Many will still remember the brilliant sounds of singing birds along the traditional kopitiams, where bird lovers gathered every morning over coffee and tea……
Popular Food Centres and Eateries
Hainanese Curry Rice
The old-world item is fast to eat but slow to cook. And it’s more famous chicken-rice cousin, it is not to be found on China’s Hainan Island but only at 57 Enghoon Street #01-88 right behind the hotel
Hong Kong Jin Tian Eatery House
Popular Charsiew / Roast Duck Rice / Roast Pork at Enghoon Street Blk 58 #01-15 just around the corner
Yong Tau Hu
Beancurd eating house just along Tiong Poh Road
Tiong Bahru Food Market
Teochew Fish Porridge 02-73
Kampong Carrot Cake 02-53
Teck Seng Soya Bean Milk 02-69
Joo Chiat Kim Choo 02-49
Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee 02-01
Tiong Bahru Curry Noodle 02-23
Lor Mee 178 02-58
Yuan Ji Fishball Noodle, 02-72
7 Original Tiong Bahru Fishball 02-20
Tiong Bahru Mian Jian Kueh 02-34
Also couldn’t help noticing the display of the Singapore flags as National Day approaches. Somehow when I see flags displayed at commercial establishments, they seem neutral, but less so with homes. My thoughts about this phenomenon where in our country our flags are not neutral. I was compelled to write about it as I visit many expat blogs and they were impressed at how patriotic Singaporeans are. So I felt like I have to present the inside story. I would love to take the complement about patriotism if it were 100% true. I mean that the flags were a true representation of patriotism and they were all proudly put up by the citizens themselves and not just the people from the grass root organizations.