14 reasons why you’d want to live in Tiong Bahru

Because 14 reasons is better than one.

By Mothership | May 5, 2016

1. With a-MAH-zing coffee at every corner, be spoiled for your daily caffeine fix.

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Not to mention the many cool hip cafes you get to hang out at.

2. All the old school bird cage charm with none of the noise.

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3. White-washed walls? Nah. Wall art FTW.

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We’ve goat no reason to kid you.

4. Charming coconut trees for that beach holiday feel.

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5. Delicious and Instagram worthy food which is also light on the wallet.

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Hungry already.

6. Pretty and exotic pastries with 150 years of heritage right at your doorstep.

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Never mind if cannot pronounce kouign – just point.

7. The only place in Singapore where you use planes and ships to describe the homes.

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This pre-dates the HDB!

These pre-war Aeroplane blocks and pre-HDB porthole buildings gives the place so much character.

8. Vinyl – hundreds of this comeback kid of the record world curated just for you.

 

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In case you think this only appeals to baby boomers, vinyl is actually enjoying a revival thanks to growing interest from the millennials.

9. A quaint little bookshop to pick up the best local reads – no 10-year series please – to go with that afternoon cuppa.

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10. No need to jostle with the gym crowd – plenty of space to de-stress here.

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11. Discover interesting nooks and crannies during your walks.

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12. A suburban mall means shopping convenience without having to head downtown.

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13. Move over dragon playground, Tiong Bahru’s locomotive invokes the Wild Wild West.

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14. Take the nearby MRT train, one of the many buses or hop onto your bicycle – it’s easy to go places.

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Can you think of even more reasons to stay in Tiong Bahru?

Find out more about Highline Residences at Tiong Bahru here.

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This post fuels Mothership.sg so that our writers can occasionally cycle to Tiong Bahru to eat char kway teow.

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