Thursday, March 21, 2013

Retro Tiong Bharu in Singapore

Tiong Bharu in Singapore impressed me as a pleasant place with a nice retro charm. This place has chic cafes, book stores and antique shops mixed with some old brand chinese kopitiams, seemingly detached from the rest of busy fast paced Singapore. While every investor and his dog comes to Singapore looking for slick modern condos in CBD areas like Marina Bay, Orchard, Tanjung Pagar and the Raffles/City Hall area, I'd more than settle for these 1960s charming walk up apartments in Tiong Bharu.

We have similar places in KL as well, namely Changkat Bukit Bintang and parts of Tiong Nam, Imbi and Brickfields. If there are efforts to maintain the area, we'd reach the status of Tiong Bharu as a new expat enclave.


apex property investment said...

I would definitely like to see the enclave at Jalan Nagasari area being brought to life with exciting boutique shops and road closure for pasar malam. More trees would be welcomed too!

sinleong said...

that would be nice :) but currently the area is popular with migrant workers. hygiene is not too high on their priority :(