An abundance of hip cafes, indie boutiques and iconic wall murals make Tiong Bahru a favourite haunt of many local artists, creatives and culture lovers. The area is home to one of Singapore’s oldest housing estates, built in the 1920s and boasting some serious art deco retro charm.

The district still retains lots of its old-school charm but has been transformed over the years into a neighbourhood where the contemporary and the traditional merge in a seamless blend. With a fantastic food market and countless trendy coffee and brunch spots Tiong Bahru really does tick all the boxes for young urbanites.

It’s not just style over substance though – the MRT station is well connected to the CBD (just a 15 minute ride away) and also features a big supermarket, handy shopping precinct and great value food court to ensure everything you need is on your doorstep.

Cove’s Top Picks:
- Tiong Bahru Bakery for Sunday Brunch with great pastries
- Tiong Bahru Wet Market for Fresh Groceries
- Merci Marcel for a Romantic Dinner
- Owl Bar for the occasional party by the pool
- Books Actually for your next page turner

An abundance of hip cafes, indie boutiques and iconic wall murals make Tiong Bahru a favourite haunt of many local artists, creatives and culture lovers. The area is home to one of Singapore’s oldest housing estates, built in the 1920s and boasting some serious art deco retro charm.

The district still retains lots of its old-school charm but has been transformed over the years into a neighbourhood where the contemporary and the traditional merge in a seamless blend. With a fantastic food market and countless trendy coffee and brunch spots Tiong Bahru really does tick all the boxes for young urbanites.

It’s not just style over substance though – the MRT station is well connected to the CBD (just a 15 minute ride away) and also features a big supermarket, handy shopping precinct and great value food court to ensure everything you need is on your doorstep.

Cove’s Top Picks:
- Tiong Bahru Bakery for Sunday Brunch with great pastries
- Tiong Bahru Wet Market for Fresh Groceries
- Merci Marcel for a Romantic Dinner
- Owl Bar for the occasional party by the pool
- Books Actually for your next page turner