Tiong Bahru Charm [FULL]

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About this walk
Despite the frenetic modernisation taking place in most of Singapore, Tiong Bahru remains an enclave, a throwback to old times. Art Deco apartments pre-date the current government. Owners of mom and pop shops still take time to make small talk and give freebies. The vibe is laid back, much like a kampong or village. Yet, it can’t be denied that Tiong Bahru is undergoing gentrification. Small businesses have closed, pressured by rising rent and competition from their newer, glossier counterparts. Will Tiong Bahru’s charm and soul survive this change? If you grew up knowing this neighbourhood, do you still recognise it in the Tiong Bahru of today? If you are new to Tiong Bahru, do you think it lives up to the hype?

Kindly arrive 15 minutes before the start of the walk so that the walk can begin on time.

Do note that the walking route may contain the following:
  • Kerbs and steps
  • Sidewalks
  • Busy or noisy vehicle traffic
Seniors and children are welcome.

About the walk leader
Isabel Servando is a Pinoy writer who's lived in Singapore 12 years, 8 of them in Tiong Bahru. She used to gush about the neighbourhood so much that friends told her she should be a tour guide. She does this tour out of pure love for Tiong Bahru.

Tiong Bahru Charm is part of Jane's Walk Singapore 2018, an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Jane's Walks encourage people to share stories about their neighbourhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbours. If you are interested to find out more about Jane's Walk or would like to lead a walk in your community, connect with Jane's Walk Singapore via Facebook and Twitter, or email janeswalksg@gmail.com.
  • The event description was updated. Diff#330588 2018-04-13 08:47:32
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Sat May 5, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM SGT
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Tiong Bahru Community Centre (just outside the office)
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Venue Address
67A Eu Chin St, Singapore 169715 Singapore
Jane's Walk Singapore 2018