In this three-part series, we take a look at Tiong Bahru’s next-generation offerings and how the estate has evolved from a pre-war housing estate to one of the most charming and sought-after districts in Singapore. This week, we look at the neighbourhood’s green heritage and how it has inspired a new generation of businesses in the estate.
Stroll around Tiong Bahru and you’ll begin to see why many of its residents feel that it is a natural respite from the city. While an influx of hip cafes and fashionable shops has transformed it into one of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods, the estate still retains a tranquility and quaintness due to its green spaces and laidback atmosphere.
Ms Amy Yap, owner of the One Olive floral boutique at 61 Seng Poh Lane, told Keppellandlive in our new Tiong Bahru Insider video series: “I love to walk around the area. There’s a lot of nature to look at, and the neighbourhood just has a very slow way of enjoying life.”