In The ‘Hood: Tiong Bahru

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After almost 5 months of flying between Singapore and Macau, which immediately followed a long stint in Australia, being grounded in Singapore for a while is a welcome change. It’s easy to get in a rut when your surroundings are familiar though. Fret not, travellers-at-heart, there is always something to be discovered in your own country, even one as tiny as Singapore.

A few weekends ago, I met my friend Bertha in her neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru, Singapore’s oldest housing estate which has evolved over the years to become a hip and modern suburb, peppered with modern cafes, renovated shophouses, and quirky specialty shops. We had breakfast at one of her favourite cafes, took a leisurely walk among the old, white-washed colonial houses, and tried a famous curry chicken road-side stall.

When was the last time you felt like a tourist in your own city/country?

Photos by Arnold Hozana

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