Tiong Bahru
Art Deco Treasures
Walking Tour

Tiong Bahru Art Deco Treasures Walking Tour

The tour has 2 options to choose from:

  • 3 hour morning stroll, ending in time for lunch
  • 2 hour evening walk, ending at a venue suitable for pre-dinner drinks

Included is your knowledgable personal guide and small audio listening sets for social distancing.

Jane’s ever popular Tiong Bahru walking tour. Touted as one of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods by Vogue, called “Singapore’s hippest hood” by CNN, and known by locals as one of the most happening areas on the island, everyone loves Tiong Bahru’s old-world charm.

Visiting this quaint neighbourhood, you immediately notice an intriguing mix of old and new. The transformation from swamp to swank began in the 1930s, and some of the landmarks from that era still stand today, including the residential blocks and the first Monkey God Temple dedicated to the main character from the Chinese literary classic Journey to the West.

Our Tiong Bahru walking tour takes us around one of Singapore’s oldest public residential estates to explore pre-war and post-war architecture and learn about the history and stories associated with this charming and picturesque neighbourhood with its rows of quaint art deco buildings.

Discover Tiong Bahru’s rich stories of prominent pioneer community leaders and residents who were born in the air raid shelter during World War II. And, learn about the religion, customs, culture and food unique to the area and to Singapore.

Itinerary of Jane's Singapore Tours
  • Join your guide 15 mins before the tour starts
  • Meet at Bird Corner next to Link Hotel
  • Art Deco blocks of Eng Hoon Street
  • Monkey God Temple
  • Tiong Bahru Market
  • Tiong Bahru Community Centre
  • Seng Poh Garden & Dancing Girl sculpture
  • End at Horseshoe Block no 78
Map Location of Jane's Singapore Tours

Meet your guide at Bird corner beside the Link Hotel

Private Walking Tour: Group size 1 to 6 guests with a personal guide (temporary during phase 2-3)
Mornings: 3 hours 9am-12pm
Evenings: 2 hours 6-8pm
Contact us to change start times
or to use SG Rediscovers Vouchers
3 hrs: SGD $400 1-6 guests
2 hrs: SGD $300 1-6 guests
Please contact us to request a future 2022 tour date
Customer Reviews

Our customers say...

Jessy1533, TripAdvisor
Great Experience

Walking Tour of Tiong Bahru
Lovely tour – great way to spend a weekend. The tour guide was professional, knowledgable and incredibly friendly – sharing both great insights about the area and personal anecdotes. My husband and I really enjoyed the tour as it gave us a deeper appreciation this area of the city!

HappyTraveller, TripAdvisor
Tiong Bahru - highly recommend this tour

Thoroughly enjoyed my walking tour of the beautiful Tiong Bahru. The wonderful guide Lim brought to life the history of this gorgeous neighbourhood, with his depth of knowledge and personal anecdotes. It was a wonderful combination of art, culture and architecture.

I would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to learn more about the history of Singapore. Loved it.

Neef21, TripAdvisor
Tiong Bahru - a quirky gem !

Elaine, with a wealth of knowledge of her beautiful home country and her love for Art Deco and architecture took us through the quaint alleyways, past shophouses and the bustling local food outlets – we even managed to stop and grab a delicious Almond Tart! Hearing the stories behind the beginnings of Tiong Bahru also known as the “new cemetery” was fascinating. Learning the history and seeing the first stand alone “bomb shelter” and the only “air raid” shelter in Singapore gives this beautiful little area an even more reason to come and visit.

Jane and Elaine thank you so much! We had a great evening and very much looking forward to booking our next tour with you.

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