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Old May 12th, 2005, 10:14 AM   #1
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Pre-war flats @ Tiong Bahru

Does anyone have more info about the flats and how they originally look? And more info about the London flats which insipired the ones in S'pore. Web sites, books, etc? I've just bought a unit... and any recommendations for 30s-50s interior design books?
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Old May 13th, 2005, 12:48 AM   #2
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hi route16

welcome to the forum

I dont know much about the history of these flats except they were built in the 1930s by the SIT...

but I think theyre really cool..especially the old world charm of Tiong Bahru estate

there are many pics of it posted here..have you seen them?
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Old June 28th, 2005, 11:11 AM   #3
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I got tons of pictures would try posting it over the next few days here....
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Old June 28th, 2005, 11:28 AM   #4
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I got tons of pictures would try posting it over the next few days here....
That would be great! I've got myself a apt on Tiong Poh and would be keen to make contact with others who are similarly interested in the estate's architecture and such.
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Old June 28th, 2005, 11:57 AM   #5
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Tiong Bahru Conservation Area



Bounded by Seng Poh Road, Outram Road and Tiong Poh Road, the area was given conservation status on 1 December 2003. It is the first public housing estate in Singapore and comprises 20 blocks of 2- to 5-storey pre-war public housing flats built by the Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT)in the 1930s. There are also the 2-storey Transitional style shophouses along Tiong Bahru Road built in the same period as the flats and the 1- to 4-storey Art Deco style shophouses along Outram Road built in the early 1940s.

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They have a very unique style highly influenced by the Shophouse style, featuring airwells, rear courts and rear staircases. But it also has internal staircases.

Inside is rather confusing and very stuffy in the common areas...

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Old June 28th, 2005, 11:59 AM   #6
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Block 56, junction of Tiong Bahru and Tiong Poh Roads....


Block 57, Eng Hoon Street. You can see the shophouses to the right...


Block 57, the other corner. Most of the blocks here are symmetrical...

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Old June 28th, 2005, 12:02 PM   #7
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The roads in the area are:

Tiong Bahru Road
Seng Poh Road
Seng Poh Street
Tiong Poh Road
Eng Hoon Street
Eng Watt Street
Eu Chin Street
Keng Kiat Street
Sit Wah Road
Guan Chuan Street
Moh Guan Terrace
Yong Siak Street
Chay Yan Street
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Old June 28th, 2005, 12:04 PM   #8
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Internal corner of Block 59, Eng Hoon Street. Note the wavy internal corner...
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noted. the design and colour are so similar... I thought you posted the same pic!
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noted. the design and colour are so similar... I thought you posted the same pic!
Yah... Haha... That makes it rather confusing...



Block 58, Seng Poh Road, facing old site of Tiong Bahru Market. Note the 7-Eleven.....
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Probably, make these conserved flats more interesting... maybe, a backpacker's village!
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I thought I remember reading somewhere before that they wanted to convert some of these old flats in the Tiong Bahru area into budget accomodation.

Heres an overview of the area, seen on the left:
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nice pano. I haven't been there for a long time. Looks like an interesting area to explore.
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Block 59, other internal corner.... Just thought this angle looked nice...


The 'face' of Block 57.... Nice....
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Old June 29th, 2005, 07:23 AM   #15
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I think i'll go easy on the photos...

Or else i'll run out of pics to post soon!
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nice pano. I haven't been there for a long time. Looks like an interesting area to explore.
Thanks..but the pano is getting old..the skyline has changed by now...

I havent actually walked through the area..might be good to walk around
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Old June 29th, 2005, 11:11 AM   #17
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Hang Huo to develop budget hotel in Singapore - 13 August 2003
Hang Huo Enterprise has clinched an S$280,000 tender to convert two blocks of conservation flats in Tiong Bahru, Singapore, into a budget hotel. The China-based company outbid four other parties for the project and plans to invest up to S$30 million to provide over 400 rooms. According to the company's Vice President and Head of Business Development Felix Wee, one of the blocks would be a budget service apartment and the other larger block will be a budget hotel.

http://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4016855.html
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Old June 29th, 2005, 01:21 PM   #18
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No more news???
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Stood in the middle of a road to snap this.....
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Hang Huo to develop budget hotel in Singapore - 13 August 2003
Hang Huo Enterprise has clinched an S$280,000 tender to convert two blocks of conservation flats in Tiong Bahru, Singapore, into a budget hotel. The China-based company outbid four other parties for the project and plans to invest up to S$30 million to provide over 400 rooms. According to the company's Vice President and Head of Business Development Felix Wee, one of the blocks would be a budget service apartment and the other larger block will be a budget hotel.

http://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4016855.html
any pics of the blocks?

are they the ones across the road next to where some older blocks were recently demolished?
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