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We Love Tiong Bahru


We Love Tiong Bahru


Our Neighbourhoods, Band 8 1. Aufl.

von: Urban Sketchers Singapore

CHF 5.50

Verlag: Epigram Books
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 22.11.2020
ISBN/EAN: 9789810736262
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 96

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<p>Tiong Bahru is Singapore&rsquo;s first public housing estate. Built in the 1930s by the Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT), the original 784 flats, 54 tenements and 33 shops housed over 6,000 people.<br/>Its name is uniquely Singaporean&mdash; &lsquo;tiong&rsquo; is Hokkien for cemetery and &lsquo;bahru&rsquo; is Malay for &lsquo;new&rsquo;&mdash;a reference to the presence of a burial ground in the area before the SIT development.<br/><br/>The neighbourhood was known as a &lsquo;den of beauties&rsquo; in its early years, reputedly because the rich housed their mistresses here. Some of the old remains: the characteristic balconies and staircases of the buildings; its neighbourly spirit; its smallness, which means everything is within walking distance. The return of trendy eateries and modish lifestyle stores has also restored somewhat the allure of its early glamour years.</p>
Urban Sketchers Singapore is an informal group of artists who draw the places they visit, capturing what they see from direct observation on location. See urbansketchers-singapore.blogspot.sg for more details on their sketching sojourns.

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