Thir­ties Pinup

LUXE City Guides - Singapore - - Tiong Bahru -

Avoid Mon­days in this groovy her­itage hip­ster hood, when most places are closed. Start at Tiong Poh Rd, then de­tour right into Eng Hoon St for a cuppa Joe and a crois­sant at #56 Tiong Bahru Bak­ery (see Coffee & Cake). Pop for a nonon­sense pum­mel at #57 Ori­en­tal Tra­di­tional Ther­apy (see Spa) and in the same block is We Need a Hero / 6222 5590 / we­needa­hero.sg / for men’s bar­net trim­ming. Next door is White Can­vas Gallery / white­can­vas-gallery.com / rep­ping paint­ing and sculp­ture, along with De­gios Art / de­giosart. com / to swoon over owner Giuseppe’s eclec­tic, per­sonal cache of Asian tex­tiles, furny and knick-knacks. Cross the road for pre-loved finds at #69 Clothes Cu­ra­tor / 6438 9622 / al­ter­ation avail. / clothes­cu­ra­tor.com / then nip down Chay Yan St to Seng Poh Lane. Be­spoke blooms and chic home­wares await at #61 One Olive / 6779 3543 / one­o­live.net / then re­fuel on caramelly Cham­pagne ribs at Teochew food shack Por Kee Eat­ing House (see Rest/re­laxed) be­fore con­tin­u­ing onto Seng Poh Rd. Swing left, walk to the end, note Ps.café Pe­tit / 9226 7088 / pscafe.com / for yum take­out pizza and vino. Bear left, then right into Chay Yan St and onto Yong Siak St. Di­rectly opp. is Plain Vanilla Bak­ery / 8363 7614 / plain­vanilla.com / for cup­cakes and bikes to rent plus #3 Woods In The Books / 6222 9980 / woodsinthe­books.sg / sell­ing beau­ti­fully il­lus­trated tomes for kids. At #7 is Stran­glets / 6222 1456 / strangelets.sg / packed with small batch de­sign items and m/w ac­ces­sories, while next door is in­die bib­lio­phile dar­ling Books Ac­tu­ally / 6222 9195 / book­s­ac­tu­ally.com / and at #19 Open Door Pol­icy / 6221 9307 / odpsin­ga­pore.com / is a plush ban­quet­ted boîte serv­ing tasty global bites. Note op­po­site at #74 is top java joint 40 Hands (see Coffee). Ta-dah!

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