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!