We dare say Tiong Bahru estate is one of the most charming estates in Singapore. It is a rojak of all things old and new – go from seeing a unique facade of old HDBs to visiting the independent art galleries, or perhaps from eating at the Tiong Bahru Food Centre packed with delicious hawker foods, to the modern cafés around the area for tea time – all within a 30 minutes walk. Besides these, surprise yourself with interesting happenings every now and then. Find residents opening up the first floor of their homes for occasional garage sales, or perhaps even calligraphy classes for both the old and young. There’s always something new to discover with each trip to this quiet estate.
In the time of coronavirus, crowded places – here's looking at you, supermarkets of Singapore – are a definite no-go zone. This makes daily routine things like commuting on the train a little more difficult. However, it doesn't mean that you have to quarantine yourself at home and never step out of the home. Here are some not-so-crowded places in Singapore you can go to for fun – just remember to wash your hands at all times!