Shopping in Singapore’s Tiong Bahru is a Unique Experience

A good dose of shopping in Singapore’s Tiong Bahru is a great way to immerse in what this offbeat estate has to offer. As it boasts quaint streets brimming with rows of colourful shophouses and Art Deco buildings home to really unique boutiques, you will instantly feel rewarded with a wonderful shopping experience. Here, we showcase some of the timeless gems you can stumble upon in this cool neighbourhood. 

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One Olive

Jam-packed with quirky and vintage wares as well as a versatile mix of handmade decorative items, One Olive is a bespoke floral shop, which inspires you to dress up your home with an exquisite floral arrangement or artisanal bouquet. While the products are exquisite, the space itself is also really Instagram-worthy!

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If you’re all about quirky, designer furnishings, pop by Strangelets, a quaint little nook in Tiong Bahru, where you will be sure to find unique gifts for your home and your loved ones. Think an eclectic mix of items such sculptural jewellery, quirky lamps and posh scented candles and soaps among many other intriguing finds. 

nana & bird

With a beautifully curated collection of independent designer clothing, unique jewellery, bags, accessories and home decorations, the ever-fascinating multi-label nana & bird shop can satisfy even the most pretentious shoppers. If you want to discover unique products that are not generally found in other shops around the island, head down and do take some time to explore this shop at your own pace.

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Woods in the Books

Specialising in picture books for all ages, Woods in the Books is definitely considered an institution in Singapore. Just let yourself enjoy the picturesque and whimsical atmosphere and browse through the shop’s comprehensive collection of books. You can also expect to find drawings, paintings and prints that can make for lovely gifts.

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Books Actually

With Books Actually it’s always love at first sight, as this intimate indie bookshop has been pampering avid readers for years. There’s a nice selection of books, illustrated books, children’s books, and tons more goodies such as unique stationary you can purchase from this awesome nook in Tiong Bahru.

Tiong Bahru Plaza

Tiong Bahru Plaza has been on the radar of shoppers for many years, but with the recent makeover, this popular mall is truly redefining anyone’s shopping and eating experience. Not only does it look sleeker, but the mall is also brimming with more shops and eateries, keeping you busy for hours.

Need more energy to shop? Don’t forget to grab your cuppa at these funky Tiong Bahru cafes while you are in the neighbourhood as well!

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