2i1 Group E ( Lukas , Haziq , Chong Le , Z , Wina )

Tiong Bahru Housing Estate

Tiong Bahru is one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore. It was the first project undertaken by the Singapore Improvement Trust, a government body administered by the British colonial authority, to provide for mass public housing in Singapore.

The National Heritage Board (NHB) launched the Tiong Bahru Heritage Trail on 14 April 2013 as part of our ongoing efforts to bring heritage closer to the community by raising awareness of the places where we live, work, study and play in. Featuring 10 heritage markers, this trail has been designed to bring you through Tiong Bahru's old architectural buildings, as well as other significant sites that residents of Tiong Bahru hold close to their hearts.

Tiong Bahru means "New Cemetery". Till the 1920s, it was an area dotted with many cemeteries. They were new as opposed to the established cemeteries in Chinatown. The present day Tiong Bahru Rd. was at onetime called " Burial Ground Rd". In 1925 this area was declared unsanitary and designated for improvement. The SIT (S'pore Improvement Trust) cleared out the squatters and moved the graves and then filled in and levelled the area.
They feel the tiong bahru is important to them as it holds many memories. They feel that they belong there, as the people in tiong bahru are very friendly.