Housing in Singapore

Past,Present,Future

Tiong Bahru

Tiong Bahru Estate is one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore. It was the first project undertaken by the Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT), a government body administered by the British colonial authority, to provide for mass public housing in Singapore. The estate consists of about 30 apartment blocks with a total of over 900 units. The apartment blocks are made up of two to five-storey flats and the units are assorted three to five-room apartments.It is built in the 1930s.



Interview Questions:

1. Where is your favourite place in Tiong Bahru?

2.Do you have any memories in Tiong Bahru?

3.How have you been living in Tiong Bahru?

4.What do you think about the changes made in Tiong Bahru over the past years?

5.What are the facilities in the neighbourhood?


Interview 1:

1. Potato cafe near Yong Siak

2.The fun and happiness in the past even if life was hard.

3.12 years

4.In the past, housing in Tiong Bahru is poor, there is less facilities and amenities.There were mostly shophouses in the past.

5.Tiong Bahru library


Interview 2:

1.Hawker Centre

2.One of the alley in Tiong Bahru.

3.10 years

4.In the past,there are older facilities and amenities.Now, the facilities are newer as they rebuild them.

5.Tiong Bahru park


Interview 3:

1.Tiong Bahru park

2.The life in the past when they sleep in the market,

3.Since the day he was born

4.In the past, people are not allowed to start a business and open shops.

5.Tiong Bahru market