Fascinating Spots in Bukit Merah Every Singaporean Should Visit

There are parts of Singapore where you need to really scratch beneath the surface and explore the highways and byways to discover what they have to offer. That is certainly not the case with Bukit Merah, which has a wealth of options when it comes to wining, dining and relaxing as well as outdoor pursuits. What makes the area particularly fascinating is that there are several distinctive parts, each with their own individual character and attractions.
Bukit Merah, which is Malay for “red hill”, is named after the iron-rich hill that overlooked the area. The hill has become smaller over the years as it made way for the development of Redhill Close and subsequently Henderson Secondary School.

Tiong Bahru

The distinctive Tiong Bahru Market. Credit: EdgeProp Singapore
This estate has become synonymous with hipster bakeries and cafes over recent years, but it has a lot more to offer than that, if sipping caramel lattes while munching artisanal teacakes isn’t your thing. The distinctive art deco-styled market forms a natural hub for the area. The first floor is comprised of a very popular wet market, as well as a fruit, vegetable and flower market. The second floor is where you will find the recently renovated food court. With a layout that sets the stalls and tables around a natural opening onto the green space below, it makes for a pleasantly airy place to dine.
The Tiong Bahru Club Singapura, a dream for curry lovers and people watchers alike. Credit: EdgeProp Singapore
Opposite the market is the Tiong Bahru Club Singapura. Not only is it a fantastic place to cool down with a cold beer, people-watch and take in the endless comings and goings in this vibrant area, it also serves up some of the best Indian cuisine on the island. A little further down, on Seng Poh Road, is the Bakalaki Greek taverna. This recently opened addition to the area provides superb Greek dishes...