34. Tiong Bahru
Notable Businesses: Kah Mee Optical Co., Flea & Trees, Foodie Market Place, Books Actually, Open Door Policy, Stranglets, Books Actually
With a detailed history dating back to the 1930s, the neighborhood is a mixture of old and young, foreigners and locals. Tiong Bahru has always been known for its specialty shops, such as Kah Mee Optical Co., which is famous for making thick, black-rimmed glasses. Design professor Terence Yeung opened Fleas and Trees where he sells designs gathered from all over the world. Specialty shops aside, Tiong Bahru is best known for food, and the Foodie Market Place provides grub from all over the globe. Restaurants like the Por Kee Eating House and Open Door Policy show off the culinary arts.