My Tiong Bahru Heritage Tour [English] (5 February 2023, 10am)

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My Tiong Bahru Heritage Tour [English] (5 February 2023, 10am)

Take a walk around Singapore's only conserved housing estate!

When and where

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Location

Tiong Bahru CC (in front of General Office) 67A Eu Chin Street Singapore, 169715 Singapore

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About this event

About this event

Take a walk around Singapore's only conserved housing estate with our volunteer guides to explore the pre-war and post-war architecture and learn about the culture and arts, food and romance, as well as intriguing people and stories associated with this charming and picturesque neighbourhood.

This tour includes an exclusive visit to Singapore's first communal civilian air raid shelter in a residential estate, which saved and gave lives during the war years in 1941-42. What stories lie behind this charming conservation neighbourhood dating back to the 1930s? Who are these streets named after?

Explore the charming corners, picturesque alleys and great food offerings of Tiong Bahru with our heritage guides! Each of our walks is guided by our passionate and experienced volunteers, some of whom have lived in or around Tiong Bahru for many years. Walk with us and learn more about the rich heritage of Singapore's oldest public residential estate - from stories of prominent pioneer community leaders such as Tan Tock Seng and Tan Kim Cheng, to residents who were born in the air raid shelter during World War II, to religion and rituals, culture and food, and more.

Who should come?

• Everyone is welcome to participate in this exciting tour!

Duration & Meeting Place

• Approximate Duration: 2.5 hours

• Language: English

• Please meet at Tiong Bahru Community Centre (in front of the General Office) 15 minutes before the start of the tour.

• The tour will end at the Tiong Bahru Air Raid Shelter.

• The tour will proceed rain or shine.

What to bring?

• Wear a mask, comfortable clothes and suitable shoes.

• Bring along hand sanitiser, insect repellent, EZ-Link card, a bottle of water and an umbrella.

• If you have earphones with a standard 3.5mm audio jack, please bring them along (for radio guides during the tour).

• Asthmatic individuals are encouraged to bring their inhaler.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

• Participants must be fully vaccinated to attend our tours.

• Mask wearing is optional.

• Please do not sign up for the tour if you are unsure of your schedule. Our volunteers have committed their time to this tour - Your absence is discouraging our volunteers from organising any physical tours.

• You must cancel this ticket if you were unwell and could not turn up.

• Participants who have signed up for the tour but did not turn up will be banned permanently from My Community's future tours.

• Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour for registration.

Disclaimer

• By agreeing to participate in the tour, every participant will be responsible for any injury, loss of damage due to careIessness of other actions on his/her part or that of children under his/her charge.

• It is compulsory for a parent/guardian to accompany any child of or under the age of 12

• Videos and photographs may also be taken during the event. By registering for this event, you give My Community full rights to use the photos for marketing and publicity.

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