Tanglin Halt Travel Guide

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Tanglin Halt Things to Do

  • Tanglin Halt: Old Styled Coffee Shops

    Tanglin Halt is one of the few places in Singapore where you can still see the old styled coffee shops like the ones shown in the photographs. These are places where locals love to hang-out and try their favourite local food. The food at these coffee shops are very cheap (less than US$4 per meal) and most of the locals can communicate in English...

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  • Biopolis

    The Biopolis is a modern bio-medical hub in Singapore which I currently work in. The tall buildings here are integrated together by sky bridges and form the shape of a DNA. There are also many cafes, food court and other eateries and pubs here, as well as a big fish pond and park. It is very easy to get to Biopolis, simply take the MRT sub-way and...

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  • Portsdown Road Area

    The Portsdown Road area in Singapore is famous for its beautiful and huge British colonial residential houses which are now rented for expatriates to stay. This place also has huge fields and greenery is all over. It is a must visit if you are interested to experience something different in Singapore.

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  • Tanglin Halt: Park

    Like many other places in Singapore, the Tanglin Halt area is filled with trees, greenery and a park located next to the railway line. The park has a jogging/cycling track as well as a playground.

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  • Tanglin Halt: Shophouses

    The 2 storey shophouses at Tanglin Halt are among some of the oldest shophouses in Singapore. Everyday, you will see many local people coming here to buy groceries and do other daily staff. This is a good place to have a first hand experience of the local Singapore culture.

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  • Tanglin Halt: HDB residential flats

    The Housing Development Board (HDB) residential flats are among some of the oldest flats in Singapore, and coming here is like going back to Singapore many years ago. More photos of these flats are at the travelogue section of this VT page. By the way, HDB is a government linked statutory board in Singapore which builds residential flats in...

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Tanglin Halt Restaurants

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    by victorwkf Updated Mar 1, 2007

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    There are 2 huge hawker food centres at Tanglin Halt which sell all kinds of delicious local food and drinks. The signboards are in English and the locals can communicate in English very well, so you should come and try out the good and experience life in an old residential area of Singapore. Food are cheap and should cost less than US$4 per meal.

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Tanglin Halt Transportation

  • Tanglin Halt: Going by car

    If you are driving to Tanglin Halt from the city, you can take the Ayer Rajah Expressway and go out at the Buona Vista exit near to the National University Hospital. Another way is to take the Pan Island Expressway and exit at Farrer Road. There is several big car parks at Tanglin Halt which are mostly empty most of the time, so it will be easy...

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  • Tanglin Halt: Going by bus & MRT train

    If you are taking the MRT sub-way train, the nearest station to alight would be the Commonwealth station and the Tanglin Halt area is just next to the station (very convenient). As for local buses, you can take SBS bus number 62 from the city area directly to Tanglin Halt.

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Tanglin Halt Off The Beaten Path

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    by victorwkf Updated Mar 1, 2007

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    The railway from Singapore to Malaysia runs pass Tanglin Halt, and you can see the railway track just next to the Tanglin Halt park.

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Tanglin Halt Favorites

  • Views from the Biopolis

    The Biopolis (a research hub across the road from Buona Vista MRT station) offers great views of the surrounding areas because the buildings here at high up.I have posted some photos at the travelogue section of this VT page, which I took from the Biopolis since I am currently working there.

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  • Tanglin Halt: Corridor areas

    One of the interesting things about the old HDB residential flats at Tanglin Halt is the narrow corridor areas on the ground floor (see photo) of the taller flats. This is usually a meeting place for neighbours and visitors :)

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  • Tanglin Halt: Architecture

    The architecture of many of the old HDB residential flats at Tanglin Halt date back to many years ago (in the 1960s) when Singapore became independent and start building many of such flats for the local population. These flats have been gradually replaced by new ones in many other areas, but Tanglin Halt have survived till now.

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