Telok Ayer Street
Telok Ayer Street
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This is Singapore's historic original waterfront zone.
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Neighbourhood: Central Area/City Area
How to get there
  • Telok Ayer • 2 min walk
  • Raffles Place • 6 min walk

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WanderingGal
London16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
One of my favourite streets, and surrounding areas in Singapore. Representative of Singapore's mix of history (shop houses, boards telling you about migration and trade that made this area); Buddhist, Taoist, Islamic and Christian places of worship; hawker centres and street food (there's also Maxwell Road Hawker Centre round the corner); greenery, including at Telok Ayer Park; and of course the buzzing hub of finance, industry and government, with skyscrapers, law chambers, and the imposing Ministry of National Development offices, and an avant-garde art gallery next door.
Among the many things I did here on three separate visits, was have a wonderful Xinjiang meal at Restaurant Aisyah, and contemplate life in the midst of a rain shower-- in the atmospheric Thian Hock Keng temple dedicated to Mazu, the sea goddess.
Written 4 September 2022
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eVe 🇸🇬🇸🇬🇸🇬
Singapore, Singapore1,214 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Lined with pre-war shophouses and religious buildings, I always find something new to explore in Telok Ayer whenever I am here.

Telok Ayer Street used to face the original seafront and served as docking bay for the boats and sampans of early immigrants.

The famous Thiam Hock Keng Temple is exquisite in its architecture. There is a wishing well within the temple compound. Next to the temple is the Former Nagore Dargah erected by the Chulia community,

Amoy Street Hawker Centre is located near the entrance to Ann Siang Hill and is one of the popular food centre in Singapore. It is famous for their meat dumplings, lor mee, zi char etc.

Nearest MRT - Telok Ayer Station (blue downtown line)
Written 9 November 2023
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Heng How N
Singapore, Singapore7,451 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
This is just a small stretch of road about 800m long surround by many attractions, restaurants & offices. It starts from Church St (Singapore River) crosses Cross St, Boon Tat St, Amoy St/McCallum St and ends at Cecil St. It can be reached by many public transport with many buses ply along this street and also the mrt - Telok Ayer Station (DT18), Raffles Place Station (EW14/NS26) and Tanjong Pagar (EW15).
Along this street you can visit Fuk Tat Chi Museum, Far East Square (offices/restaurants), Nagore Dargah shine, Taoist Mission temple, Thian Hock Keng Temple, Singapore Musical Box Museum, Masjid Al-Abrar, Amoy Stree Food Centre, Siang Cho Keong Temple & Telok Ayer Park.
You can also go through Ann Siang Hill Park to go to Club St and China Town.
Written 13 June 2018
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alhasan1909
Lahore, Pakistan1,045 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
This street has the second best hawker center in Singapore in my opinion known as Lau Pa Sat. The street is technically in the Outram area but is very different from the Chinatown area. It has the iconic Shop houses beautifulfly restored surrounded by giantic Financial buildings during lunch hours you'll see a lot of people in suits walking around or having lunch. There are also some amazing Boutique cafes, bars, bakeries and restaurants on or near the street. We visited a bunch of times just to try different foods definitely worth a visit.
Written 10 December 2019
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Wayne T
Christchurch, New Zealand69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
In the evening the food halls from the market spill out onto the street where you can get the best satay around for only a few dollars. Beer or drinks are brought to your table. Lots of choices inside the old market building if you don't like satay or want to go vegetarian.
Written 7 January 2016
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Your Travel Buddy SG
Singapore, Singapore31,992 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
Very old location of the original central district. There is a temple that’s located here. Understand that the temple used to face the sea. Can see how much land Singapore has reclaimed over the years.

Some very nice architecture here and lots of eateries these days located along the old shop houses.
Written 21 June 2019
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Ade
Singapore, Singapore214 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
I recently learnt that in the 18th century, this street used to be the Singapore coast line. Which is why the street name in Malay means Water Bay. You can see the traces of history here with the old temples and mosque, and shrine build by the early settlers. I love how this area is a harmony between cultures and times. It still has old shop houses preserved by the goverment. Which now functions as modern bars and restaurants. If you are taking MRT, you can alight at Telok Ayer station (Downtown line) and walk until the end of the street where you can find the famous Amoy street food centre.
Written 23 November 2018
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Global18970
35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Interesting area of old buildings that is worth walking around for local flavor. I found a guide map for tourists from the government that gave some detail about particular buildings.
Written 1 May 2005
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Sherin N
102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
A short walk from Chinatown. It has a gigantic hawker center. For those who don’t know what a hawker center is, it is like a huge food court. U can find an array of stalls serving all kinds of Asian food at cheap prices. Inside the hawker center there’s a fixed stall that sells drinks & another for desserts. We bought different food from different stalls (Peking duck, noodles, rice, Indian chicken tikka, lentil & chickpea curry, naan bread, & skewers of chicken, shrimp & beef. We enjoyed eating together & sampling the delicious variety. Sticky mango rice pudding was a sweet end to our meal.
Written 13 July 2019
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David S
Sydney, Australia105 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015
This is a pleasant environment with lots of cuisine choices. Most places had a good menu with reasonable prices. A huge structure covered the entire street provide escape from the heat and any rain.

A had a good look around and decided where I wanted to eat but couldn't get served at 2 locations. Both had signs to say wait to be seated but no one was interested in seating me. In there defence, it was towards the end of a very busy lunch service but rather frustrating at the same time.

In general, a pleasant atmosphere with great choices but I wouldn't go out of my way to get their either.
Written 2 November 2015
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