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Trail of the 77-year-old Tiong Bahru estate launched by the National Heritage Board

A trail taking visitors through the untold stories and historical gems of the 77-year-old Tiong Bahru estate was launched by the National Heritage Board (NHB) on Sunday morning.

Featuring 10 markers, spanning 2.5km, the 11th NHB trail includes stops at the Tiong Bahru Market with a history tracing back to 1945, philanthropist Tan Tock Seng's grave and Singapore's first Monkey God temple which was founded in 1920.

Grassroots advisor and Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar GRC Indranee Thurai Rajah said the heritage trail is a platform for members of the community to better understand and appreciate the estate's rich heritage.

"Whether you are a resident who has been living in the estate for decades, or someone who has moved in recently, this trail offers a greater insight into the history of Tiong Bahru, charting its milestones though the war and commemorating memorable sites that hold a significant place in the hearts of many."

This is also the first heritage trail where residents have volunteered to serve as guides. They will serve alongside museum volunteers and student guides from Henderson Secondary School which has adopted the trail for the next two years.