Katong District
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LewyP
181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Fabulous to explore and experience.
Great little markets restaurants, bakeries and bars
Close to shopping centres
Really unique part of Singapore
Written 3 June 2023
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Off their P
Manchester, UK3,951 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
For many years, we had stayed in the centre of the city and most often in Clarke Quay. . Whilst this definitely has its appeal we won’t be staying there anymore as we’ve discovered a new and interesting area.

The hotel was bang in the middle of it and we loved it. public transport isn’t the best we getting into the centre but taxis and buses are frequent and I believe they are building an MRT station nearby. The bars, restaurants and shops are unique and have their own charm in amongst historic buildings, this really is an interesting place and we are looking forward to getting back as soon as possible.
Written 6 March 2023
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anton2010Aus
Singapore172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Yesterday I travelled to Katong synonymous with Peranakan cuisine, particularly a spicy Straits Chinese noodle soup called Katong Laksa. The dish has become infamous in the region and walls inside the famous retreat are adorned with articles from publications also Katong has over the years been known for its blend of colourful shophouses, diverse dining options, and cool indie retail stores.

I have to say Katong is most certainly one of the coolest neighbourhoods I have visited since being here and one which I will certainly explore further.
Written 21 February 2023
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ManngaDua
Singapore, Singapore497 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Solo
I love this area. They preserve the traditional houses and no tall building or huge malls are found there. It is rather quiet residential area and small shops are near by.
It is close to where I live and this is my favorite walking spots.
Hope they will not change the way they are.

Written 18 February 2021
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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore12,820 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Katong is the name of an exotic sea turtle which is now extinct. After the First World War, this area became an affluent place to live and a popular choice among the emerging middle class. It used to be close to the sea until land reclamation took place.
1) A good starting point for a walk along East Coast Road in Katong district would be Kuo Chuan Ave with its black and white conservation houses. However it is now cordoned off for residents only.

2) At 150 East Coast Road, on the wall on the side of Yong’s Teochew Kueh is a mural titled "Turtle Cape" showing a large turtle swimming on a blue wall. Further down is a row of 11 unique single-storey shophouses, an adaptation of the Anglo-Malay bungalows. With the coastline so close by, each of these houses have a staircase in front so that the living quarters were built on raised ground as a form of protection against the rising tides. The lower basements are likely to be storerooms for excess furniture. One owner told me that she converted the basement into three more bedrooms.

3) The Katong Antique House has lovely Japanese tiles decorating its exterior.

4) Santa Grand Hotel is adorned in Peranakan style maintaining its conservation status. Inside are two tiles that echo the delicate designs of Nonya porcelainware. These tiles are based on Chinese motifs with phoenix among peonies. For Chinese Peranakans, the Phoenix is very auspicious while peony is known as “the king of the flowers”. The green shapes represent “scholar’s rocks” which are often found in Chinese gardens.

5) Around the corner from Peranakan Culture, there is second mural titled “Decorative Tiles”. Along the yellow walls of the narrow alley are very colourful tiles painted in the shape of a pair of wings. The tiles here are meant to reflect the Peranakan culture as many affluent Peranakan shophouses are adorned with decorative tiles in the exterior unlike western decorative tiles which are displayed indoor. With the TV series called The Little Nonya, the film set featured authentic Peranankan style and revived an interest in the decorative tiles.

6) At the back alley of Rumah Bebe is another mural of a row of dancing ladies wearing the traditional Nonya Kebaya. There are also some other traditional motifs often used in Peranakan decor, like the peony flower and the Chinese-style lion.
7) The fourth mural is at the back of Kim Choo Kueh Chang store depicting a girl dressed in the Nyonya Kebaya holding up some balloon dumplings against a white wall.

8) Built in 1920s, the Red House is a conserved building once used to house an old-time bakery selling confectionery to the residents in the area and is now occupied by a bakery and café “Micro” selling sourdough bread and pastry.

9) The former Joo Chiat Police Station is conserved and is now a part of Hotel Indigo. The hotel features a unique modern design inspired by the Peranakan culture, paying homage to the heritage of this lively neighbourhood.

10) Built back in 1928 and restored to its former glory, Rumah Bebe embodies Peranakan culture at its finest. It is lavishly decorated with exquisite chinaware, one-of-a-kind handcrafted beaded shoes, racks of kebayas and all things Peranakan. They provide guided in-house tour to explain the Peranakan way of life. The exterior of these shophouses should also be admired. Although the pilasters are based on European architecture, the pilasters are covered with flowers particular to this region. Below the windows are ornate panels with flower motifs reflecting Chinese style of decoration.

11) There are many cafes and coffee shops offering a wide varieties of food here. At Katong Shopping Centre, there is a well known boneless Hainanese chicken rice stall in the food court and another shop selling banana pies and other pastries.

However it is recommended that the walk should not be done on a Monday as many shops are closed on that day.
Written 1 January 2021
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Bernie T
330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Katong has many buildings of distinctive architecture. Take a stroll down East Coast Rd. You can't miss the bright red building that was established in 1925. It was one of the first bakeries known as Katong Bakery & Confectionery. Look out for Rumah Bebe. Admire the Peranakan architecture. Turn into Koon Seng Rd for a row of brightly coloured terrace houses. Don't miss some of the ornate facade. Selfie addicts love this place. After so much walking, be sure to pop into one of the eateries in Katong for a scrumptious meal.
Written 22 January 2020
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Speedbird747
Weybridge, UK615 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
If you've been to Singapore a lot and want something a little different from the glitz of downtown then the Katong district offers something different.

From eclectically coloured older houses which are begging to be photographed to a good mix of restaurants and cafes, this is a nice area to take a stroll around and then get some refreshments.
Written 5 November 2019
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snoopymicmic
japan21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
There are many local eateries along Tg Katong Road. From 5 p.m. the place becomes busier to serve the dinner crowds. There are some fruit shops along the street and we tasted great durians at a shop called My Durian which is a well lighted shop. We saw some foreigners living locally who bring their friends to introduce local fruits and also durians. There are great durians from Pahang Malaysia which is delicious for both locals and probably an experience tasting this exotic fruit for the foreigners.
Written 8 September 2019
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Flower53_10
Tbilisi, Georgia1,748 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Keatong district became very popular recently and you can guess why. Very beautiful houses around, which are popular with locals, lots of nice restaurants, massage places, etc.
The places to visit here are the Eurasian Community House in Tanjong Keatong, the Beautiful Hindu Temple, the Rumania Bebe PTE- shop selling paranakan traditional food, clothes and crafts, 328 Katong Laksa restaurant- a must to try the best laksa in Singapore and to finish the busy day, visit the Feet Heaven for the best foot massage ever.
Written 18 August 2019
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div106
New Delhi, India498 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
Katong District houses a array of restaurants, road side eateries and multi-cuisines. One must visit the place to have a feel of the Singapore local culture as well as the melting pot of various cultures and cuisines.
Written 28 December 2018
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