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All reviews laksa east coast road rice dumplings joo chiat rd shop houses peranakan culture lots of shops local food shophouse heritage architecture chinese communities shopping strait facade tunnel
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This is an old district on the East side of Singapore. Many of the houses here were built by the Straits chinese many years ago. They are refurbished now and have more character due the colourful exterior. Furthermore this area is known for its local...More

1  Thank 588phis
Reviewed 2 September 2018

I returned to the Katong District recently for another visit, this time for coffee and ice cream. Timing wasn't the best as it was the middle of the day and really hot and sunny outside. As such we didn't end up doing much in the...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 13 July 2018

During our 1 week long trip to Singapore we stayed at Holiday Inn Katong and had opportunity to explore Katong District. It is well connected to rest of the Singapore with SMRT. There are plenty of restaurants and bars in the area. The list includes...More

Thank vasavapr
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Traveling with 6,9 and 12 year-olds, Katong was a nice respite from the central district, yet it was close enough to see the sites. East coast beach is a great day visit within walking distance. There were plenty of food options for my sometimes adventurous/sometimes...More

1  Thank TesBest
Reviewed 6 July 2018

A good area to see Baba architecture, e.g. junction of East Coast Rd and Joo Chiat Rd (heart of Katong), the shophouses of the Peranakan culture. The Katong District is a fusion of cultures, a heritage town with a blend of old-world charm and modern...More

Thank Wingecarribee
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Have a lovely stroll in the evening at Katong. Loads of things to see and people watch too! There are many restaurants, coffee shops, bars, speciality shops, etc. If you need respite from the heat, just head to the shopping mall.

Thank 306bvt
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Foreigners visiting Singapore may want to drop by East Coast Road. Along the short stretch of road (maybe 800m), you will find all types of cuisine - all neatly lined up in restaurants/cafes along the road. Plus in 112 Katong Mall - situated on same...More

3  Thank Nancy Y
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The newly renovated Katong District has become really popular with the locals and tourists. There are a ton of really nice restaurants that cater to all kinds of people. You will find some really nice boutique bars and some lovely local restaurants. One of the...More

1  Thank PushExplore
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

This area is near airport, and it has literally everything. You can have a nice brunch, do shopping, dinner and go for a drink.

Thank Ramy B
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Cool places with a lot of food, shop houses, hipster coffee shops and bars around. So much peace in the area!

Thank Tùng V
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Joo Chiat
The Joo Chiat area is the traditional home of
Peranakan culture in Singapore, an ethnic group
descending from the blending of Chinese and Malay
families in the 15th century. The neighbourhood is
packed with colourful shops, local characters, and
quiet charm. The main streets overflow with diners
enjoying katong laksa, the signature Peranakan spicy
noodle soup. Signs of youthful entrepreneurship are
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