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Joo Chiat/Katong

Singapore 427585, Singapore
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Evening Food and Cultural Tour of Joo Chiat
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Singapore Heritage Tour: Peranakan Museum, Spice Garden and Food Tasting
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Immerse yourself in Peranakan culture on your visit to Katong and Joo Chiat, and also enjoy its wealth of good food and cultural heritage.
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  • Average12%
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Singapore 427585, Singapore
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"terrace houses"
in 5 reviews
"east coast road"
in 4 reviews
"pre war"
in 3 reviews
"popiah"
in 2 reviews
"kaya toast"
in 2 reviews
"shops and cafes"
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"curry puffs"
in 2 reviews
"hawker centre"
in 3 reviews
"enclave"
in 4 reviews
"shophouse"
in 14 reviews
"heritage"
in 6 reviews
"peranakan"
in 17 reviews
"architecture"
in 13 reviews
"chinese"
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"expatriates"
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"ornate"
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"century"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn’t especially make a trip to view it. But, if you happens to be on the eastern side of the island, this area is quaint. Has lots of restaurants and shops.

Thank Seok Ting C
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Bit about the background of this place- This was place was once filled with coconut plantations and used as a weekend retreat by wealthy city dwellers, Katong developed into a residential suburb by the early 20th century. It became populated by a growing English-educated middle...More

Thank Mriganke T
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for a local experience that’s the right place. Nice little shophouses, terrasse to sit for a local coffee and meal but also few western options. Shopping wise lots a cool books, plants kind of chilled options. Enjoy!

Thank Matiloe
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We just wandered using the lonely plant guide tour all morning. Saw Hindu festival, Chinese temple , met and talked with friendly locals. Beautiful houses. Best visit to Singapore yet. Great district to stay in and visit.

Thank Ewa J
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

i made a time to specially check this area as i love facades and architecture, highly recommended to check out if you are like me :)

Thank Kenny G
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

It is difficult to arrive by MRT, but is a really nice quarter that you should visit. Houses are very nice and the neighborhood too

Thank Carlosmarbella
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

This area is definitely one of the best areas in Singapore to hunt for good food, especially Vietnamese food. There is a big community of Vietnamese living here. Food is absolutely delicious, prices are reasonable and it is very near the city centre too. There...More

1  Thank Danny T
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I have been staying in this area for the past 8 years. When I first came here it was a bit seedy but it has been gentrified over the years and continues to be so. I like it here because it still retains a local...More

1  Thank John A
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

A very local area filled with bars, restaurants and cafes. Evening is filled with locals and expatriates chatting and hanging around. Morning is another quiet scene. You'll find hainanese chicken rice and black chilli crab, and kaya toast to eat. Katong Square and i12 Katong...More

1  Thank YarraRiver
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Joo chiat area is a food haven....Where the locals go....and bit out from the tourist areas though Main hotels in the area are a grand mercury roxy and holiday inn express katong ....

1  Thank Julian F
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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
...More
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thegetawaygurl
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Response from Matiloe |
More than safe, cheaper than in the center and great local experience. Might not be easy to reach the center on and everyday base but for a short trip it’ll do the job.
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