There is an old saying in Singapore that “Tanglin is gold and Katong is silver”. While this old adage refers to the pertinent question of where to live in Singapore, it also suggests of the rich cultural influences of Joo Chiat / Katong neighbourhood. This neighbourhood is Singapore’s largest architecture conservation district associated with the Malay, Peranakan Straits Chinese and Eurasian communities. The Malays are the natives of this region of Southeast Asia while the Peranakan Straits Chinese are descendants of early Chinese migrants, many of whom have mixed parentage of Chinese and Malay. In addition, the Eurasian community is the legacy of the Portuguese, Dutch and English migrants who arrived centuries ago. This rich cultural diversity is the reason why Joo Chiat / Katong is regarded as the best district to sample the Best of Singapore foods!
Join this tour and sample over 30 dishes of traditional and celebratory foods and learn about the history, culture and lifestyles of Singaporeans.
Sample over 30 dishes of popular Singaporean foods (if we count the actual individual items, it may be over 40). History of Joo Chiat / Katong and the migration from City to the East Coast. The Peranakans of Singapore. Buying & living in high-rise social mass housing in HDB estates. Architecture conservation. Private ownership & usage of vehicles. Singaporean trivia.
Joo Chiat Complex • Joo Chiat Place • Haig Road Estate • Ceylon Road
*Transportation to location is not included