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Address: East Coast Road, Singapore, Singapore
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For me, Katong District is a food haven for all sorts of Asian fare but I definitely prefer the Nonya cuisine and Laksa that are delicious. Unfortunately, a few options have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2015
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Maroochydore, Australia

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once upon a time it was hard to get people to work as cleaner. After the government suggest salary increase things get better more people join the workforce. We see more cleaner in the hawker centre it was so pleasant. However it did not last. The cleaner keep changing every few month and the place become very dirty with paper,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

For me, Katong District is a food haven for all sorts of Asian fare but I definitely prefer the Nonya cuisine and Laksa that are delicious. Unfortunately, a few options have popped up in the recent years that I have been living overseas, I have forgotten the original stall but I have to admit, when I come home for a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I've been through the Katong district a few times in the past, but made a conscious effort to revisit again today for a more thorough review. Plenty of interesting old shophouses to see, and Indian temple in Ceylon street, the Eurasian Heritage Centre, the antique shophouse in East Coast Road, and a decent selection of places to eat and drink... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Katong is well known for its rich peranakan heritage. You will see rows of 2 to 3 level shophouses displaying their historical and intricate architecture. Many locals and tourists flocked here to soak in and capture its charm. It is no wonder I often see photographers admiring and taking pictures of the unique privately-owned peranakan houses especially the ones along... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The architecture of the main road through Katong and adjacent streets is typical pre-WW2 Peranakan style. Bus or taxi are the recommended way to get there. The main street used to be 150 m from the sea (marine Parade), but is now hundreds of metres inland thanks to ambitious reclamation works.!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We like this area so much since it is a bit different than other districts. You can find so many eateries along the road from small cafes, dessert places to hawker foods. The area gives you a lot of choices and is more silent than other area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

House to the older Peranakans in Singapore. It has many historical buildings and tasty authentic food. It's now housing a couple of newer shopping malls for those who wants to escape the heat. Nice place to walk about and search for treasures in these old shophouses.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The main area to explore is along Katong Road, starting from Katong Shopping Centre, all the way to just before Still Road junction. Along this stretch are conservation shophouses which still retain their old world facade. Most of these are now eateries, so for those who are hungry, I am sure you can find a place to dine! There is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in Katong for three nights and found the area fascinating, easy to walk around, nice history and plenty of local restaurants and shops to explore, I would definitely stay in this area again, all interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We live in Katong ourselves and consider it one of the more attractive neighborhoods of Singapore. What a lot of visitors underestimate is the amount of heritage that is available here, from beautiful shop houses to temples and otherwise. The best way to visit the area is to take a taxi or bus to 112 Mall (the actual name is... More 

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