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Address: East Coast Road, Singapore, Singapore
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Quaint little part of the island with no skyscrapers

I live closeby and always love the 80s feel of this place. Old shophouses have been restored and fortunately quite a number of very local shops/eateries (coffeeshops, laksa... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2014
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Craving for a little Laksa? Or perhaps some traditional cakes? Katong is the place to be. It's also the go-to place for Peranakan food. If you fancy an air-conditioned mall instead, Katong 112 has a wide selection of restaurants for you to choose from.

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Larkspur, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This was easy to walk to from my hotel and I walked past it after wandering around old Katong. This mall had some nice sporting good stores, organic body stores and some really nice places to eat. This mall is not huge and overwhelming like the nearby Parkway Parade Mall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I live closeby and always love the 80s feel of this place. Old shophouses have been restored and fortunately quite a number of very local shops/eateries (coffeeshops, laksa, indian mamak) still remain. Area has remained free of high rise buildings to-date, do take a walk and have a meal here before the buildings start sprouting up nearby. There are a... More 

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Beautiful Pernakan buildings adorn this area giving it an old world charm. The streets look very different from the new jazzy Singapore streets with tall skyscrapers. The soft pastel shaded buildings on either side of the road are a treat for the eyes, though many of them have now been converted to shops, restaurants etc... Nevertheless, if you want to... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I'm not sure the history behind this mall, but it looks like it was refurbished from an older structure to compete with the newer style malls - and, I must say, he does fairly well. the mall has everything you could possibly need, across six levels, from food to clothes to movie theatre - and a small roof-top wet playground.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

There are lots of good food tucked in the little streets of Katong. One can't go wrong with the Laksa. There is also many beautiful heritage building in this area. You can also try out Eng's wan tan mee located at 287 Tanjong Katong Road . Just watch out for the chili :)

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I stayed on East Coast Road as an overnight stop on my way from Perth to London. It was great. Loved the markets and the shopping centre and close to the coast. From the hotel you could see the beautiful roofs of the old buildings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Your visit to the Katong district much include a meal at 328 Katong Laksa or Marine Parade Laksa, or BOTH is better!! Laksa is a tasty noodle soup with seafood and a very nice cocoanut milk broth. 328 is right on the corner of East Coast Rd and Ceylon Rd. Go across East Coast Road on the pedestrian overpass, and... More 

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Yokosuka, Japan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

So many beautiful Peranakan buildings still exist in this area. Several buildings keeps very beautiful exterior. But half of buildings are renovated as a restaurant, shops and Karaoke pubs. That makes a little bit mess! And so many advertisements (for rent) on buildings also spoiled beautiful street. It is not a place for sightseeing. Just to know how the old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

On along katong str you cand find a lot of food court , malasia food , chinese , hala and even vietnamese food. All combined together to make this street become a united food street. Also you cand find alot of small fruit shop , to try some special durian from malaysia with only 10 sgd for 3. I highly... More 

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