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Address: East Coast Road, Singapore, Singapore
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Singapore Heritage Tour: Peranakan Museum, Spice Garden and Food Tasting
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Singapore Heritage Food Tour: Geylang Serai Market, Joo Chiat and Katong

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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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 22, 2015

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 18, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Katong is a residential area in the East of Singapore that was the location of the houses of the wealthy elite in the late 19th to ùid 20th centuries. Land has been reclaimed to the East side and this area is no longer on the sea front. But its cultural mix makes it an attractive area that differs from the... More 

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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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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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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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