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Katong District

East Coast Road, Singapore, Singapore (Downtown Core)
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Ranked #83 of 336 Attractions in Singapore
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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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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Temperance, Michigan
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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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Nice, France
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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Naantali, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

S'pore is full of street food places and so do Katong District. I read somewhere before our trip, that this area use to be little shady before(gambling, brothels etc.), but now it seemed that it was historical area full of colourful buildings. Maybe hard to squeeze in, if you only have few days. But if you have more time, it's... More

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Worldwide
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Is this a place for a visitor? It was, 4 decades ago when I first visited Singapore. I stayed in a YMCA, located in a former private mansion (on Meyer Road) near Katong Park HDB complex. With newfound mates, we would visit the food complex for meals, snacks, drinks, and chat. Or go in the other direction into "town" to... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

it has been 2 year when I left Singapore. There are alot of memories for my friend and me on this road. From foodcourt , duarian shop even the bus stop station. It will always in my heart this road , this country and this people. Thank you for everything.

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Adelaide Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This is an interesting and historic area to visit for a walk- explore the local shops and look at the architecture. It's a specialty attraction, so not for everyone. But, it's worthwhile if you like this kind of walk.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The Good =) ~Many F&B options. ~Nice buildings which showcase different shophouse-designs. The Bad =( ~Near the infamous Joo Chiat area. ~Only 2 lanes of road, may cause a slight jam. My Tip for future visits: ~Visit during off peak times.

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