Best Seller: Joo Chiat + Katong. Nonyas, Babas and Peranakans

Tour Day(s)


Operating Time

10am – 8pm

Tour Duration

60 / 120 mins

Meeting Place

Opposite Lotus Apartments, 11 Everitt Road, S427806
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Tour Mode


Tour Costs

$198 per hour per pax

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20-40 Participants Per Session

Nonyas, Babas and Peranakans

The Joo Chiat / Katong area is not only a treasure trove for delectable local food but is also known for its decorative and ornate shophouses and residential terraces, which lends a special charm

In the 1920s and 1930s, many communities move eastward out of the city centre to make this area their home. Bungalows, shophouses and places of worship were being built, a reflection of the multi-cultural and varied community of Peranakan, Eurasian, Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures. Dubbed as “Little Singapore”, Joo Chiat / Katong is Singapore’s largest architecture conservation district.

Hop on with us as we explore the neighbourhood; in search of colourful shophouses, trades & craft of Chinese diaspora of Singapore and historical landmarks – once filled with coconut plantations and used as a weekend retreat by wealthy city dwellers.

Take a spin by Sidecar. Singapore’s first Heritage Town. Diverse facades, rich ornamentation and unique architectural styles.

Sidecar, Driver, Helmet, Poncho

Not Included
Meals, transfers to/from airport/hotel, porterage, tips, entrance fees to places of entertainment unless specified

Light tropical clothing is recommended. Please ensure sufficient personal insurance cover during tour

Itinerary 60mins
Rustic Lanes • Sri Senpaga Vinayagar • Street Art • Icons of Koon Seng Road • Shophouses • Local Kopi Shops •

Itinerary 120mins 

As per our 60mins itinerary, with added food experience at a local Hawker Centre or select shophouse diner, with a and visit to a greater surrounding area including a look at one of Singapore’s old residential areas (which you may recognise from the classic movie St Jack), and a scoot through a pre-war school, formerly Lee Kuan Yew’s Primary School and now home to an arts complex featuring pottery, martial arts and music studios.