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