Bestseller: Joo Chiat + Katong. Nyonas, Babas and Peranakans

Tour Day(s)

By appointment

Operating Time

10am – 9pm

Tour Duration

1 + 2 hrs options

Meeting Place

Opposite Lotus Apartments, 73 Joo Chiat Place
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Tour Mode

Vintage Sidecars

Tour Costs

$160 / 60mins
$320 / 120mins

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Nyonas, 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 on our Vintage Vespa Sidecar. Singapore’s first Heritage Town. One of a kind Indian Temple. Diverse facades, rich ornamentation and unique architectural styles.

Vespa, Drivers, Helmets, Raincoats

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 earliest housing estates, for a feel of real local life – and a pass by the nearby National Stadium at the Kallang Bay area.