Joo Chiat / Katong Food Walk

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Summary

There is an old saying in Singapore that “Tanglin is gold and Katong is silver”. While this old adage refers to the pertinent question of where to live in Singapore, it also suggests of the rich cultural influences of Joo Chiat / Katong neighbourhood. This neighbourhood is Singapore’s largest architecture conservation district associated with the Malay, Peranakan Straits Chinese and Eurasian communities. The Malays are the natives of this region of Southeast Asia while the Peranakan Straits Chinese are descendants of early Chinese migrants, many of whom have mixed parentage of Chinese and Malay. In addition, the Eurasian community is the legacy of the Portuguese, Dutch and English migrants who arrived centuries ago. This rich cultural diversity is the reason why Joo Chiat / Katong is regarded as the best district to sample the Best of Singapore foods!

Join me to sample over 30 dishes of traditional and celebratory foods and learn about the history, culture and lifestyles of Singaporeans.

Highlights

Sample over 30 dishes of popular Singaporean foods (if we count the actual individual items, it may be over 40). History of Joo Chiat / Katong and the migration from City to the East Coast. The Peranakans of Singapore. Buying & living in high-rise social mass housing in HDB estates. Architecture conservation. Private ownership & usage of vehicles. Singaporeana trivia.


Tour Details

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Meals
Included in price on sharing and sampling basis. Beverages excluded. Please make known your dietary requirements & allergies.

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

Requirements
Minimum group size is 8 persons.

Advisory
Light tropical clothing is recommended with comfortable walking shoes. Please ensure sufficient personal insurance cover during tour.

Accessibility & Fitness
Minimum medium fitness level recommended due to brisk walking pace. Total walking distance is about 3km on flat grounds (with lots of breaks in between) but there may be some staircases during journey.

Itinerary

Joo Chiat Complex • Joo Chiat Place • Haig Road Estate • Ceylon Road


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