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Katong District

Katong District is one of the more noticeable neighborhoods in Singapore, lined with 19th century villas and mansions belonging to some of the richest folks in the country. With many of its inhabitants coming from the Far East, the town is also known for its restaurants and cafes, which offer Peranakan cuisine as well as spicy local foods.

A taste of old Singapore, the history of Katong features the stories of businessmen from England, Portugal, China and France, who all made their wealth there. Because the town fell under the rule of British colonialism nearly 200 years ago, a lot of the structures that stand today were built using British architecture. Luckily, what does exist is in pristine conditions as Katong is known as one of the cleanest areas in Singapore.

As a known destination that is also conveniently located by the sea, there are a number of modern accommodations as well as lovely souvenir shops and shopping centers.

Tours & Tickets

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Singapore Heritage Tour: Peranakan Museum, Spice Garden and Food Tasting

4.5 star rating: Recommended 75 Reviews

Take a glimpse into the history, lifestyle and unique character of the Peranakan of Singapore — people of mixed ethnic origins — on this 3.5-hour coach tour ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $42.81

Singapore Heritage Food Tour: Geylang Serai Market, Joo Chiat and Katong

Welcome to Singapore - and its delightful multicultural heritage! Singapore is well loved for its range of ethnic food available.One of the best things about ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $122.11

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