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Joo Chiat Tours

Joo Chiat
Joo Chiat is an eastern Singapore residential neighborhood noted for its Peranakan culture. Peranakans are descendants of 15th- through 17th-century Chinese and Indian immigrants who ultimately married non-Muslim natives from the Malay Archipelago. The neighborhood is named after Chew Joo Chiat, a wealthy landowner who once owned most of the land in the area.

Today, Joo Chiat is best known for its rows of traditional Peranakan structures—colorful two-story shops and terrace homes with ceramic tiles, ornate facades and Chinese motifs. These shop-houses dominated the area back in the 1920s and 1930s. The Katong Antique House is a fully restored Peranakan family home with antiques and artifacts on display, and Rumah Bebe is a shop and restaurant noted for its well-preserved façade. This is an ideal place to purchase handicrafts and gifts to bring back home with you. 

Joo Chiat is also one of the Singapore’s best food destinations. Be sure to sample local specialties like Katong Laska, white rice noodles in a spicy coconut milk broth, or Nynona dumplings, glutinous rice dumplings filled with pork cubes fried with coriander powder and wrapped in pandan leaves. 

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Joo Chiat is primarily located between Geylang Serai and Marine Parade Road. Katong is a neighboring area closely associated with Joo Chiat; you’ll often see it referred to as the Joo Chiat/Katong enclave. The heart of Katong is at the junction of East Coast Road and Joo Chiat Road. 
Address: Joo Chiat, Singapore
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Katong Bike and BiteBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Katong Bike and Bite

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Wheel and Meal Tour (Katong) is an Unique food tour on wheel in Singapore. We will take you to some of the country’s best foodie destinations in Katong / Joo Chiat area. This old district is lined with pastel-hued shophouses and traditional eateries selling ethnics foods. We will be riding together, hopping from food stall to food stall. Along the way we will share with you about Singapore development over the years. You will also learn about the history, culture and tradition of an unique group of people known as - “Peranakan” – a dominant local group in Katong. Our final destination will be “Old Airport Road Hawker Centre”, one of the Best Hawker Centres on the island. Evolved from street food culture, hawker centres have become markers of Singapore as a multicultural city-state. This tour will let you eat like a local “The Shiok Ways”. Do remember to arrive Hungry! & bring a bottle of water too. Check our website for updated slot. Currently we are having New Tour Promotion rates!!
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Singapore Hawker Food-home Dining EditionDining Experiences

Singapore Hawker Food-home Dining Edition

Singapore is a foodie paradise and you will be spoilt for choice as to where and what to eat. There are simply too much to offer. Hawker centres are also notorious for their long queue during meal time, especially the ones that good. With this tour, you get to sample as many as 10 different varieties of local food all at one go in to comfort of a home environment.
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Private Customized Tour of Singapore - Half Day or Full DayCultural Tours

Private Customized Tour of Singapore - Half Day or Full Day

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See the top sights of Singapore in one tour. Take a Private Custom Walking Tour and explore the city's highlights and hidden gems - plenty of food for thought and a relaxed way to experience a myriad of cross-cultural cultural practices, iconic architecture, history and more. Choose between customizing your itinerary or entrust us with planning the tour based on your needs and interests. Your local guide will meet you in your hotel lobby, airport or cruise terminal. All public transportation costs i.e. train/bus are included in the tour. Please note the places indicated under "Tour Details" are our recommended list of popular Points of Interests. If you have other places in mind, please let us know and we can work on customizing your itinerary.
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Cookery Magic Home Cooking Class

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The class is conducted in a Singapore home kitchen.It is a hands on cooking class and is conducted by Ruqxana who is Singapore Tourism Board's Passion Ambassador and has been running cooking classes for the last 18 years!You will learn traditions cooking methods and also learn lots of tips in making your food come out delicious. You will also learn new cooking techniques that can easily be repeated at home. Vegetarians/Vegans are welcome. Let me know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions
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Evening Food and Cultural Tour of Joo ChiatFood Tours

Evening Food and Cultural Tour of Joo Chiat

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Immerse yourself in the Straits Chinese (Peanakan) culture with insightful commentary from a guide on this tour of Joo Chiat and Katong. Travel like the locals, via public bus, to Singapore's eastern shores, where you'll soak up the local culture and try traditional foods. Traveling with a small group of six people or fewer ensures personalized attention from your guide and an intimate atmosphere.
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Heritage Food Tour - Private tourBus & Minivan Tours

Heritage Food Tour - Private tour

Singapore's ethnic and cultural diversity is extremely conspicuous as seen by the huge range of its local cuisines, specifically Chinese, Malay, Indian and Peranakan. The lively Geylang Serai market sits at the heart of the Malay community. Understandably, it features predominately Malay cuisine. However, plenty of Indian fare can be found here too. This famous market has a wet section selling fresh produce, from live fish to spices, as well as a food centre upstairs. It is the place to enjoy Singaporean favourites like Roti Prata and Thosai with a creamy glass of Teh Tarik. The Joo Chiat / Katong neighbourhood is an area rich in history and exquisite architecture of pre-war shophouses. This neighbourhood is home to the famous Laksa (a spicy noodle soup popular in Peranakan cuisine) and Ondeh Ondeh (a glutinous rice balls dessert). Visit Kim Choo Kueh Chang, named after matriarch Madam Lee Kim Choo, whose nyonya rice dumplings have been devoured by locals since 1945.
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Ultimate Food JourneyDining Experiences

Ultimate Food Journey

Visit wet markets and hawker centres, the origins of our local coffee, belachan, roti prata and how some things came to be. Learn about eating customs of the Chinese, Malays and Indians. Visit family-run shop/factory to get a behind-the-scenes of the local food industry. And a hands on popiah rolling cum lunch session where each guests will hand roll yummy popiahs and fill little kueh pie tees. We end off sampling one of Singaporean's beloved desserts - putu piring.
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The Artisan ExperienceDining Experiences

The Artisan Experience

The Artisan Experience will take guests into the kitchens of Singapore's food heroes. Like a food tour on steroids, we not only eat and learn about the local food scene but we get a chance to have a go at making some of our own dishes. We'll meet local chefs and have a chance to hear their stories. We'll learn different methods of cooking and get opportunities to try them out for ourselves. This experience has been put together to champion the food artisans of Singapore and to keep their methods alive for generations to come.
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