Loves: Indulging in the famous Katong laksa (216 East Coast Road, Singapore 428770) after taking a walk along Joo Chiat Road.
Our Advice: Stay at one of the boutique hotels in Joo Chiat Road and take time to slowly explore this area and a different side of Singapore in the east.
From a coconut and cotton plantation to streets lined with Peranakan-style shophouses, Joo Chiat’s history is as interesting as its variety of landmarks.
Though it had a sleazy reputation in the early 2000s with a high number of karaoke lounges and massage parlours, tight law enforcement has now transformed the area to one filled with emerging art galleries, chic boutique hotels and trendy eateries.
This conservation area stretches along Joo Chiat Road and part of East Coast Road. Oh yes, do not forget to visit the famous food stalls like the Katong Laksa!
Address: Joo Chiat / Katong
District: Geylang / Marine Parade, Central
- Alight at Paya Lebar MRT Station (EW8/CC9) and take exit A
- Walk towards Joo Chiat Complex
Estimated walking distance: 1 km
Operating Hours: All day
Recommended Duration: 2 hours