The east of Singapore charms with its laid-back attitude and iconic buildings preserved from the pre-war era.
Experience breezy surroundings dotted with colonial architecture, reminiscent of this district’s use as a weekend retreat by wealthy residents in the 19th century.
The short distance to East Coast Park, Singapore’s largest park with 15 kilometres of seaside parkland, promises a whole host of exciting sports and outdoor activities.
Known as the district of the Peranakans (early Chinese traders who married Malay women and settled in the region), the fascinating mix of these two rich cultures comes alive in the neighbourhood.
The Eurasian community also make their home here, adding another layer of life to the neighbourhood. Explore lanes of colourful shops offering different services and find out why this area is truly uniquely Singaporean.
For a truly local experience, start the day with a classic breakfast of kaya bread, soft-boiled eggs and coffee brewed at Chin Mee Chin. Explore the Katong Antique House, a Peranakan home filled with antiques, heirlooms and reflecting the culture’s finery.
Drop by any of the many restaurants along East Coast Road for lunch, tea or dinner and spend a leisurely day taking in the sights of the neighbourhood.