Yet another favourite place of mine to visit in Singapore is Katong, although I struggle to find the words to explain why. I think it has something to do with the culture.. the feeling. The centre of Katong (Cnr Joo Chait Rd and East Coast Rd) is a bustling hotspot, full of every kind of restaurant and cafe you could want – from local street food, to upmarket restaurant, to funky cafes, and is a great place to grab a coffee and just watch the world go by.
After meeting my new friend Wynona and doing exactly that, we went and explored some of the side streets around the Katong area. Along with an exceptionally cool antique shop, what we found were some of the loveliest old Shop Houses and to-die-for terrace-style houses I’ve ever seen, and I wanted to live in one so badly! Granted, they were not the most well preserved houses around, but they had so much history and character! I think that’s what I love about Katong in general actually. It has character.
All photos by Claire Dalgliesh