My Singapore: Katong

August 1, 2012 | Singapore

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


  1. lovely photos!!!!

  2. eb

    Wow nice photos! Completely different to what i imagine Singapore to be like!

  3. Lovely photographs. They bring about a real feeling of intrigue and interest. Great post! Cheers from London :)

  4. Don’t know how you do it, but your photos are always so amazing! Even the simplest things look beautiful. Had a great afternoon walking around with you Claire! Lets do it again soon :)

  5. Admittedly, I know very little about Singapore, but I really had no idea there was such pretty architecture there! You’re making me want to visit more and more.

  6. one of my favorite things about blogging and reading other blogs is being able to travel through other people’s eyes. Thank you for sharing these beautiful images

  7. So pretty! And as eb said: completely different to what i’d imagine Singapore to be like.
    We really have to come and visit you soon.

    P.S. I want that orange bench: it’s amazing!!

  8. We used to live in the East Coast area and we we’re always at Katong having dinner and meeting up with friends. I miss the laksa and the baked goodies.

  9. r

    great photos! what camera are you using? awesome editing too :)

    • ffadmin

      Hi r, thanks! I use a 5d mkIII :)

  10. really love your photography sense ! love the color & composition!