An insider’s guide to the most happening hangouts in this cool, retro eastie neighbourhood.
Nestled in the Katong vicinity is an area with a distinctly Peranakan, old-school vibe – Joo Chiat. An enclave known for its distinctive conservation houses and wide variety of popular eateries.
Among the many offerings in this neighbourhood, here are the top five to trawl this weekend according to Joo Chiat insider Jerome Chee. He’s the marketing manager of independent cinema The Projector, and owner of the sullen cafe, a home-based private cafe concept in a terraced house on Joo Chiat Place. Whether you’re looking for a place for a leisurely coffee break or some awesome roti-prata or looking for something unusual to buy here’s where you should check out around this area in Katong.