Katong Katong! (Singapore)

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It was once a sea side town. Katong was once a prestigious residential area located at the east of Singapore near the seafront, but due to land shortage, the land has already been reclaimed all the way to east coast park.

Katong was once a prestigious residential area located at the east of Singapore near the seafront, but due to land shortage, the land has already been reclaimed all the way to east coast park.

This place has a history long before Singapore was an independent country and in the old days only the rich set up home at here. Traditionally associated with the Eurasian and the Peranakan community, The landscape here is a mix of modern high rise flats standing besides the traditional shop houses and peranakan terraces. Many of these houses have been marked for conservation by the government because of their unique mash of Chinese, baba, and English colonial architecture styles.

If you ever come to Singapore, you have to come take a walk around Katong and experience how Singapore was like during the old days and also try the famous peranakan food like the Traditional peranakan Katong Laksa!

written by sumlom on 2009-03-20 in #world #locations #peranakan #colonial #katong #xa2 #laksa #singapore #tourist #lc-a

3 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Wowowoooo These shots are beautiful ! Great lomolocation sumlom ! Extra colours !

  2. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    Superamazing colors! And the scooter is outstanding!

  3. sumlom
    sumlom ·

    thanks guys :) its really a nice place to just walk around and enjoy the atmosphere, be sure to do just that if you ever are in singapore :D

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