Tanjong Katong

Warm and good old memories filled the mind of the older generations of Singaporeans whenever the name Katong was mentioned. Even today, the area in Katong is interchanging between heritage and modernization, flaunting its incredibly rich Peranakan and Eurasian heritage and architecture history while keeping up with the modern trends.

 

Malay Kampong in Tanjong Katong

History of Tanjong Katong

Tanjong Katong came from the word “turtle point” in Malay, in which Katong was originally a type of sea turtle that is now extinct, and it also has the meaning of “the rippling effect of a sea mirage” when looking at a shoreline.

Back in the days of 1819, Sir Stamford Raffles identified Tanjong Katong as the eastern boundary of the British settlement, being one of the early landmarks in Singapore. Before the land reclamation that happened in Marine Parade, Tanjong Katong was known for its boathouses and beachside retreats while facing the seas.

The rich individuals built hotels, mansions, and recreation clubs along the beach and treat it as their version of the Riviera, spent their weekends over there as small vacation, thus Tanjong Katong was also known as a health resort with its laid-back lifestyle.

Lifestyle and Shopping

 

 

Inheriting the deep history of the past heritage, with the touch of modern concept and rejuvenation to the building’s facade, Tanjong Katong now is not just a rich heritage neighborhood but also known as the most “instagrammable” (a.k.a photo-worthy) neighborhood and food heaven.
Due to its Peranakan history, Tanjong Katong consists of lots of the photo-worthy architecture, such as Red House at Katong, Pastel shophouses at Koon Seng Road and Terrace houses at 150 East Coast Road.
Katong Antique House, opened by resident/owner Mr. Peter Wee, is a two-storey fully-restored shophouse that has been decorated in full traditional Peranakan splendor, providing detailed information about the Peranakan culture. If you are interested and looking for funky pieces of contemporary furniture or antiques, Tanjong Katong is also the place to explore.
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Eateries

Katong is peerless when it comes to food. Besides its’ famous laksa, there are numerous varieties of eateries for you to choose from. Chin Mei Chin confectionery, known for its kaya (coconut jam) toast, this breakfast stalwart with décor of 1950s-Singapore, is a must try for those who seek authentic local food. Also Alibabar The Hawker Bar, showcasing Singapore’s multi-national culture, serves a diversified range of food ranging from Singapore, French, Filipino and etc

 

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Nonetheless, future residents of Nyon at 12 Amber can get to indulge and enjoy in this rich Singapore’s history, culture and lifestyle, uniquely only for residents living in Tanjong Katong

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