Dec 23, 09:30 AM - 02:30 PM

Join us on a walking tour through Joo Chiat one of the earliest areas. Discover Peranakan culture as you stroll past heritage shophouses, quaint stores and eateries in this charming corner of eastern Singapore.  The area’s identity is especially shaped by its unique pre-war architecture – colourful two-storey shophouses and terrace houses with ornate facades, intricate motifs and ceramic tiles.

Understand the background of Peranakan culture through enjoying an authentic Peranakan food and a hands-on Peranakan Tile painting experience where you can bring back your own creation as a souvenir!


Activity Highlights

  • Walking tour of the Joo Chiat-Katong area
  • Authentic Peranakan Lunch
  • Traditional Peranakan house interior
  • Peranakan Tile Painting



9.30am: Meet your guide at Paya Lebar MRT Station Exit A.

10.00am: Start your walking tour of the area known for its Peranakan heritage. Stop at notable sites like the shophouses along East Coast Road, the Church of the Holy Family, the raised houses (known as ‘pu kar laos’ in Teochew) that used to be next to the sea and Kim Choo Kueh Chang. Visit the Heritage Gallery at Rumah Kim Choo where you will get to see authentic Peranakan furniture and other Peranakan artefacts on display.

11.30am: Refreshment break at Killiney Kopitiam at Katong Square.

11.50am: Hop onto your coach for the transfer to the Straits Chinese Nonya Restaurant. On the way, we will stop at Koon Seng Road to view the colourful Peranakan houses.

12.30pm: Arrive at the Straits Chinese Nonya Restaurant or similar, where you will learn about Peranakan tiles. Colour your own mini Peranakan tile replica. Visit the restaurant’s Peranakan Gallery after the tile colouring session.

1.30pm: Enjoy an authentic Peranakan lunch at the Straits Chinese Nonya Restaurant or similar.

2.30pm: End of tour


  • This activity requires a minimum of 5 participant(s). If the minimum is not met, we will contact you to make an adjustment of date for you to join a confirmed tour.
  • Group size: 5-20participants per group.

Package includes:

  • English /Mandarin Speaking tour guide service
  • Air-conditioned coach transport service
  • Tile Painting activity
  • Lunch at Authentic Peranakan Restaurant

Package Exclusion:

  • Others personal expenses
  • Others not mentioned in the itinerary

Prices shown are inclusive of GST.

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