Joo Chiat Road
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- 98%Local Culture
- 64%Budget Travelers
- 63%Adventure Travelers
- 57%History Buffs
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (7)
- Joo Chiat RoadMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFirst to ReviewJan 07, 2014
The heart of Katong (or Joo Chiat) district, Joo Chiat Rd. is a more-than-worthy alternative to the hokey environs of Singapore's Chinatown. An authentic Chinese/Malay neighborhood, Joo Chiat has some of the city's best food options, with none of the tourist crap from the city center. This is a 100% authentic neighborhood, and if you're looking to dine on laksa, pork dumplings, or amazing curry puffs all on one street, this is the place to do it.
- Joo Chiat RoadMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jan 04, 2014
Great food, architecture and history makes this place one of the places to check out that is away from the usual tourist spots that cater more to what they think you want rather than allowing you to experience the local culture... and of course FOOD!
- Joo Chiat RoadMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 03, 2013
This pleasant street has a number of decent restaurants and nice shophouse architecture. Not as developed as Chinatown and areas closer to the river and still offers a sense of discovery.
- Joo Chiat RoadJul 30, 2013
Joo Chiat is best known for its colourful rows of traditional Peranakan shophouses, dating back to the 1920s and 1930s, that line its narrow streets.
Joo Chiat Road is lined by pre-war shophouses, some of which house vanishing trades and old furniture shops, whilst others house modern eateries, karaoke bars and nightclubs. The best time to visit is on a weekday when the shops are open.
- Joo Chiat RoadMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 1Jul 08, 2013
Some of the best food in Singapore. As well as amazing Paranakan architecture. The area is conservation area so the traditional shop houses are still here. Many of them beautifully restored.
It is slowly becoming a little bit 'up-market' and some of the food places on the south side are closing down ad are replaced by bars, but up the road you will still find some great food. With some unique finds.
A hostel on Joo Chiat road called Betel Box, organises a great food tour. Although in my opinion it was more of a general tour of the area, as it included a lot of information on the history and current affairs of the area. The guide is a great source of knowledge on Singapore and you will try lots of local food and drink.