Travel through time with the Katong Joo Chiat Art Circuit . Launched in 2019, this art trail is a celebration of Singapore’s first and only heritage town which was once home to the Peranakan community.
The community emerged when Chinese immigrants settled in the region and married local Malays and Indonesians, giving birth to a unique culture that embraced diversity.
The Peranakan culture  is a beautiful blend of different customs, beliefs and practices from Chinese, Malay, and Indonesian heritages. The families included Chinese ancestor worship, Malay language and attire, and Indonesian culinary traditions in their daily lives.
The Katong Joo Chiat area is known for its vibrant culture, traditional shophouses, and delectable cuisine. The ornate shophouses with their intricate facades, decorative tiles, and colourful motifs still stand today.
To get the real experience, start off by exploring the colourful murals that embrace Singapore’s culture and heritage. Then move on to the architecture and indulge in the lip-smacking food. Download a copy of the Katong Joo Chiat Art Circuit map in PDF.