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I Love Katong

posted by constance

Singapore has it’s pros and cons. In my late teens and 20s, i’m an Orchard Road junkie. I go to Orchard Road almost everyday to shop, hang out with friends, hang out at Paragon ladies room (because it was the best place for girls to talk cosmetics in the makeup area with sofas and large mirrors) and hang out at Danny’s since it was open 24 hours.

In my late 20s I hang out at Tanjung Pagar mostly sinceΒ  I used to work there and after work, I’d be at Orchard Road, hanging out at Borders’ bistro, Coffee Club and Coffee Bean. Those were the day when you had no worries, no commitments and friends are very much a part of your life.

But as I grow older I realized that my needs have changed dramatically and I no longer enjoy going to Orchard Road, crowded places and don’t really like swanky places. I love those places that are in the outskirts, and those places that remind me of little Penang, of course. Ah Boy and I love to go to Katong area mostly or just neighbourhood towns but our kids do not.Β  As much as I love Chinatown, I cannot stand the crowd there so most of the time we will go Katong area trying out food in their quaint old coffeeshops.

Katong district is east side of Singapore


328 Katong Laksa


99 Hakka Food shop


Look at some of the pics I took when we were there few weeks back. This is the best part of Katong area, lots of little food shops. You can find the popular Katong laksa, Bak kut teh at Joo Chiat area, Nyonya Kim Choo that is popular for it’s peranakan food or even discover a Hakka food outlet here. There was once when I was told there was a Penang Place (that sells Penang food) but apparently it has closed down.

Katong is my little gem.

  1. Dora Said,

    You have lotsa fond memories in Katong! πŸ˜›

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  2. Dora Said,

    For me, I used to love & hang out at Bkt Bintang & Bintang Walk area very often when I was younger. But due to the crowd there esp in weekend, I prefer quiet places like Mon’t Kiara & Hartamas πŸ™‚

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  3. Ryan mami Said,

    Agree… Orchard is really crowded!! I prefer Bugis πŸ™‚

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  4. Kevin / Tau Tau Said,

    look like nice place 4 jalan jalan… i hate crowded places… this make shopping very hard lor as alot ppl walk walk lor…..

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  5. Kevin / Tau Tau Said,

    ohhh ya.. hw was the food as u mention? yummy? show us some food picture ok?

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  6. Tammy Said,

    What a nice looking place. I would like to visit it someday.

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  7. lil prince's mum Said,

    Looks like a nice place

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  8. allenooi Said,

    i never go there wor…..

  9. allenooi Said,

    again, u can bring me there when i am in s;pore.

  10. allenooi Said,

    aiya, but hor, u not free wor that time…. i just remember…..

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  11. Dora Said,

    But sometimes good food can only be found at those old restaurants! πŸ™‚

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  12. Dora Said,

    Yeah when we don’t have much commitment previously, we can hang out with friends without looking at the watch! hehehe πŸ™‚

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  13. Dora Said,

    I love Hakka noodle but hardly find that here. πŸ˜‰

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  14. lil prince's mum Said,

    U’re geng in finding nice food.. haha~

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