“Singapore Heritage Visits”, a project initiated by SFCCA and supported by National Integration Council, brought some 90 participants on heritage tours to experience the diversity of Katong/ Joo Chiat neighbourhood on 4th November 2017.

Participants discovered rich heritage and wide spectrum of culture along the streets of Katong/ Joo Chiat area, greeted by rows of exquisite and vibrant Peranakan inspired pre-war shop houses. Participants also stopped at Kim Choo to see exhibits of the Peranakans, followed by visit to Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple and churches along the way. They also had the opportunity to sample famous Nyonya cuisines such as rice dumplings and laksa for lunch at Joo Chiat Community Club.

Around 90 participants joined the Heritage Visit for Katong/ Joo Chiat

Everyone was paying great attention listening to tour guide’s explanation on the background history of Katong/ Joo Chiat

Peranakan Exhibits

Kim Choo Dumplings and Nyonya Kueh

Some photos taken from Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple

Hindu devotees

SFCCA Social Affairs Representative Mr Steven Kor presenting a certification of Appreciation to the Representative of Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple

The iconic Red House in Katong

Participants enjoying their lunch at Joo Chiat Community Club

Organiser presenting a Certification of Appreciation to Joo Chiat Community Club Management Committee Representative