Our Neighbourhoods: We ♥ Katong
By Urban Sketchers Singapore
Published: April 2014
Directly facing Singapore’s seafront, the eastern neighbourhood of Katong has long inspired fierce pride and loyalty in its residents. Follow the artists from Urban Sketchers Singapore through the shophouse-lined streets of this former enclave of the Eurasian and Peranakan communities. Marvel at the intricate details on each conserved shophouse, and the old-world charm of breezy terrace houses. Savour the mouth-watering cuisine, from the infamous Katong laksa, to kopi and kaya toast at Chin Mee Chin Confectionery, to fresh roasted chestnuts from a street vendor. Get a glimpse of Singapore’s past in the schools, religious sites and family-run businesses that have witnessed the sweeping tides of change over the years. Capturing the neighbourhood by day and by night, We Love Katong is a timely volume that captures the area’s rich heritage, even as it welcomes new, modern establishments.
About Urban Sketchers Singapore: Urban Sketchers Singapore is an informal group of artists who draw the places they visit, capturing what they see from direct observation on location. Visit www.usk.sg for more details of their sketching sojourns.
Size: 12.5cm (W) x 17.5cm (H)