Another Peranakan Milestone – A guide to local favorites in Joo Chiat

The pastel-colored shophouses, homes that resemble museums and traditional eateries here are a window into the rich culture of the Peranakans — the Straits-Chinese families who settled in British Malaya and intermarried with local Malays, forming rich traditions of their own. Joo Chiat today is home to cute new boutiques and some of the best food anywhere in the city, but it has managed to keep alive the culture of the unique ethnic group that once called this area home. Joo Chiat is also a short walk from Singapore’s East Coast, our palm-tree-lined eastern seafront.

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