The Malay community is in Geylang Serai and the East Coast takes you back to the past glory of Singapore. It is in the rustic little island called Pulau Ubin.
The East Coast road has several retail and cultural establishments that showcase the Peranakan culture at its best. Shopping here is not just fun but a soulful experience too.
The three important shopping centres at Singapore are:
- Katong Antique House
- Rumah Bebe
- Kim Choo Kueh Chang
Katong's distinctive old world charm goes back to the Peranakan roots. If you are looking for traditional and colorful Nonya kebayas which is the traditional dress of the Peranakans, then Katong is the ideal place. There are such other items as shimmering beaded slippers, handbags and home-made Peranakan cuisine like ayam buah keluak.
Rumah Bebe sells Nonya Kebayas and accessories along with beadwork and traditional embroidery.
The Katong Antique House sells all sorts of traditional Peranakan costumes, furniture and crockery. It is a two storey shop house and has the personal touch of the owners who greet you with their traditional Peranakan style.
Parkway Parade is a mall located at this vicinity that has more contemporary items that are available in the market.
There are several eateries around such as the Sin Huat Seafood, Turtle House, Jumbo Seafood, Little Red House, Long Beach Seafood Restaurant, The Mango tree and so on. The East Coast is a wonderful place to venture in while visiting Singapore. It has all the facilities and entertainment zones that are a treat for any tourist.
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