Previously the Katong area in Singapore was a posh residential area. The wealthy Straits Chinese families had the area under their possession. At present some of the ancient peranakan homes studying by the sea were seaside villas once upon a time.
A place where you can do shopping and bargaining is Parkway Parade. Kat is also renowned for its delicious Peranakan cuisine restaurants. If you want to have a taste of the Chinese sea foods, you can drop into any one of the shophouses located along the East Coast Road.
To get there: From Orchard road, you need to take SBS bus 14 or 16.