As you might have noticed, we have made changes to our walking excursion for the coming week.
Instead of visiting the dark alleys of Geylang on a Friday night, we have decided to go for a more vibrant place to kickstart our society activities - Katong on Saturday!
We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and we truly hope you can still make it!
KATONG Walking Tour!
Katong, known for its Peranakan heritage, is also a very diverse area where cultures of other ethnic and religious groups meet. We are hoping to wander into the little streets of Katong, where churches, Hindu temples and a myriad of street stalls (even some expensive cafes are not left behind!) are placed side-by-side. Exploring (and tasting!) the area by foot would also allow us to catch a glimpse of a Singapore we sometimes only hear of, but don't often see in the big city areas.
If that's not enough to draw you to this exciting walking excursion, then perhaps the mere mention of the oh-so-mouth-wateringly-Famous Katong Laksa, Durian (well we hope this won't push you away!), traditionally-made chocolates & kuihs will ! ;)
· Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Hindu Temple
· Mid-morning kopi and chocolate break
· Peranakan and Eurasian shophouses—food, costumes, music…
· Durian! (no Singapore visit can be complete without durian)
· Church of the Holy Family
· Chin Mee Chin Confectionery (in case you didn’t have enough kopi and sugar yet)—popular for their pastries
· Lunch!!! (Optional)
We expect to go for lunch around 12:30. If you really must leave before we circle back for lunch then we’ll tearfully say goodbye. But you will be missing out on the Famous Katong Laksa that even Lonely Planet raves about.
Do confirm with us your attendance via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by 13th Sept (that's this Tuesday!).
The following are the details of our event:
Date: 17th Sept (Sat)
Meeting Places & Time:
9am Business School front entrance (for those coming from NUS)
10am Katong Shopping Centre bus stop (opp. Roxy Square)
It is an area where the modern and traditional collide, yet amidst the intermingling, not losing its uniqueness. In short, it is a microcosm of our very flexible region - Southeast Asia!
So we hope you can make it. :) See you there!