A curatorial space that houses a gallery, a retail and a communal space for anyone interested in art and design. With a changeover every 6 weeks, the gallery space showcases artworks of international artists as well as local artists that are new or under-the-radar. The retail space stocks a healthy mix of gifts, accessories and lifestyle products from local and international makers and retailers. The communal space offers free wi-fi and holds workshops periodically.
These colourful Peranakan terrace houses along Koon Seng Road is probably the most photographed place in the eastern part of Singapore. I get to enjoy this view every morning on my way to work - of both the architecture and its admirers, which are mostly tourists. Joo Chiat is indeed a very charming place. Besides being a heritage conservation area, this place has an eclectic mix of the old and the new. Old school eateries sit alongside hipster cafes and ice-cream parlours, while KTV and bars are nestled amongst boutique hotels and design studios. Most importantly, Joo Chiat is also well-loved by the locals for its wide array of good food, from the famous Katong Laksa to herbal Bak Kut Teh and Nonya Kuehs.