1. A shop of culinary delights
One of the must-go places in the neighbourhood, for instance, is Glory Catering eatery at 139 East Coast Road. The Chin family behind the business has been selling their Chinese New Year goodies since 1979, and every year their sweet and savoury treats fly off the shelves.
If you’ve got a hankering for buttery-smooth and sweet pineapple tarts, the shop sells both the golden pillow and pineapple-shaped versions.
There are also golden-brown peanut cookies, pale almond ones, love letters, an assortment of crackers, Indian murukus, and, in a nod to Katong’s long-standing Peranakan community, traditional Nyonya delicacies such as kueh bangkit and kuih bahulu.