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My Heart Beads For Peranakan: A Joo Chiat Experience


 Get an insider-view of the Straits Chinese heritage with this interactive Joo Chiat walking and eating tour, discovering how the centuries-old traditions are translating into today's world. Find hidden architectural gems, see a Popiah Skin making demonstration, experience fresh Popiah and Kueh Pie Tee making and have a meal, see unique craftsmen and fusion temples, feel the intricate Nonya beadwork, smell the Rempah spice blends , enjoy famous crispy curry puffs and indulge in various Kueh pastries.



  • Demonstrations, Food tastings and a Popiah skin making demonstration.

  • Back alley walks, murals and colourful temples and houses. 

  • Peranakan heritage visit

  • Please bring your own water bottle for the tour

  • Meeting Point: Joo Chiat Complex, Lobby Information Counter

  • Ending Point: Kim Choo Kueh Chang



"I was attracted to the interesting title of this tour but was I surprised. The tour is delightful, insightful and surprisingly heartwarming. Not only is the content well-researched, I really enjoy the personable way Patrick leads the tour, his affability and attention to details, not to mention the rare and interesting anecdotes he shares. The tour is a great way to spend a Saturday morning and I’m definitely planning to join more Persp8ctives tours!"

Mrs Tan

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