Joo Chiat Road was a simple dirt track running through the plantations from Geylang Serai to the sea in the 1920s. It was named after Chew Joo Chiat, a wealthy land-owner and philanthropist, who purchased large plots of land in Katong and was known as the “King of Katong". (Urban Redevelopment Authority)
In February 2011, the National Heritage Board designated Joo Chiat as Singapore’s first Heritage Town. The award provided funding for the development of heritage and community activities for the area.
Present Day and Joo Chiat Road is a bustling spot filled with specialty stores (like Singapore Trading Post), home décor and fashion boutiques, cafe's, restaurants, bars, fitness and health studios, arts and crafts and so much more.
As small business owners in the area we wanted to create a map that would allow fellow Singaporeans and tourists to browse around the area and have a lovely keepsake that they could remember the area by...and so the Joo Chiat Map was born.
The Joo Chiat Map is a beautifully hand-drawn and coloured map that captures the essence of the heritage neighbourhood and was designed by Thain Lin Tay.
“I took several trips to Joo Chiat Road to observe the lovely architecture and to absorb the vibe of the neighbourhood. It is important for me to internalise and ‘feel’ the place before I commence on the artwork,” shared Thain Lin. The result of his many weeks of research and sketches yielded this ‘fun’ version of the map showing the location of various landmarks and shops.
Thain Lin Tay
On weekdays, Thain Lin manages and runs IT projects in a large professional business services firm. On weekends and during his leisure time, he passionately indulges in the process of creating visual artworks as a means of documenting the urban space around him.
You can see Thain Lin’s prolific artworks via his Instagram account, @thainlin.
He usually paints in his favourite mediums of ink and watercolours, but he is equally comfortable to work in oil and acrylic on canvases for larger artworks. He enjoys meeting people and help his clients to document their homes and favourite places in paints. It’s almost a cliché to say that art is a way to communicate happiness, and that is evidently shown in Thain Lin’s artworks.
Shops in the Joo Chiat Area
277 Joo Chiat Rd, #01-01, 427531
Badt and Co. is synonymous with the appreciation for design, craftsmanship, and time-honoured savoir-faire. This passion has translated through the years in highly curated collections of iconic Spanish espadrilles.
In its Flagship Store, the “Co.” in Badt and Co. gets its full dimension: the perfect gathering of style, art, and creativity. The space has been designed to feel like home for designers and artists to come together and share with our customers and community their creations.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in our home, which will also be yours.
290A Joo Chiat Rd, 427542
Baggie's Butcher & Deli produce and source a wonderful selection of fresh and cured meats, pantry items and delicious wines and spirits, with a focus on quality, value and uniqueness.
We have a large glass-walled curing room, where you can see all of our specialty cured meats in the making.
Shop with us for everyday meats for home cooking, delicious house-made cured meats for snacking, and unique quality pantry items and wines that you cannot get elsewhere.
Come to our store to see for yourself!
236 Joo Chiat Road,427493
A Place To Chill & Make New Friends.
Opening Hours - 3pm till 10.30pm
Monday to Sunday.
456 Joo Chiat Road Singapore, 427683
Set out over two floors in their corner Peranakan shophouse, China Collection is recognized as one of Singapore’s preeminent dealers of antique and vintage Chinese furniture as well as Asia inspired home decor. Each of China Collection’s unique antique pieces is hand selected, and their knowledgeable staff are there to guide and explain to customers the history and workmanship of every piece. China Collection also carries an array of old and new accessory items including porcelain jars & vases, baskets, table lamps, bronze rain drums & their signature jade and silk tassels.
252 Joo Chiat Road, 427506
Craft Atelier is Singapore’s first community-minded studio dedicated to crafting and contemporary weaving.
We offer workshops and creative making sessions for people of all ages, in many types of crafts and hand-making techniques. Individual tutorials and personalized project support are also available for those who are looking for more customized options. We retail a sizeable range of crafting supplies and tools to inspire and fuel crafting explorations.
Studio passes offer on-site use of our contemporary crafting tools and equipment, including weaving looms, while home rental options are available for more portable equipment.
58 Joo Chiat Place, 427782
Cugini is a popular dining destination in Singapore serving traditional Italian gastronomy in a trattoria setting. Traditional Italian Cuisine at its finest.
The first collaboration between Executive Chef Mauro Muroni and General Manager Gerri Sottile, Cugini is a popular dining destination on bustling Club Street serving traditional Italian gastronomy in a trattoria setting.
Inspired by heartwarming, comfort food, Mauro brings together authentic, handmade Italian flavours in a modern way.
37 Joo Chiat Place, #01-01, 427761
Embrace Physiotherapy is a specialist women's health & pelvic floor clinic, exclusively catering to women. We help women from adolescence, throughout the childbearing years, to menopause and beyond.
Onsite, we have access to real-time ultrasound, therapeutic ultrasound, EMG biofeedback and electrical stimulation.
We also provide clinical Pilates and group exercise classes. Let us help you embrace!
410 Joo Chiat Road, 427636
Expat Hair Studio offers both extensive hair services and a wonderful environment. We have been open since 2014 and have won Expat Living Gold awards 4 years in a row, as voted by the Singapore Expat community. One of the most important aspects of our salon environment is location — we are located in a beautiful shophouse on Joo Chiat Road. Our goal is to provide outstanding service that leaves our clients feeling pampered, appreciated and happy!
422 Joo Chiat Rd,427642
Hat of Cain is a homegrown Singapore label specialising in Panama hats, located in the charming neighbourhood of Joo Chiat.
Established in 2012, we have grown from our humble beginnings with a handful of classic styles to a wide selection of over forty designs suitable for both men and women. Customers, first-time Panama hat owners and collectors alike, will be spoilt or choice with the variety of weave grades that have been carefully sourced from the finest weavers in Ecuador.
At Hat of Cain, we ensure you'll find the perfect Panama hat through our personalised fitting sessions.
12 Joo Chiat Terrace, 427183
370 Joo Chiat Rd, 427615
Little Farms opens its arm to the East community at a spot along the cozy Joo Chiat Road. It’s by far the largest-ever outlet in the East, comprising a wholesome concept of Supermarket, Butcher Counter, Coffee Island Kiosk, Bistro and Bar. Little Farms believes in healthy living through healthy eating and they pride themselves with their freshness guaranteed and the highest-quality and freshest all-natural and organic produce, meats, seafood and dairy. If you’re looking for a place to get your daily fresh grocery or a dine-in experience, Little Farms welcomes you to drop by and say hi.
451Joo Chiat Rd, 427615
Lush Platters specialises in cheese and charcuterie boards, using luxurious ingredients and all beautifully styled. The lavish menu also includes gourmet salads, handmade dips, freshly baked crackers, beverages including wine and a range of desserts. Plenty of meat-free and vegan options available too.
Whether it’s to elevate a simple dinner with friends or celebrate birthdays, weddings, corporate functions and virtual meetings, you know it will turn into a gastronomical experience like no other. Shop online at www.lushplatters.com for delivery of pick up.
19 Joo Chiat Place 427748
Sacred Funk is your serenity in the city. Our boutique yoga space, The Breathing Room, offers Mindful Movement (Flow, Yin, Prenatal) group & private sessions.
With 20 years experience, owner Ashley Davies assumes the role of facilitator with grace, authenticity, and integrity. She teaches with the intention to inform as well as inspire. And her nurturing positive guidance creates a supportive space for students to explore their practice.
370 Joo Chiat Rd, 427615
Nestled right up against the historic Red House, Sugar(ed) – Katong is the second and most bustling studio belonging to Singapore’s first professional body sugaring business, Sugar(ed). New to the art of sugaring? Our resident sweeties are more than happy to share all they know about the patented hair removal technique and its benefits.
No matter if you’re dropping by Sugar(ed) for ladyscaping, manscaping, natural skincare or education about eco-conscious living, one thing’s for sure – you’re definitely in for a sweet treat.
77 East Cost Road
Step into our thoughtfully curated multi-label lifestyle boutique that’s home to over forty of the best independent brands in Singapore.
You’ll find our charming shophouse brimming with an on-trend assortment of unique home decor to stylish, summery fashion collections. Shop small-batch fragrances, luxury candles inspired by exotic island scents, plus non-toxic beauty and wellness essentials. Not forgetting beautiful range of jewellery, swimwear, children’s clothing, and even handcrafted toys!
Our boutique's collections are ever-changing but we’re sure you’ll always find something you love!
420 Joo Chiat Rd, 427641
267 Joo Chiat Road, #01-01, 42752
11E Coast Rd, 428722
The WYLDshop is for the Fun Fierce & Fabulous.
We are a multi-label omni-channel Fashion & Lifestyle company that serves individuals in Singapore and beyond. We curate a selection of Aussie brands & mix it with a lil' local love.
Our mission is to create a safe, fun and positive place to shop where we encourage people to embrace their uniqueness, experiment with their style while being comfortable and confident.
We believe YOU are the best source for your own happiness and we want you to "Live WYLD live Free '' with the confidence to dream and be who YOU want to be.
412 Joo Chiat Road, 427637