Joo Chiat (Katong) is stuffed with bakeries and dessert shops, but few equal old-school Kim Choo. Pick up traditional pineapple tarts and other brightly coloured Peranakan kueh (bite-sized snacks), and pit stop at the adjoining boutique for colourful Peranakan ceramics, clothing and accessories. Fashion designer Raymond Wong runs four-session Peranakan-beading courses (S$300 to S$350), with each session lasting two hours; email for further information.