This engaging heritage attraction takes you through the history and culture of the Eurasian community in Singapore.
Ever wondered about the Eurasians in Singapore? Look no further. The Eurasian Heritage Centre explores their history and culture through different exhibitions at its three heritage galleries as well as special activities.
Home in Katong
The Eurasian community is one of Singapore’s smallest, but also one of its earliest. Known for their hybrid traditions of East and West, their Asian and European origins can be traced to some of the region’s oldest colonial settlements, such as Malacca, Penang, Goa, Macau and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).
The Eurasian Heritage Centre within the Eurasian Community House lies in the heart of vibrant Katong, where many Eurasians called home from the early 20th century.
Heritage, food and song
Here’s where you can discover more about the community’s most prominent personalities from sports, music and politics, for instance, and find out more about its origins, unique celebrations, language and even clothes. World War II buffs will also be intrigued by how Eurasian families lived through the Japanese Occupation.
If you have the chance, take part in a Portuguese folk-dance workshop. Ask for the classic song 'Jinkli Nona', a traditional Portuguese Malaccan folk song.
Foodies will enjoy sampling traditional Eurasian fare at the Eurasian Community House’s in-house restaurant. Try the super-spicy Devil Curry or the traditional sugee cake, a nutty cake made from semolina and almonds and topped with marzipan or icing – delicious!