Eating Air: Singing, dancing and walking through Katong's historical sights

Katong Dreaming: A Musical Tour is a performance art tour centred around the history of Katong and the Peranakan culture. PHOTO: MARC NAIR
No tour of Katong is complete without diving into its Peranakan roots. ST PHOTO: YAMINI CHINNUSWAMY
Tour guide Mark Tan introduces himself with a rousing speech about bak chang, the Peranakan variant of the classic sticky rice dumpling. PHOTO: MARC NAIR
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SINGAPORE - It is a busy Sunday night in Katong. My companions and I, with glowing neon blue headphones wrapped around our heads, are attracting bemused looks from passers-by as we walk down the bustling streets.

But I am oblivious, too immersed in the music streaming through the headphones. I have been taken out of modern Singapore and into a Broadway-inspired production centred on the rich history of Katong.

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