Peranakan Place at the junction of Orchard Road and Emerald Hill Road

Peranakan Place was a heritage and commercial complex housed within a row of restored shophouses situated at the junction of Orchard Road and Emerald Hill Road. The shophouses were redeveloped by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) in the early 1980s as part of the Emerald Hill conservation project. URA subsequently leased out the complex to Peranakan Place Complex Pte Ltd, a company started by a group of friends who were interested in showcasing Peranakan culture. The complex was officially opened in June 1985 and comprised of the following outlets: Ba Chik’s Photo Saloon, where customers could dress up in traditional Peranakan outfits and have their photos taken; an ice-cream parlour that offered flavours derived from Peranakan desserts such as ‘bubor chachar’ and ‘gula melaka’; an antique shop called Karong Guni; Ketak Ketik; a provision shop that specialised in selling ingredients used in Peranakan cooking; and a 1950s-style coffee shop known as Keday Kopi. Peranakan Place has since undergone redevelopment and now houses contemporary bars and food outlets.