The Village Hotel in Katong has recently emerged from a $30 million makeover that embraces the strong Peranakan culture within the surrounding neighbourhood. Vibrant colours and geometric prints cover the walls, rugs and even mirrors, and the overall vibe is comfortable and accessible, yet chic. While there's no shortage of terrific eating locally - Katong is famed for its hawkers - guests won't want to miss the hotel's hotly anticipated restaurant, Katong Kitchen. The new concept eatery brings the outdoors in, quite literally, by enlisting popular neighbourhood street vendors to cook in its kitchen.