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Katong is a residential area in the east of Singapore near the seafront. Formerly located by the sea, land was reclaimed all the way to East Coast Park to provide more land for housing and recreational purposes due to shortage of land in the late 1960s after Singapore gained independence. Katong was the location of many villas and mansions of the wealthy in the late 19th to the mid 20th centuries, who made their fortunes in the Far East and built seaside resorts, villas and manors along the beachfront of Katong, beginning from Katong Park to the end of the East Coast. Newer houses as well as cluster homes also bloomed in this heritage area.
High-rise condos and apartments along Meyer Road, Amber Road and Marine Parade Road also gives an unparalleled view of the eastern side, ie East Coast.
Katong is also home to some of the most popular schools in Singapore. Among Primary schools include the venerable Tao Nan primary school, as well as Haig Girls’ school. Chung Cheng High Main, Tanjong Katong Secondary and Tanjong Katong Girls schools have been in the same location for decades. Dunman High School is also amongst the most popular bilingual schools. Victoria School and Victoria Junior College are also in the vicinity in the Marine Parade area.