Shophouses were two to four-storey terraced building where the ground floor is used for business purposes and the upper floor for living quarters. They were unique in a way that every shop's front have to reserve a common space five-foot in width, known as five-foot-ways for public access.
The purpose is to provide shelter for the pedestrians. This is a really clever and thoughtful implementation, especially in tropical country like Singapore, it keeps us under cover from the rain and sun.
Shophouses along Neil Road
Shophouse's five foot way
Conserved shophouses along Blair Road
Artistic wall tiles
Unique patterns wall tiles
Handcrafted wooden door known as pintu pagar
Reflection from a window
A scene of Blair Road
Restored shophouses along Everton Road
Wooden window shutters