Architecturally Interesting Shophouses Around Chinatown

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.

A unique five foot ways along Neil Road

Shophouses along Neil Road

A cosy five-foot-ways decorated with flower pots along Blair Road

Shophouse's five foot way

Singapore conserved shophouses in Tanjong Pagar area

Conserved shophouses along Blair Road

Artistic wall tiles found in shophouses of Blair Road

Artistic wall tiles

Tour around the area of Tanjong Pagar to appreciate the unique architectures of shophouses

Unique patterns wall tiles

Pintu Pagar is a type of handcrafted wooden swinging door commonly used in pre-war shophouses

Handcrafted wooden door known as pintu pagar

An old type of window that can only be found in Singapore pre war shophouses

Reflection from a window

Things to do in Singapore: Have a feel of old time Singapore along Blair Road, Everton Road and Neil Road in Tanjong Pagar district

A scene of Blair Road

Beautifully restored shophouses along Everton Road

Restored shophouses along Everton Road

restored shophouse tanjong pagar

Wooden window shutters

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