A walk down Joo Chiat Road offers one a glimpse of Singapore in the past, with its old buildings and traditional trades. ... More
Joo Chiat Road
A walk down Joo Chiat Road offers one a glimpse of Singapore in the past, with its old buildings and traditional trades. Named after wealthy landowner Chew Joo Chiat, it has an interesting mix of colonial villas, Malay bungalows and shop houses from the early 20th century. Of interest here and on Koon Seng Road are the Peranakan (Straits Chinese) houses, built in the Singapore Eclectic Style that evolved in the 1920s and 1930s. Painstaking restoration works have preserved the rococo stucco façades, eaves, moldings and elaborate wood carvings that reflect the affluence of Peranakans in the earlier days.
Singapore's Champs Élysees stretches 2.5 kilometres (1.5 miles) long and is said to have the largest concentration of shopping malls
worldwide. Originally a nutmeg and pepper plantation, Orchard Road today is lined with ritzy malls, swanky eateries and luxury ...
South east Asia's first philatelic museum was opened in 1995 and holds an extensive collection of local and international stamps
dating back to the 19th century. Anything related to stamps can be found here like first day covers, artwork, ...
The newly remodeled museum provides a multi sensory experience designed to guide you through Singapore's evolution from a fishing village
to a cosmopolitan city. The journey begins at Four Winds of Singapore, a multimedia exhibit honoring Singapore's diversity and ...