Exploring: Joo Chiat’s Architecture (Part 2 of 2)

I could have hung around this area all day. It was just so nice having a stroll here. Hmmm it seems these shophouses are for rent. Wouldn’t it be lovely to live or have an office here? The rental must be pretty high though.

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Here you can see how the old kampong house sits next to the row of restored shophouses. Love the charm of the red roofs. So Singapore.

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Traffic is pretty quiet around here. Joo Chiat is actually quite a huge area and this is just a small part of it.

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Loving the unique carvings on this wooden door.

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It’s a door in front of another door. I think in the past there were no worries about security as neighbours were around to protect you. Probably back then there was a very village like atmosphere. I am just guessing there was only the wooden swing door back then?

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The wooden ceiling beams add a warmth to the design.

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The colours are very attractive.  It’s only when I take pictures like this that I realize just how clean our buildings and streets are.  Almost perfection.

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As you can see, some are companies or businesses that are housed here.

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This is where the letters go. The brass covering is so elegant.

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Someone lives here and they must be getting loads of junk mail or other people’s mail. The notice seems a good idea.

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Love the old style patterned glass inserted into wooden frames. This was the style in the 60’s and 70’s.

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A close-up of the wood carving design.

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The row of shophouses is known as Lotus at Joo Chiat. Nice name.

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2 Responses to Exploring: Joo Chiat’s Architecture (Part 2 of 2)

  1. Awesome pictures bookjunkie! 🙂 I loved the architecture of the place. I think I’ve seen this place before when I went to Singapore last year. Is this place near to Jalan Besar?

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