Back story: After taking this picture, we moved the trash bins for better esthetics but it was lacking… the wanderer and the authenticity. Not that you would have known better without the bins in the picture but this is the real Singapore, blue bins in every picture 🤷♀️
The good thing about wandering in this area of Singapore during a rainy day is that there is a lot of cover sidewalk. The bright colors of the house photograph well even in cloudy weather (actually no hard shadow either).
22-Jan-2022: D-148 before departure
Singapore architecture is full of contrast, from futurastic high-rises right next to HDBs and nestled in the middle of those are the shophouses with their five-foot path
The five-foot way was a unique feature of Malaya’s shophouses. Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore, stipulated that shophouses must have a covered walkway of about five feet along its street front. These walkways were meant to protect pedestrians from the hot tropical sun as well as rain.
~~~Just a little FYI So for my last 200 days in Singapore I have decided to reblog, in no special order, a post from the 6 years I will have spent on the Little Red Dot. PS: you will then get 2 posts a day!!~~~