Peranakan Terrace Houses

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Peranakan Terrace Houses information

Location
Singapore (city) , Singapore (country)
Address
Koon Seng Rd & Joo Chiat Pl
Getting there
Metro: Eunos
Bus: 16, 33
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Just off Joo Chiat Rd, these two streets feature Singapore's most extraordinary Peranakan terrace houses, joyously decorated with stucco dragons, birds, crabs and brilliantly glazed tiles. Pintu pagar (swinging doors) at the front of the houses are another typical feature, allowing cross breezes while retaining privacy. After falling into disrepair in the 1980s, the government designated them heritage buildings, heralding restoration work and skyrocketing their value to around $2.5 million each.