6 May 201825 Feb 2023 yololah Photo Gallery: Emerald Hill, Singapore The glitzy towers of Orchard Road, just a stone’s throw away from Emerald Hill Emerald Hill was once home to the spice orchards of nutmeg, pepper and gambier The elaborate pendulum lamps along the 5-foot way 5-foot covered walkway is an essential part of the shop house vernacular architecture The back alleys of Emerald Hill were used by night soil collectors, which according to Singapore archives was practiced as late as 1987 French windows, alabaster columns, old-fashioned gates Peranakan architecture is a combination of east and west Bat wing motif on the Pintu Pagar borrowed from the Chinese beliefs. Bat or Fu in Chinese is also a word for prosperity Terracotta tiles were used for 5-foot way while glazed tiles were used for cladding. In this picture, the shop house has the Pintu Pagar, a Malayan vernacular architecture in Chinese motifs) Pintu Pagar – close-up A further close-up of the door motif Peranakan houses have an internal light well. Most have been closed up for air conditioning though this house we visited had kept it open An internal fountain Peranakan furniture Modern dining room A beautiful house which we visited and were offered tea and pandan cake The internal light well would have been open in the olden times Bedroom inside one of the houses we visited The colour of the Ferrari and the pinks and blues of the house make for a beautiful picture House with pheasant Pheasant tile close-up There are other purposes a 5-foot way fulfils Share this:TwitterLike this:Like Loading...
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