Peranakan Houses
Peranakan Houses
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markitiki
Orlando, FL694 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Fun and cute houses to look at/get pictures of, but not as impressive as the Painted Ladies in San Francisco. The surrounding area offers some great food and drink options and is fun to walk.
Written 26 November 2023
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Off their P
Manchester, UK4,271 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Our hotel was very close to these unusual buildings, and it was quite an eye-opener. We’ve never stayed over this side of the island before and it is highly recommended. It has a completely different feel than staying in the city and these buildings highlight that very well indeed.

They give an insight into old Singapore. They are beautiful, well maintained and the history fascinating.

It is to the city is great credit they have kept them intact whilst development goes on all around. Well worth a visit.
Written 6 March 2023
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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT2,161 contributions
Sept 2022 • Friends
The Peranakans had colorful houses and furniture as they believed the vibrancy would bring wealth, prosperity and longevity to the family. Such a distinct contrast from the modern skyscrapers nearby.
Written 28 December 2022
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annminky
United States1,591 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
The colorful houses lined up the street adds beauty to this place. So much history to know, but I’m glad they were able to keep these houses.
Written 13 August 2022
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JeffLeong
Singapore, Singapore3,656 contributions
Oct 2020
After our lunch at Hjh Maimunah Restaurant in Joo Chiat Road, we walked to Kim Choo Kueh Chang in Joo Chiat Place to buy Nyonya dumplings and desserts. From there, we headed back to Joo Chiat Road and continued our walk to the area around Koon Seng Road to see the picturesque Peranakan houses.

A few of the offices and shops along Joo Chiat Road have been restored to their lovely Peranakan heritage. But it is the buildings in the vicinity of Koon Seng Road that showcase the Peranakan houses with their lively, lovely and colourful facades and accent wall tiles. The efforts to detail the architectural facades and windows are worth a visit. The palette of complementary colours and shades is Instagramable.

A visit in the cool early morning or late afternoon will provide nice facade lighting. We went after lunch and it was hot. Fortunately, clouds helped scatter the harsh sunlight. There are a few other nearby lanes that we did not explore and will do so in another visit.
Written 2 October 2020
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VRNPerth
Perth, Australia170 contributions
Jan 2020
We'd thought of having breakfast at Mr. & Mrs. Moghan's Paratha stall in Joo Chiat Road. Took a bus upto the end of SIMS street and then walked down to the restaurant. Its a longish walk. But along the beautiful and elegant Joo Chiat road it doesn't seem all that long. Especially in the morning before the sun is out in full force and you start perspiring heavily.
The road itself is a narrow one, around the size of a normal suburban road. The houses on each side have been retained, either by design or by accident, I don't know.
Some of these old houses have been converted into elegant hotels. Some into shops selling a variety of goods and services.
You can see that most of these houses have been maintained and are in good knick. The old style wooden slats on their windows are operable. They are clean and not full of dust. The glass on some of the windows are clean and allow enough light in.
Walking along the street and a couple of others running off it you can let your imagination run wild and get an idea of the kind of lives that these inhabitants lived, say around 40-60 years ago.
Am posting a few photos of the buildings. Did not photograph any of the commercial establishments.
Definitely worth spending an hour or so wandering this street and its side roads.
Written 14 January 2020
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Manish
Singapore, Singapore682 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Katong and Joo Chiat are one of the main areas in Singapore where you can still have a taste of Peranakan lifestyle. The hint of Peranakan heritage can be found in rows of shophouses and residential houses that have accents that are distinctively Peranakan. These terrace houses on Koon Seng Road (near the intersection of Joo Chiat Road and Koon Seng Road) had been gazetted by Urban Redevelopment Authority for conservation. The main difference between the facade of old and now will be the colourful splash of colours on them. The final output looks like one of Peranakan favourite snack - the Rainbow Keuh Lapis. The houses are beautiful to look at with vibrant splash of colours and totally Instagram worthy.
Written 8 July 2019
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Manny V
Hong Kong, China328 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
A true example of the Peranakan architecture! These houses are amazingly well preserved and so worth the visit.
Written 10 April 2019
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Lidia K
Szczecin, Poland82 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Beautiful, laid back place in the heart of metropolis that seems to never sleep. I have found myself travel back in time in this part of Singapore. Karong area is quiet, peaceful and still has so much to explore. Picturesque Peranakan houses are perfect to take selfies or instagram photos and a steoll along them is such a breath of originality. A must! Tip: go early for cooler weather, and have a classic Kopi in red Heavenly Wang bakery.
Written 15 February 2019
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