preserve or restore older buildings in a modern urban setting characterized by new technologies of sanitation, transportation, and so on?. Such squeaky clean, glistening appearances embody the improbable perfection characteristic of almost all such restorations throughout the world. How then does one
- The Shophouse: A Characteristic Singaporean Architectural Form (in the Postcolonial Literature and Cuture site)
- Shophouse with elaborate classical façade
- Shophouse with classical pilasters
Photograph 2001 by Jay C. Rosenthal. . [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]
Chua Nemg Huat. The Golden Shoe: Building Singapore's Fionancial District. Singapore: Urban Development Authority, 1989.
de Ledesma, Charles, Mark Lewis, and Pauline Savage. Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei: the Rough Guide. London, 1997. See also their site.
Lee Kip Lim. The Singapore House, 1849-1942. Singapore: Times, 1988.
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