Friday, March 20, 2009

Skywatch Friday-Housing in Tiong Bahru

My skywatch will be these housing in Tiong Bahru. Built in the 1930s, Tiong Bahru Estate is one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore. Almost everyone in Singapore knew that Tiong Bahru is famous for their buildings and of course their food (especially chwee kuay) at Tiong Bahru Hawker Centre. I will go there another time to take photo of the hawker centre.

These flats featured rounded balconies, flat rooftops and the famous spiral staircases.

These flats are protected under Tiong Bahru Heritage Buildings. They cannot be demolished without the government's permission. You can read more on these flats from
source.

These newer taller buildings are private condominiums.

It is directly opposite the MRT Station of Tiong Bahru. The place where I am standing is Tiong Bahru Shopping Mall.


This condominium is so tall that I have to squat down and bend my head real low to try to take the whole building...lol. I still did not capture the lower few floors. I think this condominium is at least more than forty stories high.

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12 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Those buildings are amazing. I am impressed by how what is so old looks so new. Styles change slowly!

fishing guy said...

Alice: What neat captures of the sky and large buildings.

Photo Cache said...

I'm sure there's a good view of the city from the upper levels.

Guy D said...

Great shots Alice, those condos are impressive.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

the donG said...

wow! i like to stay on of those bulidngs. looks like the place is really well maintained. i like having trees surrounding buildings.

Anya said...

Greaaaaaat shot from the condominium , its so BIG .....LOL
Congratulations with your award ;)

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for showing these buildings and for your visit and comment on my blog. Great that you are doing all this for our environment.

kazu said...

Those buildings are wonderful design. It's cool!

Today's Blah... said...

I love them all, esp the old house and I think the old tree too...

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great shots. That last condo ginormous.

Erin said...

i think i like the flat buildings best with their lovely balconies...much more lovely than the skyscrapers.
nice post and photos.

alicesg said...

Thanks for the visit and yes I love those old flats too with the spiral staircases. I hope to take a closer look the next time I am there. :)