Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My World Tuesday - Old Buildings

Singapore is known as a clean and green city. But we still have certain corners of the streets that looked so dirty.

Some of these shophouses are empty and no they are not abandoned. I guess some new tenants are moving in soon, as I saw some renovation works at the front of the shophouses. Each shophouses are worth more than a million dollars.

Wonder why the landlord did not take good care of their backlane.

When I was young, I used to be fascinated by the spiral staircases.
Just opposite from those dirty shophouses are also some shophouses cum staying quarters. They are much cleaner and well maintained.

Please visit "That's my World" for other parts of the world.

9 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Such an interesting look at your world, Irene! Your photos are great. Hope you have a good week!

Sylvia

Lara Neusiedler said...

it's bad when they don't take care. they'll need to pay more later...

LadyFi said...

Gosh - now that's a sight you don't often see in Singapore.

Luna Miranda said...

spiral staircases also fascinate me.:p thanks for sharing a bit of your world.

Ann said...

Do you go to Tanjong Pagar? My relatives used to lease a shop from the Govt.

alicesg said...

Ann, I think I have some photos of shophouses in Tanjong Pagar. You can looked for shophouses in my label at the end of this blog.

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

When I visited Singapore, I didn't get to see this. This is a common site for backlanes in many places, especially it is an old area that has been used for business for a very long time. Somehow, I feel safer whenever I see spiral staircases, they are like fire escape exits!

Sciarada said...

Hi Alicesd, this your pics are very interesting for to know a such world

Elettra said...

Ciao Alice this photos are a really life