Saturday, July 30, 2011

Walk along Balestier Road - Another row of Sim Kwong Ho Shophouse

As I continued my walk along Balestier Road, I saw that there's another row of shophouses belonging to Sim Kwong Ho. It is located at the junction of Kim Keat Road and Balestier Road.

It was designed by the architect firm of Westerhout and Oman. It is often referred to as the “Sim Kwong Ho” building as the name(in mandarin) is inscribed on the front of the building. According to residents in the area, there is a dog centrepiece feature that had gone missing, but they have no idea when it disappeared



The row of shophouses are very pretty and comes in so many colours. I love the purple look of the shophouses.
You can read more about the history of the shophouses from heritage trails

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4 comments:

Indrani said...

Good one for a pink theme.

Pat said...

WOW - these pictures are wonderful. Singapore has really beautiful architecture!

www.designgivesback.com said...

The use of color compliments the architecture so well! Thanks for sharing! I hope you can join me for the Design Gives Back blog party for the Miracle Makeover reveal the week of August 12th-18th for a story to warm your heart! HPS!-Sher

alicesg said...

Thanks for all the comments. Will try to visit back.