For our applied learning project we chose to show our appreciation of architecture. The different types of buildings in Singapore document the evolution and growth of Singapore.
We felt that it is important because it helps us relegalise how far Singapore has come.it also increases Singapore's revenue as tourists would get attracted to the different architectural sites in Singapore.
It provides us with the background knowledge we need to know such as the history and the origins of the buildings.
We hope the photos we have taken would inspire people to preserve these historical sites in Singapore. We would like to portray the different styles of architecture from the past in Singapore and the present. We also hope that the readers would be more aware of the different architectural structures in Singapore and would be able to tell the difference in style during the years.
The first stop on our architectural journey is katong. The East Coast's second area of historical interest Katong and Joo Chiat, which retain a smattering of traditional shophouses and shops specializing in Peranakan crafts and food
Along Koon Seng Road, there are well-designed picturesque two- to three-storey shophouses, terrace houses and homes, some in distinct Peranakan styles or ornate eclectic Chinese styles.
In the 1820s, the area that later became known as Joo Chiat consisted of coconut and cotton plantations, including Confederate Estate (which is today part of Joo Chiat Road).
Koon Seng Road, a two-way road, begins at the junction of Pennefather Road and Joo Chiat Road and ends at the junction of Lorong J Telok Kurau and Still Road.
Haji lane is located within kampong glam youngsters frequent their shophouses along the lane to hunt for independent boutiques and middle eastern cafes. Haji lane got its name due to its businesses.
The last of these petering out into the wide walkway next to Ophir Road – have smartened up a fair bit of late. Both have something of London’s Brick Lane about them, with traditional shops rubbing up against trendy boutiques; in the evenings and at weekends DJs set up informally on Haji Lane, spinning dance sounds from their computers or record decks.
49 Arab Street Arab Street lies between Victoria Street and Beach Road in the Kampong Glam area, and was part of the Rochor Planning Area of Singapore’s Central Region. Sir Stamford Raffles had designated the Kampong Glam area as the most appropriate area for Arabs to live in.
Arab Street lies between Victoria Street and Beach Road in the Kampong Glam area, and was part of the Rochor Planning Area of Singapore’s Central Region. Sir Stamford Raffles had designated the Kampong Glam area as the most appropriate area for Arabs to live in.
Filled with quirky shops, local eateries and shisha bars, it is also a real haven for art and culture lovers: the street’s facades are both historical, with typically South Asian architecture, and dynamic, decorated with bright colors and, occasionally, street art.
Orchard Road, a 2.2 kilometre-long boulevard, is the retail and entertainment hub of Singapore. Often known colloquially as Orchard, the area is a major tourist attraction. It is also known as Tang Leng Pa Sat Koi (Tanglin Market Street) and Vaira Kimadam (Fakir's Place) by the Singaporean Chinese and Singaporean Tamils respectively.
Tangs, founded in 1932 by Tang Choon Keng, is one of Singapore's oldest surviving departmental stores. It is also one of the earliest retail occupants in Orchard Road, Singapore's premier shopping district. Its flagship store with its distinctive green-tiled Chinese roof is a familiar landmark to shoppers and tourists.
Ion Orchard ION Orchard, formerly known as the Orchard Turn Development or Orchard Turn Site, is a shopping mall in Singapore. It started operating on 21 July 2009, occupying 335 food and retail outlets. In December 2016, Forbes recognized ION Orchard as one of the top shopping malls in Singapore
ION Orchard, formerly known as the Orchard Turn Development or Orchard Turn Site, is a shopping mall in Singapore. It started operating on 21 July 2009, occupying 335 food and retail outlets. In December 2016, Forbes recognized ION Orchard as one of the top shopping malls in Singapore
Orchard Gateway is a shopping mall in Orchard Road, Singapore, connecting Orchard Central and 313 @ Somerset together. The mall was meant to be completed in November 2013, but was delayed and officially opened on April 26, 2014 It was built on the site of the former Specialists Shopping Centre and Orchard Emerald.
Ngee Ann City is a shopping and office complex located along Singapore’s Orchard Road shopping belt that was officially opened on 21 September 1993. A collaboration between Ngee Ann Development and Orchard Square Development Corporation , the complex was the largest commercial project in Singapore when it opened
It is important to spend time to appreciate the things around us be it as simple as nature or as complicated as life. That is why we chose to appreciate architecture.
After our tiring, fun and memorable journey to Katong, Haji lane and Orchard Road, we realized that it was ok for Singaporeans to act like tourists. So the next holiday take out your camera, walk around your neighbourhood, take some photos and you may learn something new about that area you have never known.