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window views and doors too #8:

03 Feb

I believe this is Trengganu Street in the heart of Singapore Chinatown (it has been two years since my visit so pardon the momentary amnesia).  The street has been converted into pedestrian mall.  It is lined on both sides by shop houses.  As the name suggests, shop houses are houses that are used both as a shop on the ground floor and residences on the  upper floor. 

I read somewhere that these shop houses were renovated for tourism purposes.  Second image is a little close up of the the colorful windows of the shop  houses.

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7 Comments

Posted by on February 3, 2010 in Window Views and Doors Too

 

7 responses to “window views and doors too #8:

  1. VioletSky

    February 3, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Well, I’m glad they were ‘renovated’ for the tourists rather than torn down. Can’t be a very quiet place to live, though!

     
  2. maryt/theteach

    February 3, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Gorgeous street mall! And those red shutters… They could be posted for Ruby Tuesday! They are wonderful! 🙂

     
  3. Simone

    February 4, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Beautiful shots – such vibrant colour

     
  4. dianne

    February 4, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    beautiful street scene
    I love the red lanterns and the sunny skies above with the shade from the buildings
    it all adds to the beauty of the shot

    and the close-up is wonderful

     
  5. Gemma

    February 6, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Love the colourful bustle of the street scene! And those shutters on the windows in the second photo have such dramatic flair!

     
  6. Louise Cannon

    February 8, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    LOVE these windows!

     
  7. Sistertex

    February 10, 2010 at 4:16 am

    This is great! Love the color!

     

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