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5 fabulous styles of shophouses in Singapore

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The pictures and information provided here were published with permission from Pooja Makhijani a writer, editor, teacher, and New Yorker living in Singapore. She blogs about Singapore art and culture at notabilia.wordpress.com.

As the name suggests, a shophouse was traditionally a business premises with living quarters on the upper floors.

These two- to four-story buildings are constructed in long, contiguous blocks and connected by a passageway called a “five foot way.” These covered structures have provided people in Singapore protection from the city’s unpredictable, tropical weather. 

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