Peranakan shophouses (main floor shops with living quarters above) built in the early 20th C, with pastel walls and floral tiles have been carefully restored and are home to pubs in Peranakan Place. Peranakans are a people descended from mixed Chinese and Malay ancestries.More of these quaint buildings with their Chinese style forecourts and intricately carved doors have been conserved to form a peaceful residential neighbourhood.
Address: Orchard Road, Singapore
The Peranakan Place Museum is now defunct, making way for Peranakan Place Complex that features restaurants and shops. Peranakan Place has been restored to retain its unique style including the decorative tiles, arches and fretwork painted in pastel colours.
Istana Negara Singapura
Istana Negara Singapura, once the former residence of the British Crown representative is now the official residence of Singapore's President. The building's style ranges from ornate Victorian to Classical Roman with touches of Chinese and Malay.
Singapore Botanical Gardens
The epitome of Singapore's luxuriant parks, this 52ha/128ac garden is a combination of untouched forest and specialty gardens displaying frangipanis, roses, ferns and desert plants plus the National Orchid Garden with 20,000 orchids on display.