Shophouses are commonly seen in South East Asia. Singapore old Shophouses were built between 18th to 19th century.
Typically, Shophouse consists of shop on the ground floor with “five foot way” – the covered walkway along the road with Shophouse property line for public pedestrians and which the residential accommodation at upstair. Each house abut each other to form row with regular facade with fire walls between.The Gate of Far East In the 20th century, Singapore attracted an increasing number of visitors due to the growing global tourist industry. Travellers stopped in Singapore on round-the-world cruises and also came on flights that stopped to refuel en route to Australia or other parts of Asia.
The Gate of Far East was the travel booklet in year 1937 containing sketches and information on tourist sites in Singapore and “The Song of the Cities – Singapore” poem by Rudyard Kipling an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist from Bombay, India.
Knowledge and thank to the picture source: Cambridge University Library, UK
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