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Singapore Sights

Peranakan Place

Updated 02/05/2014

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The building on the corner of Orchard and Emerald Hill roads is a masterpiece, albeit a somewhat diluted one, of architecture in the Peranakan style. This style, a blend of Chinese and Malay cultures, emerged in the 19th century, when Chinese born in what was then called the Straits Settlements (including Singapore) adopted, and often adapted, Malay fashions, cuisine, and architecture. The area is now a mix of upscale residences, with renovated shophouses doubling as bars

and restaurants. Parts of Emerald Hill, from Orchard Road through Ice Cold Beer pub, are for pedestrians only; there are several outdoor cafés and restaurants along the stretch. Stroll the arcaded street and check out fretted woodwork, pastel wash, ornate wall tiles, and other typical Peranakan touches.

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Address:

180 Orchard Rd., Singapore, 238846, Singapore

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Phone:

/6738–8898

Updated 02/05/2014

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