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Emerald Hill, Singapore

Emerald Hill - Singapore, Singapore
Emerald Hill
Off Orchard Road, Singapore, Singapore 229289Map
Near Faber House
+65 6736 6622 (Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Orchard
Overview

Looking at the remarkable series of 112 pre-war homes and shop houses here, it is hard to imagine that this was once a nutmeg plantation. Hike up Emerald Hill Road to appreciate these exquisitely crafted buildings, built between 1902 and 1930 in an architectural style known as the Chinese baroque. Typified by floral tiles, carved swing doors, shuttered windows and pastel walls, these houses portray a unique blend of Chinese and Malay architectural styles. At the foot of the hill housing several fine bars and pubs today is Peranakan Place, a reconstruction of some 1903 vintage terrace houses demolished in 1984.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Somerset
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