An Old Shophouse Painted Canary Yellow

These shophouses at Pickering Street, as old as 70 years, have been preserved and all their external facade needed was a fresh coat of paint. I was struck by the awesome canary yellow of one of the shophouses. It stood out among the row of shophouses painted in pastel shades. I absolutely adore sunny yellow on buildings. Here it makes a  striking contrast against its red roof and our blue skies.

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

It’s lovely to see old and new Singapore intertwined – the restored low-rise shophouses among the glass and steel skyscrapers. This is an area where a lot banks, investment firms and insurance companies have their offices because these are the few companies that can afford the high rental here.  There are also a number of fancy restaurants and pubs here and the place probably comes alive at night.  I prefer going on the weekends when you get a bit of peace and quiet.  It’s so quiet that if you wanted to you could actually find a seat and meditate.  I kid you not.

photo by bookjunkie

The contrasting shades of the units seems like art come to life.

photo by bookjunkie

The dark brown window shutters look sophisticated against the white of the shophouses here. The green glazed overlapping chinese roof tiles have also been preserved.  The building now houses an investment firm.

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3 Responses to An Old Shophouse Painted Canary Yellow

  1. Artswebshow says:

    i’m not usually into painted facades of houses.
    But this is a really welcoming colour and i like it

  2. 365days2play says:

    I love this area too. We drove past this area this afternoon. I spied your favourite Tully’s as we were driving past.

  3. bookjunkie says:

    Hey Arts, yellow is a colour that appeals to my emotions 🙂 definitely welcoming

    Hey 365days, I think I like financial districts in Singapore…..they have the nicest looking buildings 🙂

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