Another day, another Lonely Planet Guide walk, the Joo Chiat Walk. Today I started by walking along the Singapore River.
Tan Si Chong Su Temple:
The Read Bridge:
There were decorated "floats" on the river as well:
We had also seen the Old Supreme Court, and I tried to get sight of the new and present Supreme Court:
At the City Hall MRT station, I took the East-West Line to Paya Lebar, and walked southward to take a left on Changi Road.
The Joo Chiat area is the heart of the Peranakan culture, the result of the early Chinese traders marrying Malay women. Known for ornate dress and architecture, with extra decorative elements in bright colors.
A pedestrian overpass:
Followed Joo Chiat Road to Joo Chait Lane. At Tembeling Road, a bright shophouse:
Dedicated to Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy, this temple actually serves followers of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.
Yep, it's pouring rain again!
Koon Seng Road is lined with Peranakan-style terrace houses:
Farther down Ceylon Road is St. Hilda's Anglican Church:
Returning to East Coast Road and heading north past Joo Chiat Road, there is a short dead-end road with small terrace houses:
It is noted for its 16-panel stained glass window over the altar:
Left on Still Road, past the former Grand Hotel:
Completed in 1920 as a mansion for the many wives of a wealthy cattle merchant Moona Kadir Sultan, it was briefly a hotel in the 1950s. The property was cut in half in 1973 by the construction of Still Road.
Back on East Coast Road, the Katong Antique House:
A tiny shop overseen by a tiny old lady, full of Peranakan clothing, furniture, ceramics, jewelry, etc. More of a museum than a shop.
I returned to the Paya Lebar MRT station along Joo Chiat Road.
I had to take a photo of a neat and clean hardware shop: