Monday, July 20, 2009

house with entrance staircase


Old houses on the left with ornamented entrance staircase are fast disappearing. This house type has its root in the Malay traditional house design. The location is Joo Chiat Place. I sat at the bus stop opposite the house and sketched this. The ornamented street lamp is of a typical design found in the Joo Chiat / Eunos area traditionally a Malay village. This neighbourhood is flooded with immigrants. How do I know? I hear them speaking in at least four different foreign dialects at the bus stop on a Sunday afternoon.