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Trendy Singaporean Traditions

Posted: Feb. 19th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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Diane Slawych

Singapore has recently lost its rural like looks and has transformed its self into a city and by goodness has it done a great job filling its sky’s with dozens of building tops. Although most of the city was transformed some areas still remain unfazed with their traditional architecture.

SINGAPORE -- Skyscrapers may dominate the skyline of Singapore, but fortunately there are still plenty of examples of traditional architecture in the country sometimes called the Garden State.

The "shophouse" is one standout. Introduced in the 1840s by immigrants from southern China's Guangdong province, these colourful two and three storey structures are found throughout Singapore, including in the ethnic neighbourhoods of Little India, Chinatown and Kampong Glam.

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