I am not an architect by profession, nor by training, but somehow the nature of buildings, especially those located in the sub-downtown areas of Singapore just drew me in. I'm a sucker for looking at the beauty of how these low-rise structures just seemingly make the areas more complete...giving it more flavour and character, compared to the tall behemoths that is pervading the Singapore skyline right now.
On one of my photo walks, I am drawn to the idea of how these buildings of yesteryears, which were mostly built during the pre-World War 2 days, are just so full of character. I wonder how the architects, and maybe even the artists, have put in so much effort in using that low-rised-ness of these structures to display their artistry. Given that limited amount of 'canvas space' that they have, they seem to be more than successful in giving some character...perhaps even life, to the structures that they design...and most probably help to build.
These pictures are a showcase of some of these buildings and structures that dots the Serangoon area, again an excellent area for those who wants to take a sneak peek at what Singapore was like in the early 20th century...well almost. It is not entirely original I must say, given the local's knack for converting these structures into functionable and commercially-viable alternatives, but nonetheless, they still do exude that little bit of character, that is sometimes so missing in other more modern buildings.
View them and enjoy.