Photo by Arwen Joyce
Koon Seng Painted Ladies
When snacking and shopping in the East Coast neighborhood of Joo Chiat, veer off the main street to see some iconic Peranakan architecture. The wealthy Peranakan merchants had a penchant for flamboyant design, as demonstrated by the “Painted Ladies” of Koon Seng Road, a row of well-preserved terraced houses dating from 1935.
By Arwen Joyce, AFAR Local Expert