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  • n. Plural form of shophouse.


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  • At the same time, it is a short walk to the cultural attractions of Chinatown and Tanjong Pagar, such as shophouses and food markets.

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  • Along Armenian Street, named for immigrants like the Sarkies Brothers who opened the Eastern & Oriental Hotel on the waterfront here in 1885 before moving on to establish Raffles Singapore three years later, a handful of two and three story shophouses have been spruced up as Straits Collection.

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  • The side of the shophouses at Stewart Lane (off Love Lane).

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  • A row of traditional Chinese shophouses (with a business on the ground floor and living space above) under renovation earlier this year on George Town's Stewart Street.

    Historic Structures

  • George Town's historic structures range from grand colonial-style government buildings and traditional Chinese shophouses (with a business on the ground floor and living space above) to domed mosques, ornate Indian and Chinese temples and prim churches.

    A Tale of Two Cities

  • Called "bird houses" by locals, these are shophouses that have been converted most of them illegally to breed swiftlets for their nests, which are con sidered a delicacy and sell for between $1,250 and $5,600 a kilogram.

    A Tale of Two Cities

  • On the main street of Sakkarin Road, Chinese-style shophouses (designed to contain a business on the ground floor and a residence upstairs) alternate with French colonial villas, administrative buildings and schools; along side streets, traditional timber houses built on stilts sit beside French-meets-Laotian homes built of mortar on the ground floor and timber above.

    A Tale of Two Cities

  • A famous local joke held that Rangoon's High Court (1911), with a clock tower rising above the nearby shophouses and plenty of the city's ubiquitous bright red brick, was designed by "a convict with a grudge against the judge."

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  • This neighborhood, Immortalized in Graham Greene ' s novel " The Quiet American, " was once made up of Chinese and French colonial shophouses typically two or three-story structures with a business on the ground level and a residence upstairs.

    City Walk: Ho Chi Minh City

  • But the shophouses that once surrounded the market have been replaced with modern, nondescript housing.

    City Walk: Ho Chi Minh City


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