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Petain Road lies in the vicinity of the very famous Little India. It has 18 terraced shophouses that stretch up to half of the road. These shophouses across the Petain Road are the most spectacular and vibrant of all shophouses in Singapore. They display strikingly varied eclectic ornamentation such as the decorative wall tiles and framing of windows. Also, parallel to Jalan Besar, these shophouses are built between the 1900's and 1930's. The architectural style spans from traditional to contemporary, the art and decor are also infused with styles such as Chinese Baroque and incorporates colours that are favoured by the Peranakans.
The ceramic tiles of the shophouses have floral patterns and reliefs of birds, trees and blossoms over terracotta finishes that complement the tiles. Some tiles have been replaced over time due to damage and loss of a few. However, much of the terracotta flooring is preserved to maintain the vintage feel of the walkway. This place is a haven for photographers and upcoming Instagrammers as it is one of the most well-maintained shophouses in Singapore. The Petain Shophouses continue to define Singapore's dynamic adaptation to change. Although a majority of the shops have strict conservation rules that are expected to be abided by the visitors, many have been converted into functional spaces. Some of them have been turned into temples, clan associations, boutique hotels, cafes and offices.
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