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Discover & Photograph Singapore's Hidden Gems

You will discover more of the Lion City if you start-out with a good plan. At Singapore Street Shots our Blogs will help you discover Singapore’s hidden gems. We give you Information & tips for creating stunning photos and exploring Singapore's neighborhoods.

Singapores beautiful historic Shophouses

See our 5 *Star list of Stunning Shophouses to discover and photograph. I'm confident you will create stunning photos at all these destinations, however I do recommend you explore more around these neighborhoods. You never know what you may find and beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so get out there and explore.

To learn more about Singapore's beautiful Shophouses please read our blog SINGAPORE SHOPHOUSES


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Chinatown Area

Five Star List

  • Trengganu Street - The heart of Chinatown tourist section. (***** Stars)

  • Mosque Street - The heart of Chinatown tourist section. (***** Stars)

  • Early Shophouses and The Scarlet Hotel - Erskine Road(***to****Stars)

  • Keong Saik Rd - The Potato-Head restaurant and Shophouses all along this road. (***** Stars)

  • Bukit Pasoh Rd - The whole road is loaded with beautiful Shophouses. (**** Stars)

  • 54 Blair Rd: Walk down Blair road for 250 meters, beautiful Shophouses in the entire area. (*****Stars)

  • 80 Tg Pagar Rd: (*****Stars) It’s worth walking the entire road as there are beautifully restored Shophouses all along this road. Plus great food everywhere!

  • 1 Spottiswoode Park Rd - (***** Stars)

  • Duxton Hill Rd - Beautiful Shophouses in this neighborhood. (****Stars)

  • Duxton Hill - 5 beautiful Shophouses- (*****Stars) 13 Duxton Hill- Easy to photograph, lots of room


Joo Chiat Road - Geylang Area

  • Joo Chiat Road - Walk the entire road it’s worth it!

  • 291 Joo Chiat Rd: (***** Stars)

  • 314A Joo Chiat Rd, Si (***** Stars)

  • The Peranakan Houses: 287 Joo Chiat Rd- (***** Stars)

  • 130 & 130A, Tembeling Road - (***** Stars)

  • Lorongs 24 and 34 in Geylang

  • 1 Lor Bachok - (***** Stars)


Little India Area

  • 69 Syed Alwi Rd: Stunning windows

  • Heng Moh Seng - (***** Stars)Two of the most beautiful Restored Historic buildings in Singapore

  • 298 Jln Besar, Allenby House: Beautiful Modern Style Shophouse

  • Wanderlust - 2 Dickson Rd-(****Stars) Beautiful Shophouse building but difficult to photograph.

  • 117 Jln Besar: (***** Stars)

  • Stanley Street - GOOGLE MAPS - Late style shophouses of the 1930's

  • Baba House - 157 Neil Road (***** Stars)

  • 40 Petain Rd. Late Style - (***** Stars)

  • Selegie Arts Center - (***** Stars)30 Selegie Rd, Singapore 188351


Dhoby Ghaut

  • Temasek Shophouse: 28 Orchard Rd (*****Stars)- Don't forget to photograph the back of the Temasek Shophouse, along with the adjacent Shophouses.


Novena Area

  • 312 Balestier Rd. Late Style - (***** Stars) photos here. Also be sure to enjoy some great Pizza at ALT. Pizza located in the building.

  • 418 Balestier Rd. Late Style Shophouse (****Stars)

Reminder: Don’t forget to do some shopping at these Shophouses after creating your stunning photos…

Don't forget to LIKE & FOLLOW our Facebook page and post some of your stunning Singapore Shophouse photos along with a short story about your experience on our Singapore Street Shots Facebook Page


Closing Remarks

I hope this Blog has been helpful and informative, and inspires you to make the most of your visit to Singapore and Asia. Be sure and enjoy one of our Singapore Street Shots Photo walks .

Singapore is well known for it's incredible verity of delicious foods from every corner of Asia, so do stop at the Hawker centers for lunch and discover the local cuisine...

Also for night life, try hitting some of the Roof-top Bars and restaurants in Chinatown and the downtown area for drinks & dinner.

Please do not forget to post some of your best Shophouse photos along with a short story about your experience on our Singapore Street Shots Facebook Page.


Mark Stevens & Ilonka Guenther

Business Owners, Photographers & Travelers


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At Singapore Street Shots we want you to make the most out of your holiday in Singapore. Our blogs offer you tips & advice for not only exploring Singapore, but creating stunning photos. You will discover and photograph more if you do some research and create a good plan for every day.

Singapore in Pictures - Telling your Singapore story with photos.

(A Seven blog series)​

SINGAPORE SHOPHOUSES - Telling your Singapore story with photos.

Singapore Skyline Panorama's - Photograph Singapore's world class Skyline

Singapore's Chinatown - Kreta Ayer - Telok Ayer - Tanjong Pagar - Bukit Pasoh

Singapore's Little India - Culture & Colour

Kampong Glam - Singapore's Arab Quarter

Hawkers & Markets - Flavor the Moment

Singapore - Off the Beaten Path - Discover the Singapore most tourist never see


DRESSING FOR SECCESS -Look good and Feel good on your day-trip

Tips for Travelers: Capture your Memories with Pictures

A Rainy Day Holiday in Singapore - Things to do in Singapore when it's rainy weather

MASTER YOUR CAMERA - Use your camera like a pro

EASY EDITING - Make all your photos pop

Great Singapore Shophouse locations - The best locations for photographing Singapore Shophouses



(Coming soon)

A Five Blog series

"Discovering Singapores Parks"


1st Series: East and West coast parks:

2nd Series: Singapore Botanical Gardens:

3rd Series: Kent Ridge & Hort parks:

4th Series: Fort Canning park:

5th Series: Lakeside Gardens

A Three Blog series

"Photographing Singapores Natural Beauty"

Nature Reserves:

1st Series: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

2nd Series: MacRitchie Nature Reserve

3rd Series: Singapore Zoo and Singapore Bird Park


A Six Blog series

"Photographing Singapores Islands"

Singapore’s islands:

1st Series: Pulau Ubin

2nd Series: Coney Island

3rd Series: Sentosa Island

4th Series: St. John Island

5th Series: Kusu Island

6th Series: Lazarus Island.

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