Decorative tiles dress up the entries of many of the conservation shophouses around Singapore. Their geometric and floral patterns remain as reminders of Singapore’s Peranakan heritage. I often found myself photographing the tiles on my walks through neighborhoods like Everton Park, Kampong Glam and Telok Ayer. The ornate styles and colorful patterns add beautiful expression along otherwise gray sidewalks. Some of the newer buildings are reviving the use of these tiles as a nod to a past trend that is once again in fashion.
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