The elegant black and white houses of Singapore date back to the colonial era when well-heeled immigrants built magnificent homes set in gorgeously lush gardens. Most of these houses are spacious, aristocratic, and carefully oriented to get the most out of sunshine, shade, and the cooling breezes. The beautiful exteriors of these regal structures help clarify the term ‘black and white’, as they are invariably white houses with black trimmed timbers.

There were once thousands of black and white houses, but today, only about 500 remain. Many of them are found in Alexandra Park, but a few black and white bungalows are dotted in other locations as well.

For more information, you can also check out our blog post on Black and White houses.


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