these buildings are found in one of the more than 70 protected areas in singapore. they are considered protected because you cannot demolish the buildings or make any unauthorised alteration to the facade of the buildings.
this area covers five roads and i counted about 127 conserved buildings altogether, mostly for residential use but some for commercial purposes.
1 where is this area?
2 it used to be a residential stronghold for a certain group of people. what was this group?
3 where did this group move to?
(no, i am not back in singapore yet. i am still some 6000km away from home.)