As you stroll through quiet Alexandra Park, imagine a simpler time. The black & white houses in the estate were built for British officers from Alexandra and Gillman Barracks, as well as medical personnel employed in the nearby Alexandra Military Hospital. This tour delves into architectural features of these iconic houses, their history, and the lifestyle of the people who lived here in the past.
This estate features four different types of black & white houses. Most of the homes were built in the 1930s, some in tropical Art Deco style, with its streamlined appearance and flat roofs. Some of the houses here are special in that due to the hilly terrain, they were built on pillars of varying heights.
Note: We shall be viewing everything from outside.
Meet your guide at Hort Park, 33 Hyderabad Rd, S119578
What a fabulous tour of the Black and White houses. Our guide Pavla was so knowledgeable and a wealth of information. I highly recommend Janes Tours, this is our second excursion with them and both have been excellent. Looking forward to the next one.
Truly a very informativ and interesting Tour, where you get a glimpse into earlier history matched with today colonial flair. Great houses and hosts make you feel home. The guide lets you know a bundle of history and inside Singapur live stories. Thank you. See you on the next tour.
Fabulous tour of colonial-era architecture in Singapore. Hidden heavenly corners of beauty. A visit to various areas and styles of black and white, including to the interior of these beautiful houses. Our guide, Catalina, was so knowledgeable and interesting. With stories and personal experience. It was a pleasure to have her as a guide. Highly recommended.
Goodwood Hill’s serenity belies its location just steps from busy Scotts Road. Hidden amidst the lush greenery are some of the first and finest black & white houses built initially by the colonial government for the judiciary.
‘Black & White House Courtyard Alexandra Park’ – Photo Heidi Sarna
‘Black & White House Event Alexandra Park ‘ – Photo Heidi Sarna
‘Black & White House evening Alexandra Park ‘ – Photo Heidi Sarna
‘Black & White House Balcony Alexandra Park’ – Photo Heidi Sarna