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.
In the early 1900s the Public Works Department, responsible for building the island’s infrastructure, built the first house in the estate. These gorgeous homes were built for top civil servants in the British administration, primarily the judicial branch, to entice them to come live and work in Singapore.
Note: We shall be viewing everything from the outside.
Meet your guide at Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228221
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 informative and interesting Tour, where you get a glimpse into earlier history matched with today colonial flair. Great houses and hosts make you feel at 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.
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.
‘Black & White House Goodwood Hill’ – Photo Heidi Sarna
‘Black & White House Entrance Goodwood ‘ – Photo Heidi Sarna
‘Black & White House on a hill Goodwood’ – Photo Heidi Sarna
‘Black & White House Gates Goodwood’ – Photo Heidi Sarna
‘Black & White House Garden Goodwood ‘ – Photo Heidi Sarna