Originally established in 1900, this vibrantly-painted villa is named after its builder, Tan Teng Niah, who was an industrial businessman that operated candy and rubber factories. Even after the city's industrial climate evolved and more modern skyscrapers covered the landscape, the colorful house remained a staple in what's now known as the Little India district of Singapore.
How to get there
N1° 18' 25.6356"E103° 51' 03.204"
This image of Tan Teng Niah's colorful villa was taken along the west side of the building. You can photograph this house from all sides, but I found the side next to Andhra Spice restaurant (43 Kerbau Rd, Singapore 219171) to be the most photogenic. The easiest way to get to this location is to take public transportation and then walk.
By public transportation:
- Closest station: Little India (Downtown or North East Line)
- Head northeast on Race Course Rd toward Kerbau Rd
- Turn right onto Kerbau Rd
Tan Teng Niah 37 Kerbau Rd, Singapore 219168
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