An upscale neighborhood of traditional residences, plush boutiques, and pricey eateries today, Peranakan Place and Emerald Hill were originally granted in 1845 to Englishman William Cuppage, an officer in the postal service. Emerald Hill was later acquired by the Peranakans. Between 1900 and 1930, 30 different owners built residential units along Emerald Hill Road resulting in a street lined with unique Peranakan architecture. Interesting features include the the wooden pintu pagar, or half doors, often elaborately carved, across unconventional doorways. Also visible are richly colored ceramic tiles, shuttered windows, mirrors above doors to ward off evil spirits, and animal reliefs across brightly-painted facades to invite good luck. Toward Orchard Road, these typical terrace houses were converted into shophouses, with the first floors occupied by small provision stores, seamstresses, and dry-goods stores. Other roads on Emerald Hill that developed between 1900 and 1930 were Hullet Road and Saunders Road.
In 1984, the buildings on Peranakan Place were carefully restored to their former glory, making this area the only stretch of old shophouse architecture left on Orchard Road. Peranakan Place now comprises a group of modern air-conditioned shops with an eclectic mix of retailers offering Eastern and Western goods. A French café, Chinese barbecue shop, Mediterranean restaurant and wine cellar, and an outdoor pub and restaurant combine to offer a varied streetscape. Farther along, a row of shophouses at the pedestrianized Cuppage Terrace have become flourishing bars and interesting sidewalk cafés.
How to go to Peranakan Place and Emerald Hill
Peranakan Place and Emerald Hill
Address: Emerald Hill Road
Nearest MRT: Somerset.
Bus Number: 7, 14, 16, 65, 77, 106, 111, 123, 124, 143, 167, 171, 174, 190
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Bus Charter Rates
* Price varies by distant and timing
* Inclusive 1 driver
|13 Seaters||1 Way||From S$90|
|2 Ways||From S$180|
|Hourly||S$54/hr (min 10hrs); S$66/hr (min 3hrs)|
|23 Seaters||1 Way||From S$102|
|2 Ways||From S$204|
|Hourly||S$78/hr (min 10hrs); S$90/hr (min 3hrs)|
|40 Seaters||1 Way||From S$132|
|2 Ways||From S$264|
|Hourly||S$90/hr (min 10hrs); S$102/hr (min 3hrs)|
* Final prices subject to confirmation