Patterned tiles are also laid on the walls below the front windows facing the street. Design of flowers and geometrical are usually found on the tiles.
A photo of a floor tile decoration.
Now, most of these houses have been converted into restaurants, cafes, bars and hostels. An example is the GREEN HOUSE which is run by an expat Australian couple. The cafe serves Western food and also delicious dessert.
Further down the road is the Hainan Temple called Thean Ho Keong or Temple of the Heavenly Queen. The I00-year-old temple is remodelled by craftsmen from China in 1995 (when it celebrated its centenary) with elaborate stone carvings and dragon pillars.