I have been asked many times about the style of houses in Singapore. Today I had the chance to see for myself inside the colonial pastel houses. On was on a heritage and architectural tour around Singapore. I have been living here for almost a year now and this was my first insight into the past. I must admit I’m very impressed. The British, Portuguese, Malay, Indian and Chinese have contributed a lot to the lovely colonial style of architecture. It’s hard to describe it, I’m still overwhelmed, but see for yourselves. My favourite decorative detail is the Peranakan tiles, that are displayed under the windows or next to the entrance door.