Colourful deities on the entrance of the Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple at Keong Saik Road, in the Chinatown district of Singapore. The Hindu temple was built in 1925 by Nattukottai Chettiars, a money lending community from Tamil Nadu, India. The temple recently underwent renovation works. Its riot of colours add to the vibrancy of the street. It's worthwhile taking a walk around the shophouses here as there're some genteel establishments that have sprung up, including bookshop, retail outlets, besides coffeeshops. There's even a boutique hotel, the Royal Peacock Hotel, which is a nice alternative to staying in a big city hotel. Keong Saik Road used to be the red light district of Chinatown in the 1960s.
You'll see many shophouses being rented out as offices. I used to work in an office housed in one of those Art Deco shophouses along Bukit Pasoh Road which is just a lane away. A scenic place to walk around..