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The Central region stands as Singapore's dynamic city centre where business, civic and arts districts overlap. It is home to a global business & financial hub, huge residential towns and a vibrant 24/7 lifestyle destination. mén chasers spent considerable amount of time chasing in Central as it holds “endless” variety of stylish, colourful and decorative pattern mén.

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Life begins by the river, or more specifically, the Singapore River. Historically, seafaring folk such as the Orang Laut and Bugis people frequented the length of this river. The Kingdom of Singapura and the Colony of Singapore both found their beginnings at the mouth of this same river, which has paid witness to the rise and fall of civilisations. Now, the Singapore River is the linchpin and source of (night)life in Central Singapore. Museums, government buildings, memorials, embassies, clubs and bars alike can be found in this teeming region of the country.

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Puzzle Blocks of Creativity
Esplanade Mall
Splendoor White Towering Godmother
Spices, florals and towering murals – these are key ingredients that make up Little India. A simple white door is brightened up by a crimson-red portrait of a wizened old woman, one eye twinkling at all those passing by. Art aficionados in particular will enjoy embarking on guided art walks around the neighbourhood.
Little India, Clive St
Saunders Halve
In an air-conditioned nation, two wall fans persist on top of a uniquely arched door. This door belongs to a street in Saunders Road, a quiet residential enclave a stone's throw away from the high-end malls of Orchard Road. Stacked newspapers lie beside the door, possibly awaiting collection from a roaming karang guni.
6 Saunders Road, Orchard
The Grand Emerald
These grand doors belong to a house in Emerald Hill, a former nutmeg orchard turned exclusive residential enclave in the middle of Singapore’s shopping district. Decorated in a style dubbed as Chinese Baroque, two smiling iron statues stand guard in an ostentatious show of hospitality.
3 Emerald Hill Rd, Orchard
Post It Office
Home to brothels, beer gardens and endless eateries, Geylang is currently famous for its neon-lit nightlife, though it was first recognised as the original settlement of the indigenous Orang Laut. In the daytime, the neighbourhood feels considerably sleepier. Moments of stillness can be observed in scenes like this, where pockmarked doors remain shut until the sun goes down.
Geylang Lorong 25
Amidst the black and white pre-war flats that line the streets of Tiong Bahru, this monochrome door fits right in. A closer look at its design evinces an artistic adaptation of Singapore’s crowded cityscape. Ironically, Tiong Bahru is one of few neighbourhoods marked for heritage preservation – a fact that ensures the skyline of its core remains relatively uncluttered.
Seng Poh Rd, Tiong Bahru
Dynamite Red
A door resembling a cargo box exudes an air of mystery reminiscent of speakeasy bars. Aside from offering a sly nod to Singapore’s status as a port city, the cargo box’s corrugated texture calls back to the zinc roofs of kampung houses that once populated the island.
Liang Seah St., Bugis
The Two Twins
The lorongs, or lanes of Geylang are notoriously organised into odd and even numbers, with odd-numbered lanes occupying one side of Geylang Road and even-numbered lanes the other. The former is known for long-standing hawker stalls while the latter contains brothels and bars. Less known is how Geylang is home to one of the highest concentrations of temples and mosques in the country, spread across all the lorongs and their surrounding areas.
Lorong 24A, Geylang
Ah Mah Not Home
Everyday items hung on a backdoor give the appearance of found objects in a still-life installation. Yet the bold purple of the door beams in an unexpected act of showmanship, holding its own against the glitzy facade of its surrounding streets in Bugis. Creativity brims from the smallest of choices, and the most quotidian of doors.
Geylang Road backlane (towards Kampong Bugis)
Hands of Love
A diminutive wooden door becomes a portal to the past when viewed alongside this historical mural in Chinatown. The image of early twentieth century beauticians plying their trade on the streets is memorialised on these walls. Yet the effect is more temporary than permanent, and the ephemeral nature of street art breathes life into this otherwise static scene.
Got U Covered
Street art by Thai graffiti artist Patcharapol Tangruen (a.k.a. Alex Face) frames this unassuming door in Outram Park. Idiosyncratic bunny-human hybrids beckon viewers down the rabbit hole, infusing a sense of whimsy in this street. In a local twist, the playful pair are clothed in a changsan and sarong kebaya.
Outram Park, Kampong Bahru Road
Dempsey Retreat
Etched on the side of this imposing door is a paraphrased quote from T.S. Eliot’s poem “Preludes”. The “smell of steaks in passageways” loosely alludes to its location in Dempsey Hill, a haven for upscale restaurants offering cuisines from myriad corners of the world. In turn, the dark oak likens the door to a barrel cellar, hinting at the exquisite offerings lying behind it.
15 Dempsey Road, Dempsey Hill
Sir Royale
This door leads to the National Museum of Singapore, the country’s oldest existing museum. Officially open since 1887, it served as the entrance of a zoological foundation before the museum shifted its focus to research and history. Its architectural style is distinctly Neoclassical, as can be seen by the semi-circle pediment above the door and the soaring columns beside it.
93, Stamford Road, City Hall area
Ice Bear
Japanese wooden sliding doors contrast against bare concrete walls and the characteristically red tiles of a Chinatown shophouse. The overhead lamps shine down like spotlights, rendering the five-foot-way corridor an unlikely runway for pedestrians. Set against this understated backdrop, Chinatown emerges as a popular watering hole for cafe-hoppers, hawker centre enthusiasts and restaurant-goers alike.
Chinatown (Korean or Jap Restaurant)
Folded Back In Time
Rust, dust and signs of wear and tear furnish these double doors in Bugis, a neighbourhood formerly notorious for its red light district and criminal underbelly. However, Bugis was also a historical haven for queer and migrant communities. Years of sanitisation have not erased the pages of the past, and some secrets still seep from behind closed doors.
Jln Pisang, Bugis
Plunts of Joy
Heavy vehicles and metallic garage doors are a mainstay of the sprawling Tai Seng Industrial Park. The effect is often imposing, but this door is softened with verdant greens and a sheltered bench that offers reprieve from the relentless heat. Instead of manicured rows of trees, potted houseplants nurtured by dedicated residents and workers adorn this part of town.
16 Shaw Rd, #01-30, Tai Seng Industrial Park. (
Bold Manly Pink
Geylang Lorong 24A
Clean Esquire
Geylang Lorong 24A
Red Oppa Panda
Geylang Lorong 24A
Majestically Innocent
Geylang Lorong 24A
Caramelize Sugar
Jalan Besar, Clive St
Wild Pansy
Jalan Besar, Rowell Rd
Disco Vector
Jalan Besar, Perak Rd
Stringing the Horizon
Little India
Banana Smoothie
Little India
Finding Dory
Little India
Concealed Lighthouse
Little India
Blue Fin Bone
Tiong Bahru, Eng Hoon St
Timeless Scars of Gold
Rochor, Niven Rd
Flowering Jewels
Rochor, Niven Rd
Mysterious Jumanji
Rochor, Niven Rd
Blue Jay
Commonwealth, Tanglin Halt Rd
Nyonya Chendol
Commonwealth, Tanglin Halt Rd
Capillary Bronzey Waves
Dempsey Hill, Dempsey Rd
Magnum Night Eagle
Dempsey Hill, Dempsey Rd
Scarlet Ibis
Holland Village
Transformer Hound
Balestier, Whampoa
Tutu Kueh
Balestier, Whampoa
Squirtle's Nest
Balestier, Whampoa
Prothonotary Warbler
Balestier, Whampoa
Never Hang Up the Gloves
Serangoon Garden
Twin Didi
Serangoon Garden
Tangled Barrels
Serangoon Garden
Blazing Fire In Water
Little India, Perak Rd
Spirals of Lawn
Little India, Perak Rd
Tall Dark and Skinny
Little India, Perak Rd
Horizon Shades
Little India, Perak Rd
Colours of Joy
Ang Mo Kio
Purple Gangnam Style
Bukit Timah
Captain Interchange
Earl Grey
Secret Bomb Shelter
Bukit Timah
Factory By The Bay
MacRitchie Reservoir
Rail Veil
Bukit Timah
Azkaban’s of The Blue Sea
Bukit Timah
The Alley of Mexico
All Eyes On You
Forbidden Black Forest
Mighty Red Nose Door
Holland Village
Chocoholic Sunset
Balestier Whampoa
Skinny Inspector
The Standstill
MacRitchie Reservoir
The Rattan Connoisseur
Boat Quay, Circular Rd
Rising Sun Elegance
Akanoya Robatayaki, Orchard Rendezvous Hotel, Tanglin
Voices of Colours
Little India, Perak Rd
Yellow Hornet
Little India, Perak Rd
Brownie BFFs
Jalan Besar
Ventilistic Pipes
Jalan Besar
Tranquil Autumn
Jalan Besar
Raining Forest
Jalan Besar
Liverpool Red
Dark Scarred Knight
Lorong 40, Geylang
Hole In One
598 Geylang Road, Geylang
Indiana Jones
City Hall St
Confident Maestro
1 Old Parliament Lane
Smiley Pale Swatches
Lorong 40, Geylang