About Residence of Tan Teng Niah
The Residence of Tan Teng Niah is a brightly colored landmark that stands along the arts belt in Little India. It is the last remaining Chinese villa in history of Little India Singapore.
Tan Teng Niah, a successful businessman who owned a confectionary business and various other smaller businesses, built the villa in 1900 for his wife. The Residence of Tan Teng Niah won the Singapore Institute of Architects Honourable Mention Award in 1991.
Was it always this colourful? The Residence of Tan Teng Niah villa was originally whitewashed. The colors were added fairly recently.
Found along Kerbau Road, it is probably one of the most photographed buildings in Little India. Be sure to make a trip down to see for yourself!