singapore doesn't have a long and rich history like european countries. so whilst we are used to seeing houses that were a few hundred years old in europe, u probably won't find such old buildings in singapore.
singapore is full of modern buildings that these shophouses built in the 1920s can probably be considered "old" . they have been beautifully restored and conserved and they are gorgeous.
looking at the details, it seems the architecture seems to combine european and local influences..... think there's a term for that "Chinese Baroque" or "Singapore Eclectic"
wish we are able to own a piece of history...... but it comes at a steep price! ;)