Also known as Singapore’s “Little Thailand”, Golden Mile Complex is a treasure trove of authentic Thai eateries, pubs and grocery stores. Despite its rather nondescript interior, its exterior offers an arresting, slightly dystopian display. Built in 1960, the building was a pioneer for the stepterracing design, which was geared towards reducing traffic noise. Its shallow, staggered profile was aimed at improving ventilation, and providing protective shading. Once considered avant-garde, the landmark remains prominent amongst a sea of generic-looking, monochromatic buildings thanks to its typewriter-esque appearance peppered by bright yellow pops of colour.
Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Road, Singapore 199588.