This old house is now commercial property, an SK-II (a cosmetics brand) Boutique Spa, run by Senze Salus ( http://www.senzesalus.com/outlets/scotts.html ).
The windows are glassed-up and the whole place air-conditioned, but you can still see the local-style architecture of a raised ground floor (note the meter-high pillars on the right, next to the car). I guess to isolate the floor from the damp ground, and creepy-crawlies. Most Singaporeans now live in high-rise apartments. They are probably not aware of the number of small creatures that can crawl into a bungalow.
The main entrance is on the left, next to the tree, under the maroon canopy. There are some steps leading up from the ground.
- Nikon D7000, 35mm f1.8
- At 35mm, f4.8, ISO 140, 1/180 seconds
- Aperture Priority, spot meter, auto white balance
- Picasa: Straighten, crop, auto contrast, shadows
The center-weighted meter that I normally use was thrown-off by the backlit sky (mostly cropped out of the photo later, on the PC) so I switched to spot meter and metered off the wall. Which is white, but managed to give a good exposure anyway. Could also have used manual exposure. There's more than one way to get the job done.