Dr Julian Davison​

Architectural Historian and Published Author

As a valued partner of Shophouse.club, he helps us provide unparalleled knowledge of the historical properties to potential buyers.

Julian Davison (b. 1956) was inspired by architecture from a young age,  largely influenced by his father, who was an architect and a founding partner at RSP Architects (formerly known as Raglan, Square & Partners). He grew up in Singapore and Malaysia, but studied Anthropology at the University of Durham before he joined the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, where he completed a doctorate in 1988 based on a study of “The Headhunting Rituals and Associated Oral Literature of the Iban of Sarawak”.

Davison was also a Lee Kong Chian Fellow at the National Library of Singapore,  where his topic of research was about Singapore’s transformation towards modernity in the years between the 2 world wars.

He currently resides in Singapore where he has authored several books on Singapore’s architectural history. His most recent work is “Swan & Maclaren : A Story of Singapore Architecture“, which provides a comprehensive overview of the history of Singapore through its Architecture.

Published Works

  • Singapore Shophouse” – outlines the history and architectural elements of Singapore’s shophouses
  • Black & White — The Singapore House 1898-1941” – features colonial bungalows of Singapore
  • One For The Road” – a collection of articles around regional history
  • An Eastern Port” – a collection of essays & poems & articles
  • Swan & Maclaren : A Story of Singapore Architecture” – illustrates the history of Singapore’s oldest architecture firm through Singapore’s built heritage

Jerome Lim

Heritage Consultant


Jerome Lim is a retired Naval Architect, heritage enthusiast and a keen photographer, who captures Singapore’s fast evolving urban and cultural landscape through his award-winning ‘The Long and Winding Road’ blog. He is the author of ‘Uncommon Ground: The Places You Know, The Stories You Don’t’,and co-author of ‘Secret Singapore’, both of which involve stories contained in Singapore’s lesser-known sites. 

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Robert Wan

Wealth Legacy & Heritage Advisor

Robb is a professional with specialised knowledge for Family Offices, and is experienced in Private Banking & Trusts, account opening & on-boarding, Banking Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering (Singapore & Hong Kong SAR), Corporate Governance, Philanthropy &  Charities Management (Singapore), business research and administration.

Wan is a long time resident of Singapore with a deep passion for history, culture and legacy building. He has researched and published books on Singapore’s built heritage, which includes National Monuments, Conservation Buildings, Heritage Shophouses and buildings (Commercial and Institutional). 

Published Works

Robb has written /co-authored several Singapore Heritage Books including :

  • Singapore’s 100 Historic Places. Published by Editions Didler Milet, Archipelago Press & National Heritage Board.
  • Heritage Places of Singapore. Published by Marshall Cavendish.

Tellus Architects

Shophouse Specialists


TELLUS Architects + Design brings together the complimentary skills and experience of Gary Lim & Loh Er Pau. Their portfolio of iconic works include transforming the.Goethe Institute building on Neil Road, as well as most recently, a Good Class Bungalow (GCB) on Jervois Road that transacted for $60 million.   

By providing a balanced architecture that responds to the needs of the client, the site and the environment, Tellus Architects do not have a distinctive style. Instead, their architectural designs are thoughtfully and effectively planned spaces that reflect today’s modern needs.

The partners personally manage projects to ensure the attention to the design; details and built quality are maintained


Bespoke Local Guides

Experience Singapore differently with Indie Singapore Tours‘ travel guides who have inside knowledge and passion for Singapore that is second to none. As one of Tripadvisor’s most favourite travel experts, they have a wide range of bespoke travel experiences within Singapore and deliver unrivalled creativity, service and expertise.

SWBank Advisors helps secure off-markets properties on behalf of private clients, family offices and fund managers.

They are a Singapore-based company with a global network of clients and provide advisory services for clients to procure unique property assets with value creation opportunities.

They only work with a few of the industry’s best consultants to provide highly individualized service to help clients source for the best-in-class assets. 

Shophouse.club has partnered with a firm with licensed accountancy and tax credentials. They offer financial due diligence services to companies seeking to make investments or market entry into Southeast Asia and China. They can help clients set up family offices and investment structures (Variable Capital Companies).

Other services offered include :

  • Company Incorporation & Corporate Secretarial Services
  • Bookkeeping
  • Audit and Tax Compliance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Valuation

Terence Tan

Artist & Professional Photographer

As an artist, Terence’s works dwell on broad themes of renewal, change, urbanisation, culture, heritage history, activities and people. Although fine art photography concepts are used as the primary creative approach and inspiration, his final visual piece often displays heavy influences and ideas borrowed from traditional painting art styles associated with Cubism, Abstraction and Surrealism.

Through his lens, Terence seeks to capture the beauty of Singapore and its ever-changing urban landscape. He intricately creates limited edition fineart prints by composite layering and juxtaposing images to create beautifully composed artworks with a painterly eye.

Private Collection (in Singapore)

The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore.  A bespoke series of 18 works are in private art collections of the luxury 5 star hotel.  They are permanently displayed in the hotel’s lobby lounge and guest corridor areas.  The black and white series depicts the heritage hotel and its civic art district in Terence’s distinctive composite layering style.

Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Eaton Vance Asset Management International (Asia) Pte. Ltd.  An asset management firm with a global presence.

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