Today after a scrumptious lunch at Woodlands Dosa restaurant at EA Mall, I glanced out of their large glass windows overlooking the road below. I noticed something that took me by surprise, it was the existence of few old buildings in this busy area (where property prices are comparable to New York streets) that are still in use. Some of them could nearly a century old, constructed on the old madras style. These buildings typically have a single floor or two, constructed by Madras terrace roofs (Wooden beams).
The picture below shows two adjacent buildings in Whites Road overlooking the mighty EA Mall. If you look carefully in the bottom left corner, just before the black car you will catch a glimpse of a small Ganesa temple as well in one of these buildings.