The gables of the House of Tan Yeok Nee (1885) at the corner of Penang Road and Clemenceau Avenue are among some of the oldest in Singapore which are well preserved. (Another old building with beautiful gables, is the old Thong Chai Medical Institution (1892) at Eu Tong Sen Street.. See http://bitspiece.blogspot.sg/2014/11/old-gables-ii.html
Picture above and the close up on the left shows gable along the front of the building. The picture below shows the gable found at the side of the building.
Beautifully preserved, the building used to belong to a businessman from China, Mr Tan Yeok Nee. Built in 1885, the building is now a national monument.
This gable belongs to Tong Sian Tng Temple at Devonshire Road. It has very pretty motifs (like embroideries) decorating its slopes. Reminds me of a very delicate doily (one which you would use to serve a specially-baked cake). This gable is just one of the building's many, and one which you can only see after entering its courtyard. About the temple, it was completed in 1870 and is also a teochew-styled building. According to one blogger, it was "super good" fengshui to visit it on 8 Feb, 2015. Anyone visited it on the date? :)