More love for Singapore shophouses, in many neighborhoods and styles. Why stopped building?

From the blog Small Tales of SG: "Shophouses, both residential and commercial, are important building types in Singapore’s architectural heritage.  Shophouses are pretty much located everywhere here: Emerald Hill, Tanjong Pagar Road, Chinatown, Beach Road, Joo Chiat Road, Club Street, Kitchener Road, Katong, etc. "There are many architectural styles influencing the design of shophouses, to name a few: Early, First Transitional, Late, Art Deco, Rococo, Edwardian, Neoclassical and Modern.  Each walkway (around 5-foot width), windows, tiles and colours have a story to tell.  Today’s shophouses have been transformed, serving many purposes such as clan associations, coffeeshops, living spaces, boutique hotels and temples."  Full post with many photos here.