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Malacca Town early-style shophouse five foot way : general view


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This 1971 photograph shows the five foot way of a Peranakan terrace house, together with its swinging doors in Malacca. These swinging doors (pintu pagar) are a typical feature of Peranakan houses, allowing in breezes while maintaining privacy. There is a gilded plaque inscribed with some Chinese characters, hung above the door. Title devised by Library staff.

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From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All Rights Reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board Singapore 2009.

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