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Emerald Hill Road house, main entrance : close-up


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This 1967 photograph shows the front of a house at Emerald Hill Road, which is off Orchard Road. It features a set of swinging doors (pintu pagar) and bat-shaped vents. The swinging doors are a typical feature of Peranakan houses, allowing in breezes while maintaining privacy. Forming a decorative panel beneath the windows were ceramic wall tiles depicting what look like pheasants. 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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