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Sit Wah Road house, door : close-up [2]

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This 1969 photograph shows the gilded door frame of a house, on Sit Wah Road. These swinging doors (pintu pagar) are a typical feature of Peranakan houses, allowing in breezes while maintaining privacy. Sit Wah Road, located at Tiong Bahru, is named after a building contractor. 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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