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Malacca Town shophouse, lantern : close-up

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This 1972 photograph shows a close-up of a lantern hanging outside the front door of a typical Peranakan terrace house. This lantern is usually hung in pairs and are called Ji Seh Teng (surname lanterns). They bear the surname or family name of the household. 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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