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Seaside kampong, 1880s : general view

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This 1880s photograph shows a view of a seaside kampong. These Malay houses are built on stilts and raised above the water. A traditional kampong house usually has a main house called Rumah Ibu (meaning 'mother house') and a kitchen annex called Rumah Dapur. Sampans, likely owned by the villagers, are seen docked on the sea. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.

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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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