This 1967 photograph shows a forecourt leading to a house at Emerald Hill Road that 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. Part of the forecourt's floor is laid with floor tiles with geometric patterns. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All Rights Reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board Singapore 2009.