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Cairnhill house, swing door : close-up


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This1988 photograph shows a pair of swinging doors of a house that probably belongs to R. Harold Lim (information given in photographer notes) on Cairnhill Road. Cairnhill Road is just off Orchard Road. These swinging doors (pintu pagar) are a typical feature of Peranakan houses, allowing in breezes while maintaining privacy. 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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