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Emerald Hill Road house, door, 1967 : close-up [4]


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This 1967 photograph shows some details of a shophouse's swinging doors (pintu pagar). The top of the door shows a relief depicting the Chinese dragon in what seems to be its pursuit of the dragon pearl. The pintu pagar is a typical feature of Peranakan houses that allow 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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