This 1969 photograph shows a five-foot-way arcade formed by a row of shophouses at Emerald Hill Road, located off Orchard Road. The shophouses are fixed with swinging doors (pintu pagar), a typical feature of Peranakan houses that allow in breezes while maintaining privacy. The ground is also paved with terracotta Malacca tiles. Title devised by Library staff.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All Rights Reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board Singapore 2009.