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Neil Road house, 1966 : exterior


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This 1966 photograph shows a terrace house featuring a set of swinging doors (pintu pagar), a distinctive fixture of Peranakan houses that allows in breezes while maintaining privacy. Seen above the door is a plaque inscribed with Chinese characters that signify peace and harmony (怡和). 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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