This 1970 photograph shows the exterior of a shophouse, together with its ornate swinging doors in Malacca. These swinging doors (pintu pagar) are a typical feature of Peranakan houses, allowing in breezes while maintaining privacy. Two casement windows, with security iron bars, can be seen. A black gilded Chinese plaque, with Chinese characters, is hung above the door. Title devised by Library staff.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All Rights Reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board Singapore 2009.