This 1967 photograph shows the living room of a Peranakan house on Neil Road. Seen prominently is an air well (also called a sky well), a typical Chinese architectural feature that helps with the ventilation in a house. Encircling the air well is a staircase, the base of which sports decorative tiles. Title devised by Library staff.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All Rights Reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board Singapore 2009.