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Emerald Hill Road house, door, 1967 : close-up [3]


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This 1967 photograph shows the swinging doors (pintu pagar) of a house on Emerald Hill Road, located off Orchard Road. These doors are a typical feature of Peranakan houses, allowing in breezes while maintaining privacy. The lower half of the doors features wood relief carvings of what look like wolves and trees. Date of creation estimated. 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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