This is a 1982 photograph depicting the pillared five-foot way of a building at Joo Chiat Place, opposite Rambutan Road. The floor of the corridor is decorated with designs. Five foot ways date back to the time of the Colonial Government, when Stamford Raffles included this and other details in his Town Plan of 1822; the feature was eventually integral in many settlements in neighbouring British colonies, and remains a prominent element in modern architecture in Singapore. Title devised by library staff. Title devised by library staff.
All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.