This 1984 photograph depicts the façade of a typical traditional shophouse located at the corner of Fowlie Road. The shophouse no. 408 Joo Chiat Road, is one of a row of terrace houses. The two-storey shophouse features windows with wooden louvred shutters on the upper floor. The façade is recessed at the ground level, forming a’ five foot way”. The ground floor also spots a pair of swing doors and windows on either side. The building is supported by columns. Title devised by Library staff.
All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.