Joo Chiat Road house, door : close-up



This 1966 photograph shows the swinging doors of a Peranakan house. These swinging doors (pintu pagar) are a typical feature of Peranakan houses, allowing in breezes while maintaining privacy. The gilded plaque on top of the door is called a ji hoo which displays the surname or family name of the household. The shophouse is located at Joo Chiat Road. 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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