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Joo Chiat Road shophouse : general view [1]


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This 1966 photograph shows a newly restored shophouse with decorative fretwork fascia underneath the eave of the roof along Joo Chiat Road. The house has swinging doors (pintu pagar). These doors are a typical feature of Peranakan houses, allowing in breezes while maintaining privacy. Separating the casement windows are pilasters, decorated with floral tiles. Bat-shaped vents can also be seen above the windows of the first floor. 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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