This 1966 photograph shows the air well of a typical Peranakan terrace house in Malacca. Some rattan and blackwood furniture can be seen. A Chinese fresco is painted above a casement window, with iron security bars. A gilded plaque is hung above the door. This picture was taken at the ancestral home to the late Tun Dato Sri Sir Cheng-lock Tan, the founder of the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA). Title devised by Library staff.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All Rights Reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board Singapore 2009.