This 1971 photograph features Panglima Prang, a 19th century Straits Chinese bungalow built by Tan Jiak Kim, the grandson of Singapore's famous pioneer Tan Kim Seng. Panglima Prang was the home of six generations of Tan Kim Seng's family before it was demolished to give way to condominiums in 1982. Panglima Prang had an Anglo-Palladian mould fitted with tropical features, showcasing a combination of eastern and western architectural styles. The house also had Doric columns surrounded by a full-length verandah. Title devised by Library staff.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection.
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