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  • The Istana : exterior [1]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows a driveway leading to the Istana's main building. It has a tropical layout like a Malay house, surrounded by verandahs, louvred windows and panelled doors, to promote cross ventilation, and an airy and cool interior. The central three-storey high tower block dominates the building. This 'one-stage'...
  • Terrace house, 1969 : close-up [1]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows a close-up view of green glazed bamboo-shaped roof tiling, found on a typical terrace house. A panel of Fujian jian nian (cut and paste) style ceramic mosaic can be seen. The terrace house is located at Amoy Street, within the Chinatown district. Title devised by Library...
  • Kampong Glam houses : aerial view [8]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1970 photograph shows an aerial view of Kota Nong Chik which was founded by Syed Ahmad Abdul Rahman Alsagoff. It was located along (now expunged) Palembang Road at the Kampong Glam precinct. Kota Nong Chik or Kota Alsagoff was an enclosed compound containing two bungalows. The houses were demolished...
  • Geylang Road restaurant : general view

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows Tong Guan Restaurant on Geylang Road. Underneath the casement windows are decorative plaster relief panels. The pointed roof profile has moulded plaster elements on it, with the establishment date (1928) of the building imprinted on it. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Java Road houses : aerial view [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows an aerial view of the houses along Java Road, in the historic Kampong Glam area. Java Road was known for its masonry workshops, however, it is no longer listed in the street directory. Today, a new Java Road which was constructed in the mid-1990s allows access...
  • Masjid Sultan, 1968 : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows Bussorah Street leading to Masjid Sultan. First built between 1824 and 1826, Masjid Sultan is considered the national mosque of Singapore. Bussorah Street is named after a city in Iraq, and located at the heart of the Kampong Glam Historic District. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Masjid Hajjah Fatimah, minaret : close-up [1]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows the close-up view of the minaret of Masjid Hajjah Fatimah, on Java Road. Built between 1845 and 1846, the mosque was named after Hajjah Fatimah, a wealthy businesswoman. The minaret has a unique design that reflects the shape of a church's spire. It tilts six degrees...
  • Bukit Timah Station, signalling room : close-up [1]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1980 photograph shows two men standing outside the signalling room at the Bukit Timah Station. The manually operated signalling room consists of many levers which control the routing of the train tracks as well as the signalling to the trains. Red and green flags, used by the station master,...
  • The Istana : interior

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows a hallway in the Istana. The Istana is the official residence of the President of the Republic of Singapore. It is located along Orchard Road in Singapore’s prime shopping district. The Istana was previously known as Government House and was the residence of the Governor of...
  • Tanjong Katong Road, 1968 : general view [9]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows the corner of Tanjong Katong Road and Geylang Road. A row of shophouses line the left hand side of this road. Tanjong Katong is situated near the East Coast area. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Masjid Hajjah Fatimah, minaret : close-up [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows the close-up view of the minaret of Masjid Hajjah Fatimah, on Java Road. Built between 1845 and 1846, the mosque was named after Hajjah Fatimah, a wealthy businesswoman. The minaret has a unique design that reflects the shape of a church's spire. It tilts six degrees...
  • Istana Kampong Glam window : close-up

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows a casement window of the Istana Kampong Glam (present-day Malay Heritage Centre), at Sultan Gate. This photo was taken before the building underwent restoration. Today, it forms part of the Kampong Glam Conservation area, and with Bendahara House makes up the Malay Heritage Centre. Title devised...
  • Meyer Flats, entrance, 1968 : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows the first floor entrance of Meyer Flats. Meyer Flats, also known as Meyer Apartments, was built in 1928 by Sir Manasseh Meyer, a Jewish businessman. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Jalan Besar houses : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows a row of terrace houses, each featuring a loggia on its upper storeys. Meaning "wide road" in Malay, Jalan Besar was once a cultural melting pot housing people of different ethnicities such as the Chinese, Indians, Malays, Eurasians, among others. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Orchard Road : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1968 photograph of a shot down Orchard Road, showing rows of buildings lining both its sides. Orchard Road was so named due to the orchards and plantations that existed there until the turn of the 20th century. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Java Road, 1967 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows some houses along Java Road, in the historic Kampong Glam area. The minaret of Masjid Hajjah Fatimah can be seen on the left. Built between 1845 and 1846, the mosque was named after Hajjah Fatimah, a wealthy businesswoman. It was gazetted a national monument in 1973....
  • Java Road houses : aerial view [3]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows an aerial view of the houses on Java Road, in the historic Kampong Glam area. Java Road was known for its masonry workshops, however, it is no longer listed in the street directory. Today, a new Java Road which was constructed in the mid-1990s allows access...
  • Masjid Sultan, 1968 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows Bussorah Street leading to Masjid Sultan. First built between 1824 and 1826, Masjid Sultan is considered the national mosque of Singapore. Bussorah Street is named after a city in Iraq, and located at the heart of the Kampong Glam Historic District. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Masjid Hajjah Fatimah : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows Masjid Hajjah Fatimah on Java Road, in the historic Kampong Glam area. Built between 1845 and 1846, the mosque was named after Hajjah Fatimah, a wealthy businesswoman. Combining Eastern and Western design, the mosque is known for its unique minaret, which resembles a church spire. Title...
  • Meyer Flats, 1969 : general view [1]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows Meyer Flats, with an open field and coconut trees fronting the flats. Meyer Flats, also known as Meyer Apartments, was built in 1928 by Sir Manasseh Meyer, a Jewish businessman. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Java Road, 1967 : general view [5]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows some houses along Java Road, in the historic Kampong Glam area. The minaret of Masjid Hajjah Fatimah can be seen on the left. Built between 1845 and 1846, the mosque was named after Hajjah Fatimah, a wealthy businesswoman. It was gazetted a national monument in 1973....
  • Masjid Sultan, 1967 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows Bussorah Street leading to Masjid Sultan. First built between 1824 and 1826, Masjid Sultan is considered the national mosque of Singapore. Bussorah Street is named after a city in Iraq, and located at the heart of the Kampong Glam Historic District. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Istana Kampong Glam : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows Istana Kampong Glam (present-day Malay Heritage Centre) at Sultan Gate. This photo was taken before the building underwent restoration. Today, it forms part of the Kampong Glam Conservation area, and with Bendahara House makes up the Malay Heritage Centre. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by...
  • Masjid Hajjah Fatimah on Java Road : general view

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows Masjid Hajjah Fatimah on Java Road, in the historic Kampong Glam area. Built between 1845 and 1846, the mosque was named after Hajjah Fatimah, a wealthy businesswoman. Combining Eastern and Western design, the mosque is known for its unique minaret, which resembles a church spire. Title...