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  • River Valley Road shophouse : general view [4]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1972 photograph of a shophouse, probably from the late style (1900-1940), featuring full-length French windows, and a Chinese-style secondary roof surmounted by a pair of phoenixes in bas-relief. The Chinese characters on the signboard and lanterns allude to a religious entity which might have operated from the...
  • River Valley Road house, window : close-up

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1972 photograph focuses on the full-length French window of a house at River Valley Road. Also shown prominently in the photograph is a jian nian (technique where colourful ceramic pieces are cut and pasted to form decorative patterns or motifs) frieze surmounting the secondary roof of the house. Date...
  • River Valley Road house : general view [7]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1972 photograph focuses on the Chinese-gateway fronting a house at River Valley Road. The gateway features a swallow-tail roof ridge and a jian nian (technique where colourful ceramic pieces are cut and pasted to form decorative patterns or motifs) frieze. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • River Valley Road shophouse : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1972 photograph is of a shophouse, probably from the late-style (1900-1940), featuring full-length French windows on the second storey. Another prominent feature is the Chinese-style secondary roof surmounted by a pair of phoenixes in bas-relief. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • River Valley Road house : interior

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows the living room of a house, where an altar is flanked by two doorways. The focus of the photograph is the air well, sometimes called a sky well. A reduced version of the courtyard in traditional Chinese architecture, the air well helps bring in light and...
  • River Valley Road houses : general view [3]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows a row of the terrace houses at River Valley Road. While most of them have retained features of the late shophouse style, such as the three-bay, three-storey structure, and windows framed with pilasters, the house in the centre has taken on a more modern façade. Title...
  • River Valley Road shophouse : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1972 photograph is of a shophouse, probably from the late-style (1900-1940), featuring full-length French windows on the second storey. Another prominent feature is the Chinese-style secondary roof surmounted by a pair of phoenixes in bas-relief. Title devised by Library staff.
  • River Valley Road house, door : close-up [1]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows part of an architrave of a doorway. Atop the architrave is a model of what looks like the qilin, a mythical Chinese creature that augurs good fortune. Seen above the door is an inscription of Chinese characters "聖教". Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library...
  • River Valley Road house : general view [8]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows a house at River Valley Road that features full-length French windows, and a Chinese-gateway with an upturned swallow-tail roof ridges. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • River Valley Road bungalow : general view [1]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows a bungalow that features full-length French windows topped with fanlights, and a balustraded verandah. Title devised by Library staff.
  • River Valley Road houses : rear view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1966 photograph shows the back of a row of terrace houses featuring tiled roofs. The houses are along the River Valley Road. Title devised by Library staff.
  • River Valley Road house, windows : close-up [3]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1972 photograph focuses on the windows of a house at River Valley Road. Full-length French windows can be seen on the front façade, and on the side, where the window is surmounted by an awning sporting Malay-style fretwork. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • River Valley Road houses : general view [5]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows a row of houses at River Valley Road. Prominent features of the houses include the full-length French windows, and the Chinese-gateways with upturned swallow-tail roof ridges. Title devised by Library staff.
  • River Valley Road houses : general view [4]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows a row of houses at River Valley Road. Features include full-length French windows, and Chinese-gateways with upturned swallow-tail roof ridges. Title devised by Library staff.
  • River Valley Road house, windows : close-up [4]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1972 photograph focuses on a set of windows comprising a full-length French window flanked by two half-length casement windows. Placed below each of the casement windows are decorative bas-relief panels depicting birds favoured by the Chinese (cranes, swallows). Title devised by Library staff.
  • River Valley Road shophouse : general view [3]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1972 photograph of a shophouse at River Valley Road focuses on its front entrance. The Chinese characters on the signboard and lanterns allude to a religious entity which might have operated from the premises. Title devised by Library staff.
  • River Valley Road house, windows : close-up [2]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1972 photograph focuses on a set of windows comprising a full-length French window flanked by two half-length casement windows. Placed below each of the casement windows are decorative bas-relief panels with scenes depicting traditionally Chinese themes of filial piety. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • River Valley Road house, door : close-up [2]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows part of an architrave of a doorway. Atop the architrave is a model of what looks like a mythical Chinese creature that augurs good fortune. Seen above the door is an inscription of Chinese characters "资政". Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • River Valley Road house : general view [9]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1971 photograph focuses on a three-storey terrace house which, though originally of the late shophouse style, have been renovated to present a more modern façade. Title devised by Library staff.
  • River Valley Road house, windows : close-up [1]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1972 photograph focuses on a set of windows comprising a full-length French window flanked by two half-length casement windows. Placed below each of the casement windows are decorative bas-relief panels depicting figures dressed in Chinese robes. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Funeral procession, 1964 : general view [2]

    Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of the family of Lim Suay Hwee standing in front of a hearse during a funeral procession of his mother-in-law, at River Valley Road. Donated by Lim Suay Hwee and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_666. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Funeral procession, 1964 : general view [3]

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places
    Funeral procession of Lim Suay Hwee's mother-in-law, at River Valley Road. Donated by Lim Suay Hwee and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_667
  • River Valley Road : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1987 photograph shows an aerial view of River Valley Road and financial skyscrapers set against Singapore's skyline. On the left is National Theatre and the swimming pool at the foot of Fort Canning Hill. On the right is the construction site for the Liang Court building with a view...
  • Funeral procession, 1964 : general view [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places
    This is a picture of the funeral procession of Lim Suay Hwee's mother-in-law, at River Valley Road. Children wearing hoods of sackcloth over their heads, are kneeling in front of the altar of the deceased to offer their respects. Donated by Lim Suay Hwee and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow...