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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'...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • 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...
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  • 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,...
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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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....
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  • 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...
    Reproduction Available
  • 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.
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  • Maritime Building : side view [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1970 photograph shows Maritime Building. Featured are arches, Doric-styled columns and a short tower. Maritime Building was demolished and replaced with Tung Centre. Beside it was the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, now rebuilt into the HSBC Building. The Fullerton Building can be seen in the background. The buildings are...
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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • 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....
    Reproduction Available
  • 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.
    Reproduction Available
  • 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...
    Reproduction Available
  • Bukit Timah Station : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1980 photograph shows a train on the railway tracks at Bukit Timah Station. The railway station was opened in 1915 as part of the Singapore-Kranji Railway, also known as the Singapore Government Railway. Constructed between 1900 and 1902, the line ran from the terminal at Tank Road to Kranji...
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  • Orchard Road Amber Mansions : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows the Amber Mansions featuring its wide-arched gallery windows and decorative roof gables. One of Singapore's first shopping centres, it took on the family name (Amber) of its owner, Joseph Elias. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Raffles Hotel, wall : close-up

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows a fading inscription of Raffles Hotel. Established in 1887, the colonial-era hotel with a rich history is well known for its period architecture and décor, luxurious accommodation and fine cuisine, and has won numerous accolades over the years. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Orchard Road terrace house : general view [2]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows a terrace house at Orchard Road. It features, on the second storey, half-length casement windows surmounted with fanlights. Orchard Road, which the shophouse is situated at, was so named due to the orchards and plantations that existed there until the turn of the 20th century. Title...
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