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  • The Singapore Institution 1837-1841

    Streets and Places
    A view of a double storey building of The Singapore Institution, also called The Singapore Free School and currently known as Raffles Institution.
  • Heeren Street, no. 111, food storage box : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1966 photograph shows a food storage box, hung from the ceiling with a long hook in a house in Malacca. The contents are kept away from rodents and other pests, especially since it is suspended in mid-air. The box itself is encased with wire mesh to keep the flies...
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  • Club Street brick wall : close-up

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows a brick wall at Club Street. Club Street is located off Cross Street, in the vicinity of Chinatown. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Malacca Town house, 1971 : interior [2]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows some gilt teak armchairs, with caned seats and backs, lined up against a wall. A tall-necked porcelain vase on a wooden side table is also seen. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Malacca Town house, 1971 : interior [3]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows a room in a typical Peranakan house in Malacca. It is furnished with dark wooden stools, armchairs and a table. A traditional swan-shaped board game of Malay origin, congkak, can be seen. Some Chinese calligraphy can be seen above the door. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Neil Road house, kitchen cabinet : general view

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1960s photograph shows what looks like a built-in kitchen cabinet in a house on Neil Road. Its wooden doors feature relief panels that are carved intricately with Chinese pastoral scenery and figurative scenes. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Malacca Town house, 1970 : interior [1]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1970 photograph shows some gilt teak armchairs, with caned seats and backs, lined up against a wall. A round marble top side table is also seen. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Heeren Street, no. 111, storage jar : close-up [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1966 photograph shows a storage jar, tempayan, found in a typical Peranakan home in Malacca. These large, boldly decorated jars are usually used for storing staples such as rice and water. The contents are kept cool from rodents and other pests, especially when covered with a wooden lid and...
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  • Malacca Town house, 1975 : interior [2]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1975 photograph shows some pieces of furniture, two wooden chairs and a table, found in a typical Peranakan house. An enamelled ceramic vase, decorated with floral motifs, are placed on the table. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Malacca Town house, wooden armchair : general view

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1966 photograph shows an intricately carved wooden armchair. 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.
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  • Heeren Street, no. 111, storage jar : close-up [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1966 photograph shows a storage jar, tempayan, found in a typical Peranakan home in Malacca. These large, boldly decorated jars are usually used for storing staples such as rice and water. The contents are kept cool from rodents and other pests, especially when covered with a wooden lid and...
    Reproduction Available
  • Neil Road house, staircase : close-up [1]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph focuses on a staircase, likely encircling an air well (also called a sky well) in a Peranakan house on Neil Road. Its base is decorated with tiles sporting floral motifs. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Political Centre : exterior [3]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows a two-storey bungalow on Goodwood Hill, located along Stevens Road. In 1967 (year image was taken), the bungalow served as the Political Centre. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Tanjong Katong Road shophouse, windows : general view

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows the casement windows of a shophouse in Tanjong Katong Road. Underneath the windows are plaster relief panels with floral and animal designs, which provide decoration. Tanjong Katong is situated near the East Coast area. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Neil Road house, 1969 : exterior [1]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows the front facade of the Wee family (descendents of 19th century shipping tycoon Wee Bin) residence on Neil Road. It features the distinctive swinging doors (pintu pagar), a typical fixture of Peranakan houses that allows in breezes while maintaining privacy. The house has since been converted...
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  • Tembeling Road house, windows : close-up [2]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1966 photograph shows the casement windows of a house in Tembeling Road. Decorative fretwork fascia is seen underneath the eave of the roof. Moulded plaster relief elements are seen below the casement windows. Above the transom window is a decorative frieze. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Stanley Street three-storey shophouse : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows a shophouse on Stanley Street. Features include full-length windows flanked by half-length casement windows on its upper storeys, windows on the third are topped with fanlights, and a Chinese-style roof canopy overhanging the first storey. The entrance to the shophouse is fixed with a pair of...
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  • Stanley Street three-storey shophouse, windows : general view [4]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows a shophouse on Stanley Street, featuring full-length French windows flanked with half-length casement windows on each of the upper storeys. Those on the second storey are topped with plaques inscribed with Chinese characters, while those on the third storey are topped with fanlights. Seen below each...
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  • Mountbatten Road bungalow, 1967 : general view [1]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows a bungalow located at Mountbatten Road. This bungalow is elevated to allow air circulation underneath. Other features include verandah with stone balustrades and rooftop balustrades. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Neil Road house, windows, 1967 : close-up

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows half-length casement windows, below which runs a decorative bas-relief frieze featuring Chinese figurative scenes. These are likely seen at the Wee family (descendants of 19th century shipping tycoon Wee Bin) residence on Neil Road. It has since been converted into the Tan Cheng Lock Baba House...
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  • Swiss Club Road bungalow, driveway : general view [4]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1981 photograph shows the driveway of an Art Deco bungalow at Swiss Club Road. Some architectural features of the house are brick arched columns, V-profile clay tile roofs and stone walls with scale-like appearance. Its windows and doors are made of glass panels, with red timber frames and transoms....
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  • Rose Lane house, roof : close-up [2]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows the roof of a bungalow, with fretwork along the eaves. The roof is ornamented with a roof spire and decorative patterns along the roof frame. Overlapping V-profile clay tiles cover this roof. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Tanglin Road bungalow : panoramic view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1984 photograph shows a bungalow on a small hill probably in the black and white bungalow (1900s-1920s) style. This bungalow most probably locatied on Tanglin Road. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Singapore Volunteer Corps Hall, window : exterior

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows the vertical ornamental window of the Singapore Volunteer Corps (SVC) Hall. It closed down in 2000. The building was recently used as one of the venues for the Singapore Biennale in 2008. The SVC Hall is located opposite Raffles Hotel, at Beach Road. Title devised by...
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