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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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  • 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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  • Scotts Road house : exterior

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph depicts probably, a traditional entrance to a house. Its features include a fresco, swinging doors (pintu pagar), iron security bars over the windows, timber framed glass screens and terracotta tiled flooring. Title devised by Library Staff.
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  • Neil Road no. 168, door : close-up [4]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1966 photograph shows the swinging doors (pintu pagar) belonging to house no.168 on Neil Road. These swinging doors are a typical feature of Peranakan houses, allowing in breezes while maintaining privacy. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Minto Road house, door : close-up

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1967 photograph of the metal fretwork above the door of a house. Minto Road was named after Earl Minto who was Governor-General of Bengal from 1807 to 1813. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Saunders Road house, door : close-up

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows the ornate swinging doors (pintu pagar) of a house on Saunders Road. These doors are a typical feature of Peranakan houses, allowing in breezes while maintaining privacy. Saunders Road, located near Orchard, was named in 1927 after the colonial official Charles James Saunders. Title devised by...
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  • Ridout Road bungalow, porch : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows the porch and door of an Art Deco house. Some architectural features such as brick arched columns can be seen. This bungalow, located at 23 Ridout Road, is residence to the Dutch Ambassador. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Marshall Road house, door : close-up [2]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows the swinging doors (pintu pagar) of a house on Marshall Road. These doors are a typical feature of Peranakan houses, allowing in breezes while maintaining privacy. Marshall Road is off East Coast Road. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Swinging doors (pintu pagar) : exterior [2]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1966 photograph shows the swinging doors (pintu pagar) of a house at an unknown location. These doors are a typical feature of Peranakan houses, allowing in breezes while maintaining privacy. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Koon Seng Road house : exterior

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows the exterior of a two-storey house on Koon Seng Road. There is decorative fretwork fascia under the eave of the roof. The upper floor has three wooden casement windows, separated by pilasters. Above the transom windows is the frieze with moulded floral swags. The windows are...
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  • Cairnhill house, swing door : close-up

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This1988 photograph shows a pair of swinging doors of a house that probably belongs to R. Harold Lim (information given in photographer notes) on Cairnhill Road. Cairnhill Road is just off Orchard Road. These swinging doors (pintu pagar) are a typical feature of Peranakan houses, allowing in breezes while maintaining...
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  • House of Tan Yeok Nee : interior [2]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows a white wooden door found in a house. The mansion is located at the corner of Penang Road and Clemenceau Avenue. It was once home to a wealthy Chaozhou-born businessman Tan Yeok Nee, who built it in 1885. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library...
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  • Bukit Pasoh Road house : exterior

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1966 photograph shows a house on Bukit Pasoh Road, with its swinging doors. These swinging doors (pintu pagar) are a typical feature of Peranakan houses, allowing in breezes while maintaining privacy. Other features include windows with iron security bars and bat-shaped vents. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Devonshire Road house door : close-up [1]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows the swinging doors (pintu pagar) of a house on Devonshire Road. These doors are a typical feature of Peranakan houses, allowing in breezes while maintaining privacy. Devonshire Road, located near Somerset, was named after the west of England county. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Neil Road no. 174, door : close-up

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1966 photograph shows a close-up view of a wooden door belonging to house no. 174 on Neil Road. The wooden door is carved with decorative patterns. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Meyer Road bungalow, porch : general view [3]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows the porch of a bungalow, with a tiled motif corridor on Meyer Road. The doorway on the left has two swing type half doors also known as the pintu pagar. Additional features include an exterior staircase and part of a balustrade surrounding the porch. Title devised...
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  • Swinging doors (pintu pagar) : exterior [1]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1966 photograph shows the swinging doors (pintu pagar) of a house at an unknown location. These doors are a typical feature of Peranakan houses, allowing in breezes while maintaining privacy.Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Koek Road five-foot-way, 1968 : general view [2]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows a five-foot-way arcade underneath a row of shophouses on Koek Road. The shophouses feature swinging doors (pintu pagar) and floors paved with tiles sporting what looks like floral motifs. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Rowell Road no. 19, door : close-up

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows the swinging doors (pintu pagar) belonging to no. 19 Rowell Road. These doors are a typical feature of Peranakan houses, allowing in breezes while maintaining privacy. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Bukit Pasoh Road house, door : close-up

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1966 photograph shows a close-up view of a wooden door of a house on Bukit Pasoh Road. Hand crafted floral design can be seen on the door. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Tras Street house, pintu pagar, 1967 : close-up [1]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows the swinging doors of a house on Tras Street. These swinging doors (pintu pagar) are a typical feature of Peranakan houses, allowing in breezes while maintaining privacy. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Emerald Hill Road house, door, 1968 : close-up [3]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows the intricate carvings on the door frame of a house on Emerald Hill Road. These swinging doors are a typical feature of Peranakan houses, allowing in breezes while maintaining privacy. Emerald Hill Road, located off Orchard Road, was associated with the Peranakans in the 1930s as...
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  • Magenta Villa : interior [2]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows a door leading towards a possible room or corridor in Magenta Cottage. Some furniture can be seen lining the wall to the left. Magenta Cottage was one of four holiday villas built by Lee Cheng Yan, a prominent businessman of the Peranakan community, at the beginning...
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  • Emerald Hill Road house, door, 1968 : close-up [6]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows the swinging doors (pintu pagar) of a house on Emerald Hill Road. These doors are a typical feature of Peranakan houses, allowing in breezes while maintaining privacy. Emerald Hill Road, located off Orchard Road, was associated with the Peranakans in the 1930s as almost half the...
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