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  • Restored houses : exterior

    Streets and Places · Wong, Lily
    This is a photograph of restored houses in the Joo Chiat area, with a view of a five-foot way. The distinctive swing door or 'pintu pagar' in Malay is a unique feature in these restored houses. The swing doors provide privacy in the front hall of the house, from the...
  • No. 131 Joo Chiat Place : close-up

    Streets and Places · Arts · Wong, Lily
    This photograph shows an old bicycle parked outside No. 131 Joo Chiat Place. The windows with its vertical bars and the expanded metal grille are typical features of a shophouse built in the latter half of the twentieth century. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Studio 106 at Joo Chiat : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Wong, Lily
    This is a photograph of Studio 106 at No. 106 Joo Chiat Place. The old bungalow was formerly the art studio of the late sculptor Ng Eng Teng. Within the compound are two sculptures. On the left is a sculpture of a man in a headdress and on the right...
  • Louvred windows, 2008 : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Wong, Lily
    This photograph depicts a partial facade of a restored house, in the Joo Chiat area, with three louvred shuttered windows. The walls and windows have been painted in yellow and white, respectively. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Concrete air vents : close-up

    Arts · Streets and Places · Wong, Lily
    This photograph shows the ventilation holes of a house that is well adapted to the hot tropical climate of Singapore. These decorative openings allow for natural and unhampered ventilation. Title devised by Library staff.