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  • 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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  • 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, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Meyer Road bungalow, porch : general view [1]

    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. Some features seen are wooden casement windows with moulded decorative plaster under it, pillars along the side of the bungalow and a balustrade along the porch. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Ridout Road bungalow, verandah : general view

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows the verandah of an Art Deco bungalow. Some architectural features such as brick arched columns can be seen. Chairs and tables are placed in the verandah. This bungalow, located at 23 Ridout Road, is residence to the Dutch Ambassador. Title devised by Library staff.
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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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  • 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...
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  • Swiss Club Road bungalow, wall : close-up

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1981 photograph shows a close-up view of the wall of a one-storey Art Deco bungalow at Swiss Club Road. Architectural features such as rough cast plastered and unique air vents can be seen. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Telok Ayer Street house, wall tile : close-up [2]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows the floral wall tile of a house on Telok Ayer Street. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • River Valley Road shophouse, windows : close-up [2]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows a shophouse, likely to be from the late style period of 1900-1940, focusing on its full-length French windows. Flanking the set of the three windows are pilasters with Corinthian-style capitals. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Meyer Road bungalow, pilasters : general view [1]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows two pilasters and a semi-circular arch from a part of a bungalow on Meyer Road. The pilasters have Corinthian style decorative capitals and ornamental plaster is featured on the arch. A section of a balustrade is seen below the arch. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Rowell Road house, door post : close-up [1]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows the detailed wooden curving on the top of a swing door (pintu pagar) for no. 19 Rowell Road. Such swing doors are a typical feature of Peranakan houses, allowing in breezes while maintaining privacy. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Neil Road house, 1969 : interior [3]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows the interior of a house on Neil Road that had belonged to Chng Kiat Leng, a lawyer who passed away in 1983. Seen prominently in the picture are some Peranakan furniture, including a wooden settee (pak ee) intricately carved and outlined in gold paint. Title devised...
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  • Telok Ayer Street temple, tiles with patchwork quilt pattern : close-up [3]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph depicts some decorative mosaic tiles featuring a patchwork quilt pattern. These were seen in the main hall of a temple on Telok Ayer Street. These terracotta ceramic tiles were once commonly used in Peranakan-styled houses and sometimes along the five-foot ways outside shophouses. Title devised by Library...
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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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  • Telok Ayer Street temple, tiles : close-up [3]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph depicts some decorative mosaic tiles featuring a floral pattern. These can be seen on the wall tiles of the altar in a temple. These tiles (often from Staffordshire kilns) were once commonly used in Peranakan-styled houses and were mass produced by dust pressing, in which powdered clay...
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  • Neil Road shophouse : exterior

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows the upper storey of a shophouse featuring casement windows. Also seen are plaques inscribed with Chinese characters. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Rose Lane house, roof : close-up [1]

    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.
    Reproduction Available