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  • Wall tiles : close-up

    Arts · Wong, Lily
    This photograph shows the coloured square tiles of a house near Joo Chiat Place that are distinctive features of Peranakan homes. Flowers and geometrical designs are painted on these decorative tiles. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Door grille : close-up

    Arts · Wong, Lily
    This photograph shows the door grille with intricate patterns of a house in Joo Chiat. It serves both functional and decorative purposes. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Spiral staircase, 2008 : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Wong, Linus
    This is a photograph of the spiral staircase of the New 7th Storey Hotel at Rochor Road. This spiral staircase is believed to be the most distinctive feature of the hotel. This hotel will be demolished for the construction of the new downtown MRT line. 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.