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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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  • Panglima Prang, dining room : general view [1]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1971 photograph features probably the dining room of Panglima Prang. Panglima Prang was a 19th century Straits Chinese bungalow built by Tan Jiak Kim and was situated at Jalan Kuala, off River Valley Road before it was demolished in 1982. A marble topped table with several kopitiam style chairs...
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  • Neil Road, Botan House : interior [3]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows part of the interior of the Victorian-style bungalow, Botan House on Neil Road. Built by Tan Kim Tian, Peranakan founder of a local Chinese shipping company in the 1800s. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Neil Road, Botan House : interior [5]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows most probably the living room of Botan House on Neil Road. Seen in the room is a table possibly used at times for cherki, a card game that was popular with the Peranakans. Botan House was built by Tan Kim Tian, Peranakan founder of a local...
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  • Heeren Street, no. 111, 1966 : interior [1]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1966 photograph shows the interior of a typical Peranakan terrace house in Malacca. A casement window with iron security bars and a Chinese fresco, painted above it, can be seen. Also seen is a marble top table with some wooden chairs. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • The Istana : interior

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows a hallway in the Istana. The Istana is the official residence of the President of the Republic of Singapore. It is located along Orchard Road in Singapore’s prime shopping district. The Istana was previously known as Government House and was the residence of the Governor of...
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  • Neil Road house, 1967 : interior [1]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows the door to a room, above which hangs a plague inscribed with Chinese characters referring to a meditation room (思斎). It is seen inside what is likely the Wee family (descendants of 19th century shipping tycoon Wee Bin) residence, since converted into the Tan Cheng Lock...
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  • Malacca Town house, 1970 : interior [3]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1970 photograph shows the main hall of a typical Peranakan house in Malacca. Some gilt teak armchairs, with caned seats and backs can be seen lined up against a wall. A large gold framed painting is hung on the wall. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Neil Road, Botan House : interior [6]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows most probably the courtyard of Botan House on Neil Road. Botan house was built by Tan Kim Tian, Peranakan founder of a local Chinese shipping company in the 1800s. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Heeren Street, no. 111, altar : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1966 photograph shows an altar of a typical Peranakan terrace house in Malacca. An altar is placed against the wall partitioning the front room from the next. Chinese frescoes with the Chinese characters are painted above the doors. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Heeren Street, no. 111, 1966 : interior [4]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1966 photograph shows a gilded Chinese plaque with the Chinese characters, hung above the door. Chinese frescoes are painted above the casement windows. Two wooden bookcases and wooden armchairs are seen lined up against the wall. This house is the ancestral home to the late Tun Dato Sri Sir...
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  • River Valley Road house : interior

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows the living room of a house, where an altar is flanked by two doorways. The focus of the photograph is the air well, sometimes called a sky well. A reduced version of the courtyard in traditional Chinese architecture, the air well helps bring in light and...
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  • Heeren Street, no. 111, 1966 : interior [5]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1966 photograph shows a framed door and window with iron security bars of a typical Peranakan terrace house in Malacca. Chinese frescoes and circular vents can be seen above the door and window. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Neil Road house, 1969 : interior [4]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows the ancestral hall of the Wee family (descendants of 19th century shipping tycoon Wee Bin) residence on Neil Road. The house has since been converted into the Tan Cheng Lock Baba House Museum. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Neil Road, Botan House : interior [1]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows the reception hall of the house, furnished with furniture that exhibit a mix of Chinese and Western elements. Botan House was built by Tan Kim Tian, Peranakan founder of a local shipping company in the 1800s. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Neil Road house, 1969 : interior [1]

    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 an internal staircase encircling an air well (also called a sky well), as well as, a plaque (central...
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  • Malacca Town house, 1966 : interior [3]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1966 photograph shows the interior of a typical Peranakan house in Malacca. Some architectural features seen are louvred casement windows, circular vents and Chinese frescoes painted above the doors and windows. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Panglima Prang, dining room : general view [2]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1971 photograph features the dining room of Panglima Prang. Panglima Prang was a 19th century Straits Chinese bungalow built by Tan Jiak Kim and was situated at Jalan Kuala, off River Valley Road before it was demolished in 1982. The dining table takes centre stage, with an ancestral altar...
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  • Panglima Prang, living room : general view [3]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1971 photograph features probably the living room or central area of Panglima Prang. Panglima Prang was built by Tan Jiak Kim and was situated at Jalan Kuala, off River Valley Road before it was demolished in 1982. The interior contains a mixture of western and eastern furnishings, and several...
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  • Panglima Prang, living room : general view [1]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1971 photograph features probably the living room or central area of Panglima Prang. The area is arranged with traditional Chinese furniture, some decorative ceramic figurines and gelai tutup (Victorian bell jar crafts). Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • House of Tan Yeok Nee : interior [4]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This1967 photograph shows a paved road that leads to a wooden door, probably located at the back of a mansion. 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....
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  • Heeren Street, no. 111, 1971 : interior [3]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows an altar. Gilded auspicious couplets and a plaque inscribed with gold Chinese characters is hung above it. Some red candles and figurines of deities can be seen. This house is the ancestral home to the late Tun Dato Sri Sir Cheng-lock Tan in Malacca. He was...
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  • House of Tan Yeok Nee : interior [1]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows a mansion's interior. Beautiful ornate brackets on the pillars and green glazed bamboo-shaped roof tiling can be seen. Red blinds are lowered to shield the inner corridors from direct sunlight. The mansion is located at the corner of Penang Road and Clemenceau Avenue. It was once...
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  • Malacca Town house, air well, 1971 : general view [3]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows the air well and a wooden circular staircase of a typical Peranakan house. Chinese couplets flank the door of the main hall and gilded Chinese plaques are hung above the door and windows. Some architectural features seen include Doric columns, rafters and casement windows with security...
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