Cathay Building, 1953 : night view


The top of the Cathay Building was decorated with the words "Long May She Reign" to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953. The building used to house the popular Cathay Cinema, luxury apartments, a restaurant and a hotel. Cathay Building was gazetted as a national monument on 10 February 2003. Donated by Lye Siew Fong, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_115. Title devised by Library staff.

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This digital copy © National Library Board Singapore 2008. The original work © Lye Siew Fong.

Subjects
  • Architecture and Landscape>>Building Types>>Commercial Buildings
  • Arts>>Architecture>>Public and commercial buildings
  • Motion picture theaters--Singapore--Photographs
  • National monuments--Singapore--Photographs

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