Lau Pa Sat, 1970s : general view


This is a photograph depicting Telok Ayer Market (a.k.a. Lau Pa Sat or "Old Market"). Located at Raffles Quay, it evolved from a wet market in 1820s to a food and entertainment complex by 1989. Its trademark octagonal design was set as early as the 1820s when the first concrete structures of the market was built. It was gazetted as a National Monument on 6 July 1973. Donated by Ang Tiong Cheng, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_021. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.

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This digital copy © National Library Board Singapore 2008. The original work © Ang Tiong Cheng.

Subjects
  • Architecture and Landscape>>Building Types>>Historic Buildings
  • Architecture and Landscape>>Streets and Places
  • Markets--Singapore--Photographs
  • Historic buildings--Singapore--Photographs
  • Monuments--Singapore--Photographs
  • Arts>>Architecture>>Public and commercial buildings

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