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  • Tan Kim Seng Fountain, 1960s : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    This is a photograph of Chew Cher Neo at the Tan Kim Seng Memorial Fountain, at Esplanade. The memorial was unveiled in 1882. Donated by Chew Cher Neo and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_706. Title devised by Library staff.
  • University Cultural Centre (UCC) Theatre at National University of Singapore (NUS) : interior [1]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Edwin Thumboo Collection
    This is a photograph of the stage at the University Cultural Centre Theatre at the National University of Singapore. This photograph is part of the collection donated by Edwin Thumboo to NLB. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Nanyang University Arch, 1955 : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts
    This photograph shows the Arch at the entrance of the Old Nantah Campus, with a bus from the Green Bus Company, passing through. Donated by Chung Shui Ken and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_640. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Cavenagh Bridge at dusk : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows Cavenagh Bridge at the Singapore River as night falls. Set against the skyline is UOB Building and OCBC Centre. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • OCBC Centre, 1970s : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the OCBC Centre and its surrounding areas. Partially hidden on the left is the Fullerton Building with its Doric colonnades. The stately building used to house the General Post Office. On the right is an ornamental archway, along the pathway of Anderson Bridge. Physical dimensions of original:...
  • Posing at Mount Faber, 1968 : full-length portrait

    Sports and Recreation · Arts · Geography and Travels · Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of Dorothy Seah's mother posing next to a structure that was the trademark of Mount Faber. Dorothy says: "The structure acts as a fence, built to protect the pole with a 'ball' at the top. My mother said that the 'ball' would illuminate at night with...
  • At Merlion Park, early 1970s : full-length portrait

    Politics and Government · Arts · Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    This is a photograph of a lady standing next to the small Merlion at the Merlion Park near Clifford Pier. Situated at the mouth of the Singapore River as a tourism symbol, the Merlion cub is 2 m tall and weighs three tonnes. The bigger Merlion weighs 70 tonnes and...
  • Water fountain : off-beat [5]

    Arts · Geography and Travels · Pang, Gerald
    This photograph shows anoher view of the fountain in the centre of Bugis Junction, which seems to have become a children's playground. The children seem to relish dashing in and out of the fountain, alternately evading or confronting the sprays of water shooting out from the fountain. Title devised by...
  • Serangoon Road, information board : close-up [1]

    Streets and Places · Pang, Gerald
    This photograph is a close-up of the sign board on the history of Serangoon Road with a picture of the place before development, circa 1905. This picture captures the information in English only. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, information board : close-up

    Streets and Places · Pang, Gerald
    This photograph is a close-up on an information board which provides background details of the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple. The temple is dedicated to the Goddess Kali, the reincarnation of Lord Siva's wife, Meenachi. The information board is written in English, Tamil, Chinese and Japanese. The board features a black and...
  • Selegie Road, street sign : close-up

    Streets and Places · Pang, Gerald
    This photograph is a close-up of the road sign pointing out Selegie Road. Title devised by Library staff.
  • The Esplanade, roof : close-up [4]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Pang, Gerald
    Shown in this photograph is a close-up view on the roof of the Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay. The It is nicknamed 'durian' because of the spiked mini-structures shielding the glass facade of the building. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Seletar Reservoir Tower, 1974 : group photograph

    Streets and Places · Arts
    A group of adults standing in front of the majestic look-out tower at Seletar Reservoir. People can be seen viewing from the top of the 60 feet viewing tower. Donated by Lim Geok Lian, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_083. Title devised by Library staff.
  • OCBC Centre, 1970s : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the OCBC Centre and its surrounding areas. Partially hidden on the left is the Fullerton Building with its Doric colonnades. The stately building used to house the General Post Office. On the right is an ornamental archway, along the pathway of Anderson Bridge. Physical dimensions of original:...
  • Haw Par Villa entrance, 1960s : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of visitors leaving and arriving at Haw Par Villa (Tiger Balm Gardens), through its familiar entrance. Known for its many sculptures and figurines, the oriental theme park is a treasure trove of moral tales and traditional Chinese stories. Donated by Koh Tiang Thai, and displayed at...
  • Central Fire Station, front gates : close-up

    Arts · Streets and Places · Politics and Government · Tay, Lionel
    Shown in this photograph are the front personnel gates of the Central Fire Station. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bicylce lots, signboard : general view

    Arts · Economy · Wong, Lily
    In this photograph, a sign shows an arrow pointing out where bicycle lots are to be found in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Spiral staircases : close-up

    Streets and Places · Arts · Tay, Lionel
    This photograph captures a close-up of the spiral staircases, which extends from each unit of the flat to the ground. The spiral staircases is painted in orange while the wall is painted in white. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Tan Kim Seng Fountain, 2004 : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Tan, Bonny
    This is a 2004 photograph showing a close-up of the two-tier circular fountain built as a memorial to Tan Kim Seng. It is Victorian in design with cherubs, Greek gods, including Zeus, and goddesses. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Footway : general view

    Arts · Tay, Lionel
    This picture shows a five-feet footway restored to its original charm, while given a new lease of life. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Streets associated with cattle trade and cottage industries, information board : close-up [2]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Pang, Gerald
    This photograph is a close-up on an information board providing brief history on the streets associated with cattle trade and cottage industries in the Serangoon area. The information is available in four languages: English, Tamil, Chinese and Japanese. Also includes a black and white photograph of a cattle trader, circa...
  • Tower, Wesley Methodist Church : close-up

    Streets and Places · Tay, Lionel
    This photograph is a close-up on the tower of Wesley Methodist Church with its exposed red brickwork, narrow, arched windows and decorative top. Plants and moss can be observed on the tower, giving it a weathered and authentic feel. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Fort Canning Hill cupolas : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · M. Ashif Padili
    This is a side view of two white cupolas on Fort Canning Hill which is located at the junction of Canning Rise and Fort Canning Road. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Cavenagh Bridge police notice : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Transportation · Heirwin Mohd Nasir
    This is a view of the Cavenagh Bridge entrance with a police notice placed before it to indicate that the bridge is for pedestrians, not vehicles or animals. Title devised by Library staff.