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  • 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...
  • Stamford Raffles statue at Singapore River, 2003 : close-up

    Arts · Personalities · M. Ashif Padili
    This is a close-up of a statue of Sir Stamford Raffles. It is a polymarble copy of the original statue, set on a high white concrete pedestal with plaques on each side of the pedestal. It is situated near Singapore River, where it is believed to be the site of...
  • Sculpture Square, 2004 : general view

    Arts · Tan, Bonny
    Sculpture Square in Middle Road is a contemporary art space established to advance three-dimensional art practices and productions principally by artists in Singapore and Southeast Asia. The building was originally the First Methodist Church established in the nineteenth century. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bukit Batok Memorial engraving : close-up

    Arts · M. Ashif Padili
    This close-up of the engraving shows the image of a memorial built during the Japanese occupation in 1942 and which was destroyed in 1945.
  • Stone walls sculpture, National Museum of Singapore : close-up

    Arts · Streets and Places · Tay, Lionel
    Shown in this photograph is a close-up view of the stone walls sculpture, found in the courtyard of the National Museum of Singapore. It depicts the four stone walls sculpture lining up parallel to each other. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Girl on a bicycle, sculpture : general view [1]

    Arts · Wong, Lily
    This is a picture of an 1987 sculpture of a girl on a bicycle by sculptor Sydney Harpley. It is one of two sculptures donated by Mr. David Marshall to the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Civil Defence Heritage Gallery, entrance : close-up

    Arts · Politics and Government · Streets and Places · Tay, Lionel
    This is a picture of the entrance to the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery, near the left side of Central Fire Station. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Stamford Raffles bronze statue, 2003 : front view

    Arts · Streets and Places · M. Ashif Padili
    This is a front view of a bronze statue of Sir Stamford Raffles, located at Victoria Memorial Hall. It is placed on a high, white pedestal with a matching crest and plaque. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Shimmering pearls : general view

    Arts · Tay, Lionel
    This is a picture of a sculpture entitled "Shimmering Pearls" by Han Sai Por in 2001. It the first local sculpture that integrates a fountain to produce the desired shimmering effect. The colourful shimmering pearls are placed randomly and at random heights amidst a water fountain in front of Capital...
  • The Merlion, 1973 : side view

    Arts · Politics and Government · Streets and Places
    Shown in the picture at the Merlion Park near Clifford Pier, is the Merlion which weighs 70 tonnes and is 8.6m high. The part-fish, part-lion icon was situated at the mouth of the Singapore River as a tourism symbol. Photograph donated by Monita Lee, at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_169....
  • Stamford Raffles bronze statue, 2003 : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · M. Ashif Padili
    This is a view of a bronze statue of Sir Stamford Raffles, located at Victoria Memorial Hall. It is set on a high, white pedestal. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Statue of Saint Peter : close-up

    Arts · Tay, Lionel
    This photograph is a close-up of the statue of Saint Peter, located in the Church of Saints Peter & Paul. The statue is sitting on a chair. It is holding two keys in its left hand. Its other hand is gesturing in the air. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Statue and fountain : general view

    Arts · Personalities · Tay, Lionel
    Shown in this photograph is an elegant fountain installed in the courtyard of Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall. Also shows the original bronze statue of Sir Stamford Raffles. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Polymarble statue of Raffles : exterior

    Arts · Pang, Gerald
    Shown in this photograph is the replica of the original bronze statue of Sir Stamford Raffles at the Raffles' Landing Site. This polymarble statue was built in 1972. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, roof top : close-up [4]

    Streets and Places · Pang, Gerald
    This photograph is a close-up of the roof of the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, a Hindu temple. It is easily recognisable from the prominent statues of Hindu deities. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Raffles' landing site : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Arts · Pang, Gerald
    Shown in this photograph is the statue of Sir Stamford Raffles, beside a travellers' palm. Tourists mill round a snake charmer, who has a golden coloured snake draped round his neck. In the background is the Singapore River, retail outlets along Clarke Quay and part of the Singtel Building. Title...
  • Model of a British soldier at Fort Siloso : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Heirwin Mohd Nasir
    This is a photograph of a wax model of a British soldier in khaki-coloured colonial army uniform, standing guard with a gun at the military museum in Fort Siloso. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Lion heads : close-up

    Arts · Streets and Places · Pang, Gerald
    This photograph is a close-up on some lion-head statues, which are part of many different statues at the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Victoria Theatre and the clock tower : general view

    Arts · Tay, Lionel
    This photograph shows the Victoria Theatre, which was built in 1862 as the Town Hall. The Victoria Memorial Hall was completed in 1905 in memory of Queen Victoria. The clock tower was erected in 1906 to create an illusion that both buildings are joined together. The bronze statue of Sir...
  • Sculpture at Armenian Church : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Tay, Lionel
    Shown in this photograph are various religious sculptures, found scattered around the grounds of the Armenian Church. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Lion statue : close-up

    Arts · Streets and Places · Tay, Lionel
    Shown in this photograph is a close-up of one of the four lion statuettes surrounding the Lim Bo Seng Memorial. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Central urn : close-up

    Arts · Streets and Places · Tay, Lionel
    This photograph is a close-up on the central urn of the Civilian War Memorial for World War II, cast against the background of our urban cityscape. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Merlion, 2004 : general view

    Arts · Politics and Government · Streets and Places · Tan, Bonny
    This is a 2004 photograph showing the Merlion, with water spouting from its mouth. It sits on a raised platform on the riverbank against a backdrop of skyscrapers seen in the background. It was created as a mythical half-lion, half-fish icon of Singapore. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Ceramic Exhibition : group photograph [1]

    Arts · Events · Edwin Thumboo Collection
    This is a group photograph of thirteen people at the Ceramic Exhibition taken in 1999. Among them are Prof. Edwin Thumboo and Prof. Lim Pin, standing on the second row. This photograph is part of the collection donated by Edwin Thumboo to NLB.Title devised by Library staff.