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  • Roasted pigs at Sago Street : close-up [3]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the front entrance of a shop at Sago Street, in the heart of Chinatown. Roasted pigs are hung up and displayed for sale, near the five-foot-way, while a man goes about his business at a corner. The ground floor units of shophouses typically carried on lively retail...
  • Roasted pigs at Sago Street : close-up [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the front entrance of a shop at Sago Street, in the heart of Chinatown. Roasted pigs are hung up and displayed for sale, near the five-foot-way, while a man goes about his business at a corner. The ground floor units of shophouses typically carried on lively retail...
  • Lai Wah Restaurant, 1970 : group photograph

    Economy · Arts
    This 1970 photograph shows a group of people posing for a picture at Lai Wah Restaurant. More than 30 people are arranged in rows either seated or standing, for a group photograph beneath the restaurant's signboard ("丽华酒家" or "Lai Wah Restaurant"). Traditional Chinese pentagon-shaped lanterns are hung on both sides...
  • Condensed milk and Milo : close-up

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Economy · Pang, Gerald
    This photograph captures the nostalgia, of cans of condensed milk, amidst big Milo tins. It was taken in the Food Republic, Suntec City Convention Centre. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Working on the dough : profile

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Pang, Gerald
    This photograph captures a chef rolling the dough. It was taken at a stall selling 'You Tiao' in the Food Republic food court, Suntec City Convention Hall. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Roasted pigs at Sago Street : close-up [4]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the front entrance of a shop at Sago Street, in the heart of Chinatown. Roasted pigs are hung up and displayed for sale, near the five-foot-way. A customer is standing near the shop front, waiting to collect her orders. The ground floor units of shophouses typically carried...
  • Ah Chiang's Porridge : exterior

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Tay, Lionel
    This is a picture of a coffee shop in the Tiong Bahru area. A big wooden signboard hangs in front with the name, Ah Chiang's Porridge in English. There are also some Chinese characters beside the words in English. One can see into the shop and there are tables and...
  • Roasted pigs at Sago Street : close-up [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the front entrance of a shop at Sago Street, in the heart of Chinatown. Roasted pigs are hung up and displayed for sale, near the five-foot-way, while a man goes about his business at a corner. The ground floor units of shophouses typically carried on lively retail...
  • Sin Chong Chen Jiang Restaurant : exterior

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Economy · Tay, Lionel
    This is a picture of Sin Chong Chen Jiang Restaurant at block 62, Tiong Bahru. It is a Chinese restaurant. Title devised by Library staff
  • Stall assistants, at work : two people

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Pang, Gerald
    This photograph captures stall assistangs frying 'you tieu', those sliced dough snacks that goes into your porridge, rojak or Bak Kut The. This stall is in Food Republic, Suntec City Convention Centre. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Roasted pigs at Sago Street : close-up [5]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the front entrance of a shop at Sago Street, in the heart of Chinatown. Roasted pigs are hung up and displayed for sale, near the five-foot-way. A customer is standing near the shop front, waiting to collect her orders. The ground floor units of shophouses typically carried...
  • Indian stall selling mutton soup, 1960s : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Geography and Travels · Economy
    This is a 1960s photograph of an Indian man selling mutton soup. The stall has a signboard that reads: 'A. Samad'. Numerous food stalls such as this were set up by the island's myriad hawkers in front of shophouses and along five-foot ways, offering a variety of succulent dishes. Photograph...
  • Man at Lai Wah Restaurant counter, 1969

    Economy
    This 1969 photograph shows a man seated behind a counter at the Lai Wah Restaurant. The man looks forward, with his hands placed on an open book on the counter. The restaurant's signboard ("丽华酒家" or "Lai Wah Restaurant") is seen prominently on the wall behind the counter. A selection of...
  • Five-foot way, 1978 : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Economy
    This is a photograph of the five-foot way of a shophouse in Chinatown in front of a shop that sells traditional Chinese pastry. People are seen stopping to browse around at a shop next door. Photograph donated by Leong Keng Wai and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_473. Title...
  • Chinese cake shop, 1978 : exterior

    Economy · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of the front entrance of a shophouse in Chinatown that sells traditional Chinese pastry. Chinese cake houses such as this one typically sell delicacies and traditional favourites such as tau sar piah (bean paste pastries) and lao po bing or 'wife cakes' (winter melon pastries). Photograph...
  • Entrance to Tuas jetty, 1970 : general view

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of a rural village at the entrance to Tuas jetty. On the left is a seafood restaurant in a double-storey building. The photograph depicts a long-gone lifestyle where hawkers sold their food in pushcarts along the streets. Photograph donated by Marilyn Tan and displayed at the...
  • Coffee sock and Pepsi : close-up

    Economy · Pang, Gerald
    This photograph shows two coffee socks hanging from a metal rod against a drinks dispensing machine with a Pepsi logo. A coffee sock is a muslin bag, used as a filter for local-brew coffees. A metal shelf with teaspoons, plastic stirrers, metal mugs can be partially seen. The picture was...
  • C.M.C. Confectionery : interior

    Streets and Places · Tan, Bonny
    This is the Interior of a disappearing old-time coffee shop called the kopi tiam showing the marble top round tables with four wooden chairs. The design of the furniture is based on that found in ancient China. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 7th Storey restaurant : exterior

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Economy · Wong, Linus
    This photograph shows the entrance to the restaurant at the New 7th Seventh Storey Hotel. A welcome mat is laid out on the inside of the glass door. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Maxwell Food Centre : exterior

    Streets and Places · Economy · Tay, Lionel
    This is a picture of Maxwell Food Centre, which has been around since the late 1930s, located at Maxwell Road. Major renovation work was carried out in 2000. It is famous amongst tourist and Singaporeans for the wide range of local food available. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Sugar Industry of Singapore Ltd. : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This picture shows the rooftops of some factory buildings. On one of them, the words "Sugar Industry of Singapore Ltd" can be clearly seen. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.