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  • People paying respects, 1962 [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Foo, Chin Hwa
    A photo taken by Foo Chin Hwa in 1962 during the exhumation of mass graves of Operation Sook Ching. It shows a close-up view of a group of people holding joss sticks and praying to the dead. Offerings are laid on the ground for the afterlife at the grave site....
  • Offerings for the afterlife

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Foo, Chin Hwa
    This 1962 photograph shows offerings such as paper money, paper objects, food, drinks and joss sticks are laid out on the ground for the afterlife at a gravesite. Title devised by Library staff.
  • People paying respects, 1962 [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Foo, Chin Hwa
    A photo taken by Foo Chin Hwa in 1962 during the exhumation of mass graves of Operation Sook Ching. It shows a group of people holding joss sticks and praying to the dead. Offerings are laid on the ground for the afterlife at the grave site. Title devised by Library...
  • Offerings for the afterlife at Hokkien Street, 1982

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows rites and rituals on Hokkien Street. Food offerings including fish, poultry, pork and fruits, as well as Chinese traditional foods like ang ku kweh are placed on the ground, as part of the prayers for the afterlife. An incense burner, incense sticks and joss paper can...
  • Chinese prayer altar in Joo Chiat Lane, 1991

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1991 photograph shows a Chinese prayer altar in Joo Chiat Lane. The altar has items such as statues of god and goddess, joss stick containers and burning oil. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Offerings for the afterlife in Chinatown, 1971

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows food and wine offered most likely during the Hungry Ghost Festival to the afterlife in Chinatown. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Religious ceremony at Havelock Road, 1982

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “D.8 Août 1982, Havelock.” This 1982 photograph shows three women and two children with traditional Chinese costume performing some rites at Havelock Road. It looks like there is a religious ceremony going on as one of the lady can be seen holding two incense. On lookers...
  • Hungry Ghost Festival celebration at Joo Chiat Lane, 1991

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1991 photograph shows Hungry Ghost Festival celebration at Joo Chiat Lane. A group of people dressed in tradition Chinese clothing can be seen walking out from what looks like a temporary prayer altar. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Offerings for the afterlife in Onan Road, 1991

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1991 photograph shows a row of chairs and tables with food offered to the afterlife during the Hungry Ghost Festival in Onan Road. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Ceremonial object, 1982

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Vers Sungai Road 05 Sept 82.” A slaughtered pig can be seen with an orange that has some joss sticks on it in its mouth in this 1982 photograph. Its head can be seen lying on a block of ice. The pig most likely is an...