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  • Chinese New Year Chingay procession, 1979

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows performers at a segment of the Chinese New Year's Chingay procession. The performers are wearing traditional Chinese costumes are holding a board with the Chinese words "公正廉明". Some of the performers appear to be dressed as Justice Bao, a symbol of justice and impartiality in ancient...
  • Prophet Mohammed birthday celebration, pre-1964 : general view

    Heritage and Culture
    The Prophet Muhammad's birthday is considered an auspicious day amongst Muslims and is also known as Maulidur Rasul or Maulud Nabi. A street procession to mark this joyous occasion is seen making its way past the Kampong Glam Post Office. Donated by S. Zahra Aljunied, and displayed at the Heritage...
  • City Hall, Merdeka Day, 1960s : exterior

    Streets and Places · Arts · Politics and Government
    This photograph shows the steps of the City Hall decorated for the Malaysia Week celebrations. Hanging from the Corinthian columns of this stately building is a large banner bearing a map of Singapore and Malaysia, with the word "Merdeka". Donated by S. Zahra Aljunied, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow...
  • Malaysia Day, 1963 : night view

    Events
    The picture shows Malaysia Day Celebration, with flags and banners in front of City Hall on 16th September 1963, when the British colonies of Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore merged with the Federation of Malaya to form Malaysia. Photograph donated by Yep Pek Wan, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008....
  • Pulau Ubin Hungry Ghost Festival offering kiln, 2004 : general view

    Heritage and Culture · M. Ashif Padili
    This is a view of people burning offerings in a red offering kiln in Pulau Ubin. In the background is a an old zinc roofed building. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Child on a bicycle in front of City Hall, 1965 : general view

    Geography and Travels · Events · Streets and Places
    This 1965 photograph shows a child seated on a bicycle in the Padang. Shown in the background of this picture is a general view of City Hall, decorated with billboards to celebrate Singapore's first National Day in 1965. A handwritten caption in Chinese (roughly translated into English as "Singapore separates...
  • Malaysia Day, 1963 : group photograph

    Events
    Students at the Malaysia Day Celebration are shown here at Padang on 16 September 1963, when the British colonies of Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore merged with the Federation of Malaya to form Malaysia. Photograph donated by Yep Pek Wan, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_206. Title devised by...
  • Pulau Ubin, Hungry Ghost Festival celebrations, 2004 : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Tan, Bonny
    This is a general view of a make-shift tent in Pulau Ubin, with red canopy, set up to celebrate the Hungry Ghost Festival. There are large burnt candles on the floor, canned food and drinks on the table as well as a table for incense burnt as offerings by worshippers....