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  • Two Malay girls at Lim Tua Tow Road market, 1960s [1]

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows two Malay girls at Lim Tua Tow Road market. One of the girls is wearing a dress while the other is wearing a baju kurung. Photograph taken between 1960-1962. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Two Malay girls at Lim Tua Tow Road market, 1960s [2]

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows two Malay girls at Lim Tua Tow Road market. One of the girls is wearing a dress while the other is wearing a baju kurung. Photograph taken between 1960-1962. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [43]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows an Indian girl in a red-and-white dress on the stage. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [33]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the Chinese finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows a girl in Chinese costume telling her story. The panel of three judges is seen on the right. Title...
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [41]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows a girl with a crown and a cape on the stage. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [37]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the Chinese finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows a girl in a Chinese costume telling her story. Part of the audience can be seen in the foreground....
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [42]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows a girl dressed like the Little Red Riding Hood on the stage. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [34]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the Chinese finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows a girl in Chinese costume telling her story. Part of the audience can be seen in the foreground. Title...
  • NLB old photos 1960s (Album 2) [3]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels · Economy
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s photographs (Album 2) collection. It shows a Chinese librarian seated on a chair in front of a low bookshelf of Asian titles in the library. She is showing a book to a girl with two plaits. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1960s (Album 3) [44]

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s photographs (Album 3) collection. It shows six girls at a table in the library. They are browsing the children's books placed on the table. A bookshelf is seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1960s (Album 3) [106]

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s photographs (Album 3) collection. It was taken during a New Year/Christmas exhibition in a library. This photograph shows a girl browsing a book in front of a board of books on display. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1960s (Album 5) [31]

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s photographs (Album 5) collection. It shows a bus used by the National Library as its mobile library parked outside Tanjong Pagar Community Centre. The words "Raffles National Library - UNESCO mobile children's library" are seen on the bus. Two girls are walking towards...
  • NLB old photos 1960s (Album 5) [81]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s photographs (Album 5) collection. It shows a schoolgirl reading to a toddler at a table in a library. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Exploring nature during circuit breaker period

    Geography and Travels · Politics and Government · Sports and Recreation · Poh Mee Kian
    "After few weeks of staying indoors during CB, my four year old daughter misses the outdoors alot. With her favourite playground still tape-closed and the grasses overgrown due to restrictions on essential services, her routine playground activities became endless fun of biology lessons of catching/observing/releasing the many species of creepy...
  • Child teaching her toys about safe distancing

    Geography and Travels · Politics and Government · Koh Yihan
    "Telling her dolls off: social gatherings of any size aren't allowed during the Circuit Breaker ok!"--Contributed by Koh Yihan, as part of the "Documenting COVID-19 in Singapore" collection community call. This photograph shows a young girl and her toys. She is teaching her toys about safe distancing. On the floor...
  • Home-based learning during circuit breaker [2]

    Geography and Travels · Education · Politics and Government · Koh Yihan
    Contributed by Koh Yihan, as part of the "Documenting COVID-19 in Singapore" collection community call. This photograph shows a young girl sitting in front of a laptop. The girl is engaged in home-based learning as schools were closed during the circuit breaker period. Description by Library staff.
  • Playing table tennis at home during circuit breaker

    Sports and Recreation · Politics and Government · Anonymous
    "Finding ways to keep ourselves busy while staying home"--Contributed by Anonymous, as part of the "Documenting COVID-19 in Singapore" collection community call. This photograph shows a man and a girl playing table tennis using their dining table, while confined at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional description by Library staff.
  • Acrylic painting of girl crossing off a notch during pandemic

    Arts · Geography and Travels · Politics and Government · Lina Amberg
    "End of circuit breaker notch. My daughter was tasked to mark a notch on the whiteboard for everyday we were "locked down" during Covid. This is a watercolor sketch by my 85-year-old mother who, despite not being able to go out, keeps herself busy during covid by painting and sketching."--Contributed...
  • Man at work, circa 1966-1980

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This photograph shows a man squatting on the floor outside a shop with his back to the camera. He is seen spreading out what looks like nuts on a sheet on the ground to dry. There are large rattan baskets, boxes and containers outside the shop and some customers on...
  • Mother and daughter with face mask on the first day of school during phase 1 of re-opening

    Geography and Travels · Politics and Government · Wong Mui Fun Katherine
    "First day back to school after circuit breaker"--Contributed by Wong Mui Fun Katherine, as part of the "Documenting COVID-19 in Singapore" collection community call. This photograph shows a close-up view of mother and daughter with face mask on the first day of school during phase 1 of re-opening. Additional description...
  • Girl working on home-based learning assignment at home during circuit breaker period [2]

    Geography and Travels · Education · Politics and Government · TENG MENG HOON
    "Alysha, 10 years old, doing the home-based learning homework (designing a family logo, a Racial Harmony poster and a Singapore Icons tote bag) at home during the circuit-breaker period. Her design inspiration has come from her observation about the great significance of kindness, caring, love and staying united as a...
  • Girl with face mask watering plants during circuit breaker period

    Geography and Travels · Nature and Environment · Politics and Government · TENG MENG HOON
    "Wearing a mask while watering the plants along the corridor has been a new-normal daily routine for Alysha Tan, 10 years old, since the commencement of circuit breaker. Date of photo : 25 May 2020."--Contributed by TENG MENG HOON, as part of the "Documenting COVID-19 in Singapore" collection community call....
  • Girl working on home-based learning assignment at home during circuit breaker period [1]

    Geography and Travels · Education · Politics and Government · TENG MENG HOON
    "Alysha, 10 years old, doing the home-based learning homework (designing a family logo, a Racial Harmony poster and a Singapore Icons tote bag) at home during the circuit-breaker period. Her design inspiration has come from her observation about the great significance of kindness, caring, love and staying united as a...
  • Chicken rice stall in Empress Hotel along Middle Road, 1970s

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Geography and Travels · Chin, LY
    This is a photograph of a chicken rice stall at Empress Hotel along Middle Road. Three girls are patronising the chicken stall with rows of cooked chicken on display in the glass cabinet. Title devised by Library staff.