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  • Paper chests offerings for traditional Chinese funeral ceremonies : close up

    Heritage and Culture · Tay, Lionel
    Photograph shows a close-up of paper chests, with designs of traditional Chinese symbols such as dragons and phoenixes which are being sold in a shop in the Tiong Bahru Market. These are usually bought as symbolic gifts for funerals and burnt to ensure that they will reach the deceased in...
  • Shop displaying Chinese funeral objects for sale : general view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tay, Lionel
    This photograph shows a store in the Tiong Bahru Market, selling goods that are symbolic gifts for the dead to be used in the afterlife. They are sold to believers who burn them as offerings to the spirits in the netherworld. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Afterlife goods : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Tay, Lionel
    This photograph shows items and goods made of paper, such as money and storage chests, for sale at a stall in the Tiong Bahru Market. These papier mâché items are used for burning as offerings to the spirits in the netherworld. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Incense paper : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · Tay, Lionel
    Shown in this photograph is a close-up of incense paper packed for sale. Usually used as offerings by Chinese believers, these incense papers are shaped as gold or silver teals suggesting that they are to be used as money in the netherworld. Photo taken in the Tiong Bahru Market. Title...