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  • Lanterns at doorway, 1975 : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Arts
    This is a photograph of floral decorations adorning the front door of a Chinese establishment. Also pictured are a pair of lanterns hanging from the ceiling. The Chinese lantern symbolizes long life and is the supreme totem of good luck. Photograph donated by Ho Seng Huat and displayed at the...
  • Sandbox : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · Tay, Lionel
    This photograph is a close-up of a sandbox for placing lighted candles, in the Armenian Church. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Flower garlands : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Pang, Gerald
    This photograph shows flower garlands hung up for sale, on bamboo poles against a colourfully painted wall. The garlands are made of artificial flowers. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Flowers left over : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    Shown in this photograph are red flowers left over from the stringing of flower garlands, gathered together on banana leaves. Part of the finished garlands can be seen hanging at the top. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Flower garlands galore : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    This is a picture of different types of garlands, made from jasmine, marigolds, leaves and other flowers. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Wedding bed, 1970 : side view

    Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of a red sheeted wedding bed in an attap house in Kampong Chai Chee. Traditionally, Chinese bridal bedsheets were red and embroidered with dragon and phoenix in gold threads. Photograph donated by Neo Siok Leng and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_455
  • Chinese priests in a procession : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a group of Chinese priests taking part in a procession. Dressed in ceremonial robes, the priests are shaded from the sun by umbrellas held aloft by devotees. A row of shophouses can also be seen in the background....
  • Joss sticks, in a banana : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Pang, Gerald
    This is a picture of joss sticks stuck into a banana, amongst a pile of tomatoes for sale at a stall, in Little India. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Garlands : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    This photograph is a close-up on some flower garlands. The colourful garlands on the left are made of artificial flowers, while the white ones on the right are made of real jasmine flowers. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Flower strings : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    This photograph is a close-up on flower garlands sold at a stall in Little India. They are made from jasmine and red roses. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Betel nut leaves : close-up

    Nature and Environment · Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    This is a picture of betel leaves which are chewed as an alternative to the smoking of cigarettes. The leaves are for sale at a stall in Little India. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Joss paper burners : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · Wong, Lily
    This is a photograph of a red joss paper container cum burner, placed on a road pavement. Such containers are used to contain the ashes of joss paper commonly burnt during the seventh month of the Chinese calendar or the 'Hungry ghosts month'. At other times of the year, the...
  • 汉剧照片150 : 全视图

    Thau Yong Amateur Musical Association Collection
    这是陶融儒乐社的照片, 描绘该社的演员在观音画像前颂经. This is a photograph from the Thau Yong Collection. It depicts a performer chanting prayers before a painting of the Goddess of Mercy.