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  • Funeral procession, 1964 : general view [2]

    Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of the family of Lim Suay Hwee standing in front of a hearse during a funeral procession of his mother-in-law, at River Valley Road. Donated by Lim Suay Hwee and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_666. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Funeral procession, 1964 : general view [3]

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places
    Funeral procession of Lim Suay Hwee's mother-in-law, at River Valley Road. Donated by Lim Suay Hwee and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_667
  • Funeral procession : general view [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows part of a Chinese funeral procession walking along Bras Basah Road. Four bearers wearing funerary dress and headgear are carrying a decorated sedan chair. Several musicians with Chinese gongs are following behind the sedan chair. No date of...
  • Lim Bo Seng memorial, 2004 : general view

    Personalities · Streets and Places · Tan, Bonny
    This is a view of the memorial dedicated to a local war hero, Major-General Lim Bo Seng, who died in the Second World War. It is shaped like a pagoda and has carved motifs on its sides. At its base bronze lions stand guard. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Funeral procession, 1964 : general view [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places
    This is a picture of the funeral procession of Lim Suay Hwee's mother-in-law, at River Valley Road. Children wearing hoods of sackcloth over their heads, are kneeling in front of the altar of the deceased to offer their respects. Donated by Lim Suay Hwee and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow...
  • Armenian Church memorial garden

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Heirwin Mohd Nasir
    This 2003 photograph shows a view of old tombstones laid out in the memorial garden of the Armenian Church. There are also figures, pedestals and travellers' palms arranged in rows above them. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Japanese Cemetery Park memorial headstones : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · M. Ashif Padili
    This photograph shows a view of three irregularly-shaped headstones, each with an inscription, and set in its own area covered with gravel. They are placed side by side on small boulders. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Funeral procession : general view [3]

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows an elaborately decorated hearse drawn by two black horses, as part of a Chinese funeral procession along Bras Basah Road. No date of creation provided. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
  • 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.
  • Funeral procession, 1964 : general view [4]

    Heritage and Culture
    Funeral procession of Lim Suay Hwee's mother-in-law, at River Valley Road. Donated by Lim Suay Hwee and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_668
  • Agnes Joaquim's tombstone

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Heirwin M. Nasir
    A view of the tombstone of Agnes Joaquim and two pots of the orchid which she cultivated and subsequently became Singapore's national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim.
  • 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...
  • Funeral procession, 1920 : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a Baba funeral at Neil Road. Seen in front of a row of Peranakan houses is a well decorated hearse with a group of mourners standing in front of it. Photograph donated by Loo Say Chong and displayed at Heritage Roadshow 2007. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bidadari Cemetery, 1940s : general view

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1940s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a general view of the Christian section of Bidadari Cemetery, with graves in the foreground and the Protestant Chapel in the distance on the right. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard...
  • Tombstone of Miss Anges Joaquim : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · Tay, Lionel
    Shown in this photograph is the tombstone of Miss Anges Joaquim, after whom the national flower Vanda Miss Joaquim was named. The tombstone is in the grounds of the Armenian Church. The tombstone is inscribed with her name, date of birth (7 April 1854) , date of death (2 July...