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  • 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...
  • Lanterns, Kreta Ayer, 1980s : general view [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows lots of colourful lanterns on sale during the Mid-Autumn Festival outside a shop in Kreta Ayer. Also framed within the arched doorway is a man carrying a boy who is holding a lantern. Baskets of sundry products are left to dry under the sun in the background....
  • 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.
  • Christmas party : general view [1]

    Events · Heritage and Culture · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a group of men conversing and networking with one another while having drinks. The Singapore Police Force crest is seen near the top of the photograph. A Christmas tree is also prominent on the right side. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Birthday celebration, 1956 : group photograph

    Heritage and Culture · Personalities
    This is a group photograph of Chinese Buddhist women taken at the birthday celebration of Guan Yin at the Guan Yin Association in Admiralty Road in 1956. The women are dressed in traditional costumes. Behind them, there is a getai (stage) with a banner that read as "观音宝诞" (Birthday of...
  • Religious goods : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · Tay, Lionel
    This photograph is a close-up of a display shelf with items used for religious and ancestor worship in the Chinese culture. Cups and plates on which offerings are placed, are some of the items seen in the picture. These items are usually in red as the colour represents prosperity and...
  • OCBC Centre inauguration : exterior [5]

    Events · Economy · Arts · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a troupe of lion dance performers, performing at the entrance of OCBC Centre. A troupe member is seen teasing one of two lions. Lion dance performances on auspicious occasions such as the launch of new buildings, is believed to bring good fortune and wealth. Physical dimensions of...
  • Mooncakes : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · Tan, Bonny
    This photograph shows a close-up of two golden-brown mooncakes with flower motifs. These are eaten during the Mooncake or Mid-Autumn Festival. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Sacrificial sheep slaughtering : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · M. Ashif Padili
    This is a close-up of the process of slaughtering a sheep, an important ritual during Hari Raya Haji (or Hari Raya Korban), at Masjid Sultan. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Fireworks, 1970s : general view [1]

    Events · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows 3 bursts of fireworks, digitized from a photo negative that can be used as a second exposure superimposed onto a first negative in the darkroom. The resulting print maybe a night scene with the fireworks imprinted on an originally clear sky. Title devised by Library staff. Date...
  • Chinese New Year shopping, 1953 : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Economy
    This is a 1953 photograph of shoppers doing their Chinese New Year shopping at Chinatown. The shoppers at this stall are selecting and buying flowers, a popular festive decoration used to brighten up the home. Photograph donated by Leong Keng Wai and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_469. Title...
  • St. Paul's Church, Christmas tree, 2004 : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Tan, Bonny
    This photograph shows a Christmas tree and a Nativity scene set up inside St. Paul's Church, in celebration of Christmas. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Lanterns, Kreta Ayer, 1980s : general view [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows lots of colourful lanterns on sale during the Mid-Autumn Festival outside a shop in Kreta Ayer. Also framed within the arched doorway is a man carrying a boy, who is reaching out with his hand to touch a lantern. Baskets of sundry products are left to dry...
  • Arch, 1950s : general view

    Events · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows an arch presented by the Muslim community erected at the Esplanade as a street decoration to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. There is a crown on top of the arch. Photograph donated by Peh Heng Huat and displayed at Heritage Roadshow 2007. Title...
  • Chinese new year paraphernalia : close-up

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing an assortment of Chinese New Year paraphernalia, including red packets, Chinese New Year cards as well as a miniature lion's head, probably to represent the lion dance performances common during Chinese New Year. The character for "rat" is on one of the pamphlets on the...
  • Christmas celebration, 1963 : two people

    Heritage and Culture · Geography and Travels
    This is a 1963 photograph of two boys, one of whom is wearing a party hat, posing at a Christmas celebration in a flat at Toa Payoh. They are standing next to a Christmas tree that has been decorated with all the pretty festive ornaments. Gifts are placed beneath the...
  • Chinese New Year card : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · Arts · Tay, Lionel
    This photograph is a close-up of a Chinese New Year greeting card. Such cards are often red in colour, as it is an auspicious colour for the Chinese. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dragon Boat race at Singapore River : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Sports and Recreation · Events · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a Dragon Boat race at the Singapore River. In each long and narrow, dragon-shaped boat is a drummer who sets the rhythm for the paddlers by beating a drum and a coxswain who steers the boat with a rudder. In the background are financial buildings and shophouses...
  • Chingay Parade at Marine Parade, 1978 : performing

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Events
    This is a 1978 photograph of a lion dance performance during a Chingay Parade at Marine Parade housing estate. Chingay is a street parade held yearly in Singapore as part of the Chinese New Year celebrations, usually on the first Saturday following Chinese New Year. Photograph donated by Wan Fook...
  • Fireworks, 1970s : general view [2]

    Events · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows 3 bursts of fireworks, digitized from a photo negative that can be used as a second exposure superimposed onto a first negative in the darkroom. The resulting print maybe a night scene with the fireworks imprinted on an originally clear sky. Title devised by Library staff. Date...
  • Christmas decorations, 1973 : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · Arts
    This is a 1973 photograph of fake candles being used as Christmas decoration at Shangri-La Hotel. Candles are lighted everywhere during Christmas and in the modern world, replaced with fairy lights. The Christian community uses the lighted candle as a concrete symbol of Jesus as the light of the world....
  • Thaipusam, 1960s : general view

    Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows kavadis being carried by members of the Chettiar Community, outside the Sri Mariamman Temple in Chinatown, one day prior to Thaipusam. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community during a full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (Jan/Feb). The kavadi comes in...
  • 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....
  • Goodwood Park Hotel Christmas decorations : night view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tan, Ronnie
    This is a night view of the decorations, including a Christmas tree, outside Goodwood Park Hotel during the Christmas season. White doves are suspended in the air. Title devised by Library staff.