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  • All dolled-up, 1950s : two people

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of young ladies dressed for a wedding, standing outside a shophouse in Eu Tong Sen Street. They are looking graceful and pretty in cap-sleeved dresses, and ribbons in their hair. Photograph donated by Cheong Hang Foon and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. Date of creation...
  • Jewels and crafts shop : exterior

    Economy · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    Shown in this photograph is Gokulam, a shop at Little India Arcade. It sells traditional Indian jewellery, paintings, and handicrafts, such as statues and figurines . Title devised by Library staff.
  • Fancy dress farewell party, 1951 : group photograph [2]

    Events · Heritage and Culture
    This is a group of people posing for a photograph, with some dressed creatively in fancy dress, at a farewell party. Donated by Lan B. Giok and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_663_. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Selvi, a shop in Little India : interior

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    This photograph shows a shop selling traditional Indian jewellery. A sign advertising henna artwork can be seen as well. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Teachers of the Tai Keou School, 1960s : group photograph

    Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Education
    This is a photograph of a group of teachers from Tai Keou School (now Da Qiao Primary School). Several of them are looking nice and elegant, wearing the classic cheongsam. The school originated in 1936 as a Chinese-medium public school to serve the education needs of the community. Donated by...
  • Women in samfoos, 1973 : two people

    Heritage and Culture · Geography and Travels
    This is a photograph of two Chinese women in samfoos, standing outside a shop in Joo Chiat market. Photograph donated by Teng Hwee Tiang and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_622. Reviewed PSH (CE) 2014-02-19.
  • Beaded trinket boxes : close-up [2]

    Economy · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    This photograph captures many colourful beaded trinket boxes on sale at the Little India Arcade. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Coloured bangles : close-up

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    Shown in this photograph are colourful bangles on sale at the Little India Arcade. These bangles come in many colours and are usually sold in a set. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Sari materials : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Arts · Pang, Gerald
    Shown in this photograph is a close-up on some colourful, patterned materials for making saris, fanned out and hung from the ceiling of one textile shop in Little India. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Toa Payoh Lorong 6, 1970s : general view

    Geography and Travels · Arts · Sports and Recreation
    This is a photograph of two ladies, both wearing three quarter sleeve blouses, complemented by jeans and flare skirt, standing on the steps at Toa Payoh Lorong 6. Photograph donated by Chua Boon Chuan and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_271
  • Fancy dress farewell party, 1951 : group photograph [1]

    Events · Heritage and Culture
    This is a group of people posing for a photograph, with some dressed creatively in fancy dress, at a farewell party. Donated by Lan B. Giok and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_662. Title devised by Library staff.
  • The jingle of bangles : general view

    Economy · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    This is a picture of traditional Indian bangles found in the Little India Arcade. The bangles are colourful and come in various designs. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Shoes for sale : general view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    Shown in this photograph are rows of traditional Indian shoes displayed for sale. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Classic Watches Trading : interior

    Arts · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    This is a picture of a shop in the Little India Arcade, dealing with among others, watches and crystal costume jewellery. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Saree shop : interior

    Streets and Places · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    This photograph shows a shop selling colourful materials for saris. A mannequin dressed in bright orange and green saris stands at the entrance. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Beaded trinket boxes : close-up [1]

    Economy · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    This picture shows trinket boxes on sale. A sign stating the price can be seen clearly in the photograph. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Apparel for sale : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Pang, Gerald
    Shown in this photograph are Indian dresses and Punjabi suits for sale at the Little India Arcade. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Jewellery shop : interior

    Economy · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    This photograph shows the interior of a goldsmith shop in Little India. Gold pieces are displayed in the locked glass cases. Gold jewellery is often worn or presented as gifts by Indian women on important occasions like weddings, birthdays etc. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Fashionable lady of the 1940s : full-length portrait

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Arts
    This is a photograph of Tan Yuen Chuen's mother looking stately in a studio pose. She is wearing a traditional long cheongsam worn by Chinese women, typified by the high collar. She sits in a round chair, clutching a purse and handkerchief. Photograph donated by Tan Yuen Chuen and displayed...
  • Goldsmith shop : interior [2]

    Arts · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    Shown in this photograph is one of the many goldsmith shops in Little India. Indian ladies are fond of purchasing gold items. Gold jewellery is also bought as presents for important occasions like weddings. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bags : close-up

    Economy · Pang, Gerald
    Shown in this photograph are fashionable bags for sale. These haversacks with their bear and skeleton look-alike motifs are popular amongst teenagers. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Gold coloured bangles : close-up

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    This photograph shows some coloured bangles on sale at Little India Arcade. They are sold in a pack of fifteen bangles. Each pack consists of gold and one other colour, such as blue, green and purple. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Jewels and crafts shop : close-up

    Economy · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    Shown in this photograph is Gokulam, a shop at Little India Arcade. It sells traditional Indian jewellery and craft. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Botanic Gardens, 1966 : group photograph

    Sports and Recreation · Personalities
    This is a group photograph of ladies standing at the entrance of the Botanic Gardens of Singapore. They are sporting hairstyles and black, thick rimmed spectacles, common during the 1960s and early 1970s. Photograph donated by Teo Gek Huay and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. Title devised by Library...