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  • Chinese wedding tea ceremony, 1967 : close-up

    Heritage and Culture
    This 1967 photograph shows a couple performing the traditional Chinese tea ceremony at donor Koh Tiang Thai's brother's house. Tea ceremonies are typically conducted in the couple’s homes where both bride and groom will serve tea to parents and elders in the family. In return, the newlyweds will receive red...
  • Wedding dinner, 1967 : group photograph

    Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of a wedding dinner at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. It shows the bride and groom seated with their families at the VIP table near the stage. Donated by Koh Tiang Thai, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_077. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Wedding at United Chinese Library, 1950s : group photograph

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places
    This is a group photograph of a bride and bridegroom with their friends and relatives taken outside of the United Chinese Library, also known as 'Tong ne Shu Bao She', at Armenian Street. Photograph donated by Ping Yian San, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_216. Title devised by...
  • Wedding photograph, 1967 : group photograph

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places
    This is a group photograph of a wedding couple with their family members, taken at the stairs leading to the entrance of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Donated by Koh Tiang Thai, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_076. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Malay wedding sireh set, 2004 : top view

    Heritage and Culture · M. Ashif Padili
    Top view of an array of brass utensils in a sireh set used in traditional Malay wedding ceremonies. Clockwise starting from the gold embroidered red container filled with betel leaves : for burning of "kemenyan" or incense; for holding of pinang and kapur to add to the betel leaves before...
  • Malay wedding sireh set, 2004 : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · M. Ashif Padili
    A traditional gift "sireh" of betel leaves enclosing shredded pandan leaves and flowers sprinkled with "ayer mawar" as a fragrance. This gift is exchanged between the bride and bridegroom's relatives at Malay engagement and marriage ceremonies. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Wedding photo of Madam Tan Ai Choo and Pay Kim Tah, 1947 : couple

    Heritage and Culture · Arts
    This is a wedding picture of matchmade couple, Madam Tan Ai Choo and Mr Pay Kim Tah, taken at a studio in Arab Street. The bride was twenty-two and her groom, a wealthy businessman in the hardware trade and a widower, was thirty-four. Photograph donated by Dorothy Seah Lee Khim...
  • Wedding of Dr. Lim Boon Keng's daughter : group photograph

    Heritage and Culture
    This is a pre-war group photograph taken at the wedding of Dr. Lim Boon Keng's daughter. It shows the bride and groom, family members and guests. Photograph donated by Loo Say Chong and displayed at Heritage Roadshow 2007. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Wedding, 1930s : group photograph

    Heritage and Culture · Arts
    This is a group photograph of relatives and friends with the bride and groom seated in the centre taken outside the Teck Books and Newspaper Association building. Photograph donated by Loo Say Chong and displayed at Heritage Roadshow 2007. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bridal car at Neil Street, 1968 : general view

    Heritage and Culture
    Two men standing at the doors of a wedding car at Neil Street. The bridal car is decorated with a corsage on its bonnet. In the background are some shophouses. Donated by Chee Yoke Leung, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. Title devised by Library staff. HRS3_060
  • Wedding couple : group photograph

    Sports and Recreation · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Wong, Lily
    This photograph captures a couple in their wedding attire, walking with the bridal assistant. The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a popular place for bridal and other outdoor photo shoots. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Wedding at United Chinese Library, 1937 : group photograph

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places
    This is a group portrait of a wedding couple, outside the Tong De Shu Bao She. The association, also known as the United Chinese Library, is located at Armenian Street. Photograph donated by Annie Lee and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_280. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Wedding photo at studio, 1970 : group photograph

    Heritage and Culture · Arts
    This is a group photograph of wedding guests with a wedding couple including their bridesmaid and best man. They are sporting the hairstyle and black, thick rimmed spectacles, common during the 1960s and early 1970s. Photograph donated by Neo Siok Leng and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_454. Title...
  • Malay wedding, 2004 : couple

    Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of a couple in a traditional Malay wedding ritual which entails sitting on a dais or "pelamin". The bridegroom holds a kris in his right hand and the bride holds a small bouquet. Both are in beautiful wedding dress of a similar blue colour. Title devised...
  • Bride posing for pictures in the park

    Arts · Sports and Recreation · Mok, Joanne
    This photograph shows a bride, with her flouncy wedding gown, posing for the photographer, in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a favorites spot for wedding photography. Title devised by Library staff.