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  • St. John Ambulance Brigade at Victoria School, 1953 : group photograph

    Arts · Streets and Places · Organisations
    Group photograph of St. John Ambulance Brigade members. Established in 1935, the uniformed group has members in primary and secondary schools. Brigade officers and members also provide first-aid coverage at National, public and other events. Donated by Gan Soh Tin, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_110. Title devised...
  • Children's charity show : group photograph

    Personalities · Events · Edwin Thumboo Collection
    This is a 1997 photograph of Edwin Thumboo posing with four others at a children's charity show. This photograph is part of the collection donated by Edwin Thumboo to NLB. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 2nd Youth Club Inauguration Ceremony, 1973 : group photograph

    Events
    This is a photograph of a 2nd Inauguration Ceremony of the Youth Club, in Queenstown Community Centre. Men are in smart casual attire, short and long sleeve shirts with long dress pants, ladies in short dresses and bob hairstyles. Photograph donated by Lau Lee Ping @ Liew Lee Ping and...
  • Kebun Baru Zone 'E' RC, 1980s : group photograph

    Community and Social Services · Personalities · Events
    This is a photograph of Kebun Baru Zone E RC's Committee members at the Inauguration Ceremony. In the background is a banner depicting that the ceremony was graced by Mr Lim Boon Heng, MP for Kebun Baru and Advisor to Kebun Baru RCs. Photograph donated by Tan Han Meng and...
  • First Aid lesson, 1955 : general view

    Politics and Government · Community and Social Services · Organisations
    This is a photograph of members of St. John Ambulance Brigade attending a First Aid lesson at the Singapore General Hospital. An officer demonstrates the way to apply an arm bandage, a topic typically covered in First Aid courses. Brigade officers and members provide first-aid coverage at National, public and...
  • Fuk Tak Chi Museum display

    Heritage and Culture · Arts · Heirwin Mohd Nasir
    This is a top view of a mini display depicting street scenes of a bygone era. Rickshaws, bullock carts and people in traditional clothing are seen near two- and three-storey shophouses. There is also what seems to be a Chinese religious procession. The display is in Fuk Tak Chi Museum....
  • Indian man balancing a basket on his head : front view

    Arts · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    Pictured here standing on a five-foot way along a long corridor is a barefoot Indian peddler clothed in a traditional white dhoti with a long-sleeve jacket, balancing a big round basket on his head. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Malay man chopping wood, with some Malay boys looking on : general view

    Streets and Places · Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This is a photograph showing a Malay man chopping wood, watched by two boys. In the background, several more men and smoke from a cooking fire in an attap shelter can be seen. Title devised by Library staff.
  • St. John Ambulance parade drill, 1960s : group photograph

    Arts · Organisations
    St. John Ambulance Brigade members forming a squad at a parade drill at the uniformed group's headquarters. Established in 1935, the uniformed group has members in primary and secondary schools. Brigade officers and members provide first-aid coverage at National, public and other events. Donated by Lai Kum Peng, and displayed...
  • Eng Choon Association, 1967 : group photograph

    Heritage and Culture · Arts · Organisations
    This a group photograph of members of the Eng Choon Association, also known as Eng Choon Hway Kuan, during its 100 years anniversary celebration. Photograph donated by Ping Yian San and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_217. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Three different types of headgear : front view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This is an interesting photograph showing three males in different types of headgear. The man seated on the grass is a hawker who wears a skull cap. In front of him on his left are his basket of food and a pail. On his right is a smiling Malay boy...
  • Malay boy in front of some palm trees : front view

    Heritage and Culture · Nature and Environment · Percy Hill Collection
    This is a photograph taken of a Malay boy clad in a sarong, posing in front of a tall palm tree. In the background, another palm tree together with some other trees, are seen growing on a grassy slope. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Xing Qiao Primary School (醒侨学校)[29]

    Lin Qiong Collection 林琼珍藏 {16180285}
    这张照片是1959年林琼(林金拉)与其外甥阿明仔于醒侨"戏台教室"旁的合影.
  • A Sikh snake charmer : single

    Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Percy Hill Collection
    This photo negative shows a Sikh snake charmer, wearing a white turban, with a snake coiled around his neck. Some items are placed before him and there are baskets near him. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Freemasons' Hall : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Organisations · Tan, Bonny
    This is a picture of Freemasons' building with its white pillars and beige exterior walls, decorated with white floral garlands and panels of their dark blue logo. It is located along Coleman Street. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Nine children squatting on a bridge : group photograph

    Geography and Travels · Nature and Environment · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    Shown in this photograph are nine naked Malay children squatting on a wooden bridge. Some are hugging themselves probably to keep warm. Behind them is a mountain. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • St. John Ambulance Brigade, 1954 : participating

    Organisations
    Victoria School governor inspecting a parade squad formed by St. John Ambulance Brigade members. Established in 1935, the uniformed group has members in primary and secondary schools. Brigade officers and members provide first-aid coverage at National, public and other events. Donated by Gan Soh Tin, and displayed at the Heritage...
  • Three Malay boys sitting beside the river in a kampong : group photograph

    Arts · Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph shows a picturesque scene of attap houses built on stilts on the banks of a river. In the centre of the photograph, three Malay boys are seen sitting casually on a rock, while to the right, several boats can be seen on the river. Title devised by Library...
  • Dunlop Street junction : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · M. Ashif Padili
    This 2004 photograph shows the view of a one-way street in Little India with two-storey colourful shophouses flanking it. Fruits and vegetables, some flown in from India, and other goods are sold on the ground floor. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Klapa Aliwal roadside barbers : action

    Economy · Tan, Bonny
    This 2004 photograph shows street barbers at work, giving their customers a haircut. The barbers set up shop in a back alley at Jalan Klapa or Aliwal Street. A tarpaulin canopy acts as a shelter for the barbers to provide their services. Mirrors hanging on wall, barber chairs and red...
  • Geylang Serai Market : interior

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Economy · Heirwin Mohd Nasir
    This is a view of fruit stalls in Geylang Serai Market, with its narrow aisles, wooden beams and rotating ceiling fans. Title devised by Library staff.
  • An indigenous Malay man wearing the traditional loincloth : single

    Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a Malay man, bare-bodied and barefoot, standing with his right arm akimbo and his left resting on the trunk of a palm tree. He wears a head cloth and a white cloth with its two ends dangling down in the front and rear of the lower part...
  • St. John Ambulance Brigade members, 1959 : group photograph

    Arts · Geography and Travels · Organisations
    This is a photograph of members of St. John Ambulance Brigade standing next to an ambulance presented by Mr Aw Boon Haw outside the St. John Headquarters at Stamford Road. Brigade officers and members provide first-aid coverage at national, public and other events. Photograph donated by Teo Gee Lan and...
  • Pulau Ubin walkway : general view

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels · Sports and Recreation · Tan, Bonny
    This is a view of the Pulau Ubin walkway from the jetty, with decorative signage welcoming visitors to the island. The walkway leads to the visitors' centre. Title devised by Library staff.