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  • 1000 Buddhas Temple on Mount Faber, 1969 : interior

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    This is a picture taken in 1969 of the interior of a Buddhist temple, which was demolished when development was made to the old Alkaff Mansion on Mount Faber. The temple used to be situated on part of a hill named Mount Washington, one of a range of at least...
  • Sago Lane : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Tay, Lionel
    Shown in this photograph is the entrance of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple that faces Sago Lane. The road was used to house the 'death houses', where terminally ill or dying Chinese immigrants were accommodated. It was nicknamed the "Street of the Dead". Title devised by Library staff.
  • Buddha Tooth Relic Temple : exterior [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Tay, Lionel
    This is a picture of the entrance of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, facing the busy South Bridge Road. This is the oldest street in Chinatown, built by convict labourers in 1833.
  • 1000 Buddhas Temple on Mount Faber, 1969 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    This is a picture taken in 1969 of the exterior of a Buddhist temple, which was demolished when development was made to the old Alkaff Mansion on Mount Faber. The temple used to be situated on part of a hill named Mount Washington, one of a range of at least...
  • Smiling Buddha : close-up [2]

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    This is a picture of the famous Smiling Buddha statue at Waterloo Street and the devotees around it. A group of women are touching the Smiling Buddha statue. It is said to be able to bestow good fortune upon those who touch it. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 1000 Buddhas Temple on Mount Faber, 1969 : close-up view

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    This is a close-up taken in 1969 of a Buddhist shrine, which was demolished when redevelopment was made to the Mount Faber area. The shrine was situated on top of a hill named Mount Washington, one of a range of at least seven hills in the Telok Blangah area. The...
  • Smiling Buddha : general view

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    This is a picture of the famous Smiling Buddha statue at Waterloo Street. One woman is touching the Smiling Buddha statue. Another woman is queuing after her. It is said to be able to bestow good fortune upon those who touch it. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Smiling Buddha : side view

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    This is a picture of the famous Smiling Buddha statue at Waterloo Street. One woman is touching the Smiling Buddha statue. Another woman is queuing after her. It is said to be able to bestow good fortune upon those who touch it. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Smiling Buddha : close-up [1]

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    Shown in this picture is the close-up shot of the famous Smiling Buddha statue at Waterloo Street. It is said to be able to bestow good fortune upon those who touch it. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Buddha Tooth Relic Temple : exterior [1]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Tay, Lionel
    This is a picture of a magnificent cultural monument which opened in 2007, in the heart of Chinatown. It houses the sacred Buddha tooth relic, in a stupa made of gold weighing over 400kg, melted down from gold donated by devotees. Title devised by Library staff.