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  • Clive Street, grocery stand : general view

    Economy · Streets and Places · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2009 photograph shows a street vendor selling groceries at Clive Street. The sign for Clive Street can be seen in the middle of the photograph. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Arab Street shops : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Wong, Lily · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2010 photograph shows a street view of Arab Street. In this Kampong Glam area, one finds a number of shops selling textiles, carpets and aromatic oils, imported from the Middle East. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Ice cream vendor : general view

    Economy · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2009 photograph shows an ice cream vendor, located outside Clementi Primary School at Clementi Avenue 3. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Balloon vendor : general view

    Economy · Streets and Places · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2010 photograph shows a vendor selling colourful round balloons near no. 25 Trengganu Street, Chinatown. The old Cantonese Lai Chun Yuen Theatre can be seen in the background. This image was taken before the Chinese New Year in 2010. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Stall selling Chinese New Year decorations : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2010 photograph shows a stall on Temple Street, in Chinatown, selling colourful windmills and other Chinese New Year decorations. The elderly stall holder is sitting inside the stall. This image was taken before the Chinese New Year in 2010. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Roadside cobbler : general view

    Economy · Streets and Places · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2010 photograph shows a roadside cobbler at Sungei Road, by a canal. His tools for the trade are all carried on his tricycle. The cobbler sits on a low stool, underneath a foldable shelter. In front of him there are two stools, meant for his customers. Across the canal...
  • Arab street at corner of North Bridge Road : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows Arab Street, at the corner of North Bridge Road. A push-cart selling drinks has been set up on the road. Shophouses can be seen on the side of the Road. Arab Street is located within Kampong Glam. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thiam Siew Avenue, 1968 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows Thiam Siew Avenue. A push cart can be been set up outside one of the private residences. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Amber Road, 1967 : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows a tree-lined Amber Road with some houses by the side of the road. A push cart can be been set up outside one of the house. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinatown shophouse, 1979 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows a shophouse in Chinatown. It has the sign “廣益洗衣” hanging on the wall outside of the shop. The owner of the shop most likely provides laundry services. Some vegetable sellers can be seen selling vegetables in front of the shophouse. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Sago Street and Sago Lane in Chinatown, 1979 : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows an aerial view of Sago Street and Sago Lane in Chinatown with rows of shophouses and street vendors. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Pagoda Street, 1970 : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1970 photograph shows rows of shophouses on both sides of Pagoda Street, in Chinatown. Street vendors can be seen setting up stores and selling their goods by the side of the road. Title devised by Library staff.
  • All sorts of pau

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “All sorts of pau. D. 20 Mars 77 Sago St”. This 1977 photograph shows street vendors at Smith Street, in Chinatown. They are setting up their stores for business. On the left is a stall selling Chinese steamed buns (pao) from metal steamers. Shophouses can be...
  • Street hawkers at roadside, 1980s : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows two women wearing traditional samfoo attire, with their hair tied up in a bun, hawking fruits and vegetables at a roadside market in Singapore. Across the road are other pedlars who eke out a living, selling sundries and other items to shoppers walking along the street. On...
  • Street hawkers at roadside, 1980s : general view [5]

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a Chinese man talking to some roadside sellers who are hawking fruits and vegetables at a roadside market in Singapore. The man, a shopper, is seen clutching two birdcages. The Chinese women are wearing traditional samfoo attire, with their hair tied up in a bun. They joined...
  • Kreta Ayer street scene, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows street vendors selling various products such as laterns and shoes to passer-bys in Kreta Ayer during the Mid-Autumn Festival. The street stalls are flanked by rows of shophouses on the sides. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Street hawkers at roadside, 1980s : general view [3]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows Chinese women wearing traditional samfoo attire, with their hair tied up in a bun, hawking fruits and vegetables at a roadside market in Singapore. They joined other pedlars who eke out a living, selling sundries and other items along the street. In the background is a man...
  • Kelantan Lane at Sungei Road, 1987 : general view

    Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of a view of shophouses along Kelantan Lane at Sungei Road. One sign board reads: Chung Yang Rubber Works Pte Ltd. Next to it is Swiss Seah Department Store. People are seen browsing as they move along the street. Photograph donated by Tang Kian Cheong and...
  • Enjoying satay at the roadside : close-up

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a customer eating satay while sitting on a stool at a roadside. He is using the hawker's basket as a table. The hawker is attending to the other basket where sticks of satay are being grilled. The itinerant hawker would sling the two baskets between a pole...
  • Ice cream vendor : general view

    Economy · Pang, Gerald
    Shown in this photograph is an ice cream vendor, near Merlion Park. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Indian stall selling mutton soup, 1960s : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Geography and Travels · Economy
    This is a 1960s photograph of an Indian man selling mutton soup. The stall has a signboard that reads: 'A. Samad'. Numerous food stalls such as this were set up by the island's myriad hawkers in front of shophouses and along five-foot ways, offering a variety of succulent dishes. Photograph...
  • Street vendor in Havelock Road, 1947 : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This is a photograph of a street vendor, sitting by a pillar outside a coffee shop, in Havelock Road. The Chinese words on the pillar depicts sale of western tea in the coffee shop. Havelock Road was also known as 'Kong Chioh Koi' in Hokkien meaning 'stone-breaking street'. Stone breaking...
  • Street hawkers at roadside, 1980s : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows two women wearing traditional samfoo attire, with their hair tied up in a bun, hawking fruits and vegetables at a roadside market in Singapore. Across the road are other pedlars who eke out a living, selling sundries and other items. On the road are two trishaws. The...
  • Traditional cobbler : half-length portrait

    Economy · Tan, Bonny
    This is a photograph showing a traditional cobbler at work in a makeshift stall cutting a piece of rubber sheet to repair the sole of a shoe. Title devised by Library staff.