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  • View of Siong Lim Temple from the courtyard, 1960s

    Streets and Places · Arts · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows a front view of Siong Lim Temple. It shows details of the ornate roof decorations and vibrant colours of the temple. Photograph taken between 1960-1962. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thian Hock Keng Temple, mid-1970s : interior

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a close-up view of two altars in the inner hall of Thian Hock Keng Temple at Telok Ayer Street. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thian Hock Keng Temple, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This photograph shows the exterior view of the side entrance to Thian Hock Keng Temple at Telok Ayer Street. An ice-cream vendor is seen outside the temple. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thian Hock Keng Temple, mid-1970s : interior

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a female devotee kneeling in front of an altar offering her prayer in the inner hall of Thian Hock Keng Temple. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese temple refurbishing operation, mid-1970s [1]

    Streets and Places · Personalities
    This photograph shows a female construction worker, squatting on a wooden scaffolding working on the tiles of the temple gateway. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese temple refurbishing operation, mid-1970s [2]

    Streets and Places · Personalities
    This photograph shows a construction worker sitting on a wooden scaffolding doing tiling work on a Chinese temple gateway. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thian Hock Keng Temple, mid-1970s : interior

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows the inner courtyard of Thian Hock Keng Temple. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho temple during circuit breaker period

    Streets and Places · Politics and Government · Koh, Robin
    "People praying outside the gates of the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple. All places of worship were closed during the COVID-19 Circuit Breaker."--Contributed by Robin Koh, as part of the "Documenting COVID-19 in Singapore" collection community call. This photograph shows worshippers outside the temple gate during the circuit breaker...
  • Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho temple during phase 1 of re-opening

    Streets and Places · Politics and Government · Pek, Sara
    "Person praying outside the gates of the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple. All places of worship remained closed during COVID-19 Phase 1."--Contributed by Sara Pek, as part of the "Documenting COVID-19 in Singapore" collection community call. This photograph shows a lady praying outside the temple gate during phase 1...
  • Cordoned off entrance to Toa Payoh Seu Teck Sean Tong during circuit breaker period

    Streets and Places · Politics and Government · Tay, Pei Lin
    "This photograph was taken on the morning of 19 April 2020 during the COVID-19 Circuit Breaker. The entrance to Toa Payoh Seu Teck Sean Tong (修德善堂) has been cordoned off. All places of worship were closed as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19."--Contributed by Tay Pei Lin,...
  • Fuk Tak Chi Museum

    Streets and Places
    This is a view of the entrance to the Fuk Tak Chi Museum. It features curved tiled roof with intricate colourful carvings of flora and fauna. Two red lanterns are suspended on both sides of the doorway. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Ancestral Temple of Ying Fo Fui Kun

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a view of the ancestral temple of Ying Fo Fui Kun at 9 Commonwealth Lane. Blocks of Housing and Development Board flats can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Ancestral Temple of Ying Fo Fui Kun

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows the sign at the entrance of the ancestral temple of Ying Fo Fui Kun at 9 Commonwealth Lane. It contains information on the opening hours and address. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese temple, circa 1966-1980 [1]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy
    This photograph shows a Chinese temple located near a road and among large trees. New flats under construction are on the right while a few vehicles are parked in an open space near the front of the temple. Photograph was taken in the vicinity of Bukit Merah, Tiong Bahru, and...
  • Chinese temple, circa 1966-1980 [6]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy
    This photograph shows a Chinese temple located near a road and among large trees is partially hidden by an excavator. New flats under construction are on the right while a few vehicles are parked in an open space near the front of the temple. Photograph was taken in the vicinity...
  • Giok Hong Tian temple at Havelock Road vicinity, circa 1966-1980 [1]

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a view of Giok Hong Tian (玉皇殿) Temple, built in 1887 and located at Carey Road, near Havelock Road vicinity. A few blocks of flats are visible in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese temple around Havelock Road vicinity, circa 1966-1980 [2]

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows the front view of a Chinese temple around Havelock Road vicinity. The temple's entrance is partially hidden by some trees and there seemed to be some earthworks being carried out around the temple's surrounding. A block of flats is visible on the left. Title devised by Library...
  • Chinese temple, circa 1966-1980 [4]

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This photograph shows the side view of a Chinese temple. A car is parked in front of the temple while a few flats that are under construction can be seen in the background. The photograph was taken in the vicinity of Bukit Merah, Tiong Bahru, and River Valley. Exact location...
  • Chinese temple around Havelock Road vicinity, circa 1966-1980 [4]

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows the rear view of a Chinese temple by the side of a road. A few blocks of flats are visible in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese temple, circa 1966-1980 [5]

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This photograph shows the side view of a Chinese temple. A car is parked in front of the temple while a few flats that are under construction can be seen in the background. The photograph was taken in the vicinity of Bukit Merah, Tiong Bahru, and River Valley. Exact location...
  • Chinese temple around Havelock Road vicinity, circa 1966-1980 [1]

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows the front view of a Chinese temple. There are thick overgrowth near the entrance, which is also partially hidden by some trees. A block of high-rise flats is visible on the right. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese temple, circa 1966-1980 [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a Chinese temple located near a road and among large trees. A car and two motorcycles are parked in front of the temple. The photograph was taken in the vicinity of Bukit Merah, Tiong Bahru, and River Valley. Exact location unknown. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese temple around Havelock Road vicinity, circa 1966-1980 [3]

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This photograph shows a small excavator near an almost demolished structure and a Chinese temple partially visible on the right. Earthworks have been carried out in the area and a "PWD" signboard is barely visible behind some trees further beyond. Blocks of high-rise residential building are seen in the background....
  • Giok Hong Tian temple at Havelock Road vicinity, circa 1966-1980 [2]

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a view of Giok Hong Tian (玉皇殿) Temple, built in 1887. A woman is seen crossing the street on the left. A car and a bicycle is moving in the opposite direction on the right. A block of Housing Development Board's flats is visible in the background....