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  • Chinatown street vendors, 1960s [2]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a street scene in Chinatown area. Shophouses lined both side of the street. Clothes hanging on bamboo poles can be seen on the upper level of the shophouses. On the left, two street vendors, probably selling second-hand goods, spread out their items on the ground for sale....
  • Hock Lam Street, 1960s

    Streets and Places · Economy · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a street scene at Hock Lam Street. On both sides of the street are rows of shophouses with clothes on bamboo poles hanging out from the windows of the upper floors. Outside the shops are street hawkers selling food, fruits and other goods. A trishaw is seen...
  • Lido Theatre and Shaw House,1960s

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a view of the Lido Theatre and Shaw House located at the junction of Orchard Road and Scotts Road. The building was completed in 1958. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • North Boat Quay, 1960s

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels · Economy · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a scene of North Boat Quay along Singapore River. There are clothes hanging on bamboo poles on the upper level of the shophouses, children playing near and in the river and street vendors in front of the shophouses, along the river bank. Date of creation estimated. Title...
  • St Andrew's Cathedral, 1960s

    Streets and Places · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows the spire of St Andrew's Cathedral, an Anglican Cathedral located at St Andrew's Road. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Newton Circus, 1960s

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Communications · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a view of the traffic and low-rise buildings at Newton Circus. One of the buildings on the left houses the Newton Post Office. A variety of vehicles can be seen at the roundabout. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hill Street, 1960s

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a street scene at Hill Street. On the left, four school children are walking by the side of the street in front of a row of shophouses with Central Fire Station located at the far end. Motor vehicles turning to Hill Street can be seen on the...
  • Malaysia Day, 1963 : night view [3]

    Events · Barker, Dave
    The photograph shows a decorated Orchard Road during Malaysia Day Celebration, on 16th September 1963, when the British colonies of Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore merged with the Federation of Malaya to form Malaysia. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Trishaw rider at work,1960s

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Transportation · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a trishaw rider peddling his trishaw with a woman passenger on the side seat travelling on a busy street near the junction of North Bridge Road and Hock Lam Street. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Floral clock at Raffles Place carpark rooftop garden, 1965 [1]

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows the floral clock, designed and made by Japanese watch-maker, Seiko at Raffles Place. The garden was built above Singapore’s first underground car park at Raffles Square. In the background is Mercantile Bank building and Robinson's Department Store is on the right. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Firecrackers to celebrate Lunar New Year, 1960s [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a night scene in Chinatown with hanging firecrackers being lit during Lunar New Year (commonly known as the Chinese New Year). Group of people can be seen watching on the left. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Temple Street, 1963

    Streets and Places · Economy · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a busy street scene at Temple Street in Chinatown area. Shophouses lining both sides of the street, vehicles parked along the side of the street, clothes hanging on bamboo poles on the upper level of the shophouses, street vendors and people walking on the street are all...
  • Cane baskets on fire under a bumboat, 1960s

    Events · Sports and Recreation · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a number of cane baskets on fire besides the rudder of a bumboat at the East Coast area. A man on the boat is probably trying to move the boat away from the fire. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Capitol Theatre, 1960s

    Streets and Places · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a general view of Capitol Theatre located at the junction of Stamford Road and North Bridge Road. It was built in 1929 by the Namazie brothers, a Persian family, who completed the accompanying four-storey building, Shaws Building in 1933. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library...
  • Female fishmonger in Chinatown, 1963

    Economy · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a female fishmonger weighing a fish on weighing scale at a stall probably in Chinatown. Two customers can be partially seen on the right. Title devised by Library staff.
  • HDB flats at Queensway, 1965

    Streets and Places · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows an aerial view of HDB (Housing and Development Board) flats at Queensway. Clothes hanging out to dry on bamboo poles are visible from some of the blocks. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore harbour from the book cover of "The way we were : Singapore 1963-1965"

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Barker, Dave
    This photograph of Singapore harbour was taken from the cover of Dave Barker's photobook, "The way we were : Singapore 1963-1965". It shows two ships in Singapore waters. High and low-rise buildings are visible in the background.
  • Queen Elizabeth Walk, 1960s

    Streets and Places · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows the view of the seaside promenade, Queen Elizabeth Walk, at the Esplanade Park. People can be seen walking along the promenade. Anderson Bridge and Fullerton Building, located at Fullerton Square which houses the General Post Office, are visible on the left. Date of creation estimated. Title devised...
  • Raffles Place, 1963

    Streets and Places · Economy · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a view of Raffles Place with the Chartered Bank building on the right. On the left is an open car park with a row of shophouses behind it. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinatown street vendors, 1960s [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a street scene, probably Smith Street in the Chinatown area. Street hawkers selling fruits, vegetables and other goods can be seen in front of the shophouses and by the side of the street. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Firecrackers to celebrate Lunar New Year, 1960s [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a night scene in Chinatown with firecrackers that has been set off during Lunar New Year (commonly known as the Chinese New Year). The remains of the firecrackers can be seen all over the ground. A motorcycle is seen parked in front of a house in the...
  • Fisherman shelling during low tide, 1960s

    Nature and Environment · Economy · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a fisherman shelling during low tide at the Changi Beach. He is seen walking towards his wooden boat carrying a winnow basket probably full of seashells. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore River, 1960s

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows bumboats and barges, docked along the Singapore River. Shophouses, Fullerton Building which housed the General Post Office, and the distinctive domed tower of Supreme Court building are visible across the river in the background. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Junction of High Street and North Bridge Road, 1960s

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a street scene at the junction of High Street and North Bridge Road. Shophouses lined the side of the road on the left. At the traffic light junction, motor vehicles and trishaw stopped while pedestrians cross the road. High Street sign can be seen on the right...