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  • Reptile seller in Chinatown, 1980

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1980 photograph shows a man in a white singlet tying a monitor lizard that has its underside slit open on a newspaper. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese musical instruments, 1979 : close-up

    Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “D. 13 Mai 79. Near River Valley Road.” This 1979 photograph shows a close-up view of some Chinese musical instruments hanging on a wall. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese temple in Chinatown, 1977 : close-up

    Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1977 photograph shows a close-up view of a Chinese temple most probably in Chinatown. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinatown medicine shop

    Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Chinese Medicine Shop. Chinatown S. 19 Mars 77”. This is a photograph of a row of shophouses in Chinatown, taken on 19 March 1977. Signages for a trading company, a Chinese medicinal hall can be seen, while laundries are hung out to dry on bamboo poles,...
  • Siong Lim Temple, 1977 : close-up

    Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1977 photograph shows a close-up view of Siong Lim Temple in Toa Payoh. The wooden doors has carving on it and there are transom windows above the doors. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Sago Lane shophouse, 1972 : close-up

    Streets and Places · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows a close-up view of windows on the upper level of a shophouse at Sago Lane. A man can be seen standing by the window with three lanterns hanging above him. Transom windows for light and air ventilation can be seen above the windows. Title devised by...
  • Painting in Hong San See temple, 1979

    Arts · Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows a Chinese painting on part of the wall of Hong San See temple. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinatown shophouses, 1970 : general view

    Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This is a photograph of three shophouses in Chinatown, taken in December 1970. The shophouse in the middle bears the sign in Chinese and in English, "裕成有限公司" and “Joo Seng Co. Ltd” on its tiled façade. An elderly man can be seen standing by the window on the second floor...
  • Stringed instrument player of Teochew street opera

    Personalities · Streets and Places · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows a man who is a stringed instrument player at the backstage of a Teochew street opera. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Orchard Road car park food centre, 1977

    Streets and Places · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1977 photograph shows a food centre at an open-air carpark next to Specialist's Shopping Centre in Orchard Road, popularly known as Glutton's Square. The picture depicts the rows of makeshift food stalls selling a variety of Chinese, Indian and Malay food. People in the carpark are either queuing for...
  • Fried oyster omelette stall, 1970

    Streets and Places · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “S’pore, 24 Sept 70: fried oysters omlet.” This 1970 photograph shows a roadside fried oyster omelette stall in Chinatown. Spring onions, eggs, condiments and chopsticks are some of the ingredients and items at the stall. The food vendor is seen standing behind the counter, frying oyster...
  • Malay wedding, Mount Elizabeth, 1970 [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Sin 6.12.70 Malay wedding Mount Elisabeth”. This 1970 photograph shows a Malay wedding where the married couple is having a meal with their guests. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dried goods shop in Ellenborough Street, 1981

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Ellenborough Street, 29 Decembre 81.” This 1981 photograph shows a dried goods shop in the now-expunged Ellenborough Street. Rattan baskets and gunny sacks of different types of dried goods are placed on the floor of the shop. Two of the men in the picture are packing...
  • Sago Lane shophouse : exterior

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows a shophouse at Sago Lane which provides skin and general health products. 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.
  • Chinatown shophouse, 1972 : close-up

    Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This is a close-up view of a shophouse with a signboard, 廣珍茶莊 (Kwong Chen tea shop), taken in May 1972. The windows have same carving on it. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Female dancers, 1970 : close-up

    Personalities · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “S’pore 26 Dec 70. Raffles Village.” This 1970 photograph shows a group of female dancers performing at Raffles Village. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese street opera (wayang) in Chinatown, 1971

    Streets and Places · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows a Chinese street opera (wayang) in Chinatown. Performers can be seen singing on stage. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Religious adherents at Siong Lim Temple, 1972

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Deo; 27 Mai 72; Singapore 2516th anniversaire de Buddha.” This 1972 photograph shows a group of religious adherents in Siong Lim Temple celebrating the Buddha’s 2516th birthday. 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.
  • Malay wedding near Queen’s Hotel, Mount Elizabeth, 1970 [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Proche de Queen’s Hotel. Sin 6-12-70 Mount Elisabeth”. This 1970 photograph shows a Malay wedding where the married couple is seen posing for a photo with some guests. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese food stall at car park food centre, 1971

    Streets and Places · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Singapur/car park. 14 Août 71.” This 1971 photograph shows a Chinese food stall at a car park food centre which sells a variety of food items. A man can be seen choosing his food and a woman waiting for her food. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Offerings for the afterlife in Chinatown, 1971

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows food and wine offered most likely during the Hungry Ghost Festival to the afterlife in Chinatown. Title devised by Library staff.
  • House no. 12 at Jalan Pisang, Kampung Glam, 1997 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Singapore 02-02-97: 12 Jl Pisang, kp Glam graveur.” This 1997 photograph shows the exterior view of house no. 12 at Jalan Pisang, Kampong Glam. The house has wooden door and windows with a black signboard over the doorway that says ‘生記: Sang Kee’. Title devised by...