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  • Orchard Road, 1987

    Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a stretch of Orchard Road. On the left is the 33-storey Tang Plaza (with green-tiled roofs), a building comprising Tangs (department store) and Dynasty Hotel. The high-rise building on the right is Wisma Atria, a shopping mall. A rainbow-colour arch stretches across the road, bearing the F&N...
  • Stagmont Ring railway crossing

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a stretch of the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) railway track, which is a level crossing located at Stagmont Ring. The small hut (with zinc roof) next to the track is part of the rail operation. Seen in the background are Housing and Development Board (HDB) apartment blocks....
  • Woman and child at playground, Circuit Road

    Streets and Places · Personalities · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a Chinese woman and a little boy at a playground located in a Housing and Development Board (HDB) housing estate on Circuit Road. The woman is sitting on the edge of a merry-go-round, while the boy is standing on it in the centre. In the background is...
  • Rochor Road, 1987

    Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows Rochor Road, located in the Bugis area. The tall building in the foreground is 7th Storey Hotel, located at 229 Rochor Road. The hotel is flanked by two-storey shophouses on either side. The tall building in the far distance is the OG Albert Complex. The photograph was...
  • Singapore Police Force passing out parade at Camp Temasek [1]

    Politics and Government · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows the Singapore Police Force holding a passing out parade at Camp Temasek. The trainees are lined up at the parade square. They are dressed in full uniform, and each carries a rifle attached with a bayonet. No creation date provided. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Kampung at Jalan Ulu Sembawang, 1987

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows some houses located in a kampung at Jalan Ulu Sembawang. They are single-storey wooden houses with zinc roofs. The houses are surrounded by trees and plants. In the foreground is a taxi. The photograph was taken in 1987. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese man posing for a photograph

    Personalities · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a Chinese man seated on a bench, posing for a photograph. He is dressed in a short-sleeved shirt and dark pants. In the far distance is a water catchment area. No creation date provided. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore Science Centre, 1988 : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a general view of the Singapore Science Centre, located at 15 Science Centre Road in Jurong East. The centre is a scientific institution that showcases exhibits to promote scientific and technological education. The photograph was taken in 1988. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Gateway of New World, 1987 [1]

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows the arched gateway at the entrance of New World (新世界), an amusement park located along Jalan Besar. The gateway is flanked by shophouses on both sides. The amusement park closed down in 1987. The photograph was taken in 1987. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library...
  • 189 Syed Alwi Road, 1980s [1]

    Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a two-storey shophouse at 189 Syed Alwi Road, a building with intricate façade ornamentation. The first storey houses a shop, Key Machinery (S) Pte Ltd. Adjacent to the shophouse is another shophouse (190 Syed Alwi Road), which has a much plainer façade. The photograph was taken in...
  • Chinese woman and girl, 1987

    Personalities · Geography and Travels · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a Chinese woman and a girl posing for a photograph outdoors. They are standing in front of what seems to be a large canvas, which has a big bumblebee, yellow bridge and shophouses painted on it. Potted plants are placed on the ground. The bumblebee is probably...
  • Former Tiger Oil House of Jade, 1987 [2]

    Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a vacant Palladian-style bungalow located at 3 Nassim Road. It used to be the Tiger Oil House of Jade (翠玉楼), which housed a magnificent collection of jade and was open for public viewing. A tiger head sculpture can be seen on the roof façade, in reference to...
  • Former Tao Nan School at Armenian Street, 1987 [2]

    Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows the façade of the former school building of Tao Nan School (道南学校), located at 39 Armenian Street. A three-storey building, it housed the school between 1912 and 1980. Two flagpoles are erected at the main entrance. The photograph was taken in 1987. Date of creation estimated. Title...
  • Boy in a kampung at Jalan Ulu Sembawang, 1980s

    Streets and Places · Personalities · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a Chinese boy and a brown dog, standing under a tree. They are in a kampung at Jalan Ulu Sembawang. The boy is dressed simply in a light blue T-shirt, dark blue shorts, and a pair of slippers. The photograph was taken in the 1980s. Date of...
  • Shops along Arab Street near Beach Road, 1988

    Streets and Places · Economy · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a row of two-storey shophouses located on Arab Street, near Beach Road. Occupying the ground floor are Habib Handicrafts (unit 20) and Rahmath Trading Corporation (units 22, 24, 26). Both shops sell woven goods, such as baskets and hats. The photograph was taken in 1988. Date of...
  • Chinese man at Springtime Boating Lake

    Streets and Places · Personalities · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a Chinese man posing for a photograph in front of a shed located at Springtime Boating Lake, Jurong. The shed has a sign with the name of the lake displayed in English, Chinese (春天划船湖), Malay (Tasek Bēkolek Musim Bunga) and Tamil. No creation date provided. Title devised...
  • Visitors at Tang Dynasty City [3]

    Sports and Recreation · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a Chinese woman posing for a photograph on a street at Tang Dynasty City (also known as Tang Dynasty Village). The street is lined with buildings with traditional Chinese architectural features. Tang Dynasty City is a theme park located in Jurong. No creation date provided. Title devised...
  • Chinese man at Jurong Lake jetty

    Streets and Places · Personalities · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a Chinese man posing for a photograph at Jurong Lake, a freshwater lake located in the western region of Singapore. He is standing on a wooden jetty. Next to him a little girl squats on the edge of the jetty, looking out to the lake. In the...
  • Rochor Road shophouses, 1988

    Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a row of three-storey shophouses located on Rochor Road. The ground floor units are mostly used as offices by service providers or business enterprises, such as Chan's Clinic and Poh Bian Hin (Private) Ltd (傅联兴(私人)有限公司) as seen here. The photograph was taken in 1988. Date of creation...
  • Rochor Road shophouses, 1987

    Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a row of three-storey shophouses located on Rochor Road. The ground floor units are mostly used as offices by service providers or business enterprises, such as Chans Clinic and Poh Bian Hin (Private) Ltd (傅联兴(私人)有限公司) as seen here. The photograph was taken in 1987. Date of creation...
  • Sungei Road Thieves' Market

    Streets and Places · Economy · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows an open-air flea market located at Sungei Road. On both sides of the road, peddlers set up makeshift stalls or simply display their wares on a ground sheet, leaving a narrow path in the middle for the shoppers to walk on. Known as Thieves' Market, this flea...
  • Former Tao Nan School at Armenian Street, 1987 [1]

    Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows the façade of the former school building of Tao Nan School (道南学校), located at 39 Armenian Street. A three-storey building, it housed the school between 1912 and 1980. Two flagpoles are erected at the main entrance. The photograph was taken in 1987. Date of creation estimated. Title...
  • Jalan Besar, 1987 [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows Jalan Besar, a street lined with two- and three-storey shophouses. Housed in the three-storey shophouses are Lai Wah Restaurant (丽华酒家), a restaurant serving Chinese cuisine, and Kam Leng Hotel (金陵大旅店). Various establishments occupy the adjacent two-storey shophouses, such as a Chinese clan association. The photograph was taken...
  • A couple at Mount Faber Park

    Sports and Recreation · Personalities · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a Chinese couple posing for a photograph at Mount Faber Park. The park is located in the Bukit Merah area. In the background is the south-western coast of Singapore. No creation date provided. Title devised by Library staff.