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  • Beach Road Market : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Transportation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1968 photograph of the Beach Road Market, also known as the Clyde Terrace Market. It was the biggest market in Singapore selling uncooked food. A row of lorries can be seen parked in front of the market. Built in 1872 on reclaimed land, it was situated on...
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  • Fruit stall : general view

    Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows a stall selling fruits such as peaches and Mandarin oranges. The stall is shaded under a large umbrella, and packets of peanuts can be seen hung on the umbrella with hooks. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Two Indian workers by fruit stall, 1863 : two people

    Economy · Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1863 photograph depicting two Indian men, in front of a fruit stall. The image was digitized from a Sachtler & Co. album entitled "Views and types of Singapore, 1863". Title information from donor. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Ocean Building, from Clifford Pier, 1950 : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A 1950s photograph showing the demolished second Ocean Building (completed 1923), in Collyer Quay and surrounding buildings taken from Clifford Pier. Several boats can be seen in the water. There have been four Ocean Buildings constructed in 1866, 1923, 1974 and 2010. It is now called the Ocean Financial Centre...
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  • Planting the shoots : general view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A photograph of two Malay women planting the paddy shoots at the field (or sawah in Malay). It seems like many are helping out to get the job done faster. Digitized from an album page containing 7 photographs described collectively as "Life in a Paddy field". Part of a compiled...
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  • Chinese woman street vendor : front view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A photograph of an old Chinese woman street vendor sitting at the side of the road probably in Chinatown. She seems to be a fortune teller. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "Photographs by : R.K. Tyers. Staff Straits Steamship Co., Ltd. Singapore."
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  • Changi River : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Nature and Environment · Economy · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1992 photograph depicts many small boats docking in Changi River from the bridge at Telok Paku Road. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Workers weighing bananas : group photograph

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph depicting a scene on a boat where several busy men are weighing bananas which are located beside a few woven baskets. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Title transcribed from album....
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  • Lorong Halus Charcoal Ship Wharf : interior [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1992 photograph shows the Charcoal Ship Wharf, located in the Pasir Ris area, with piles of charcoal waiting to be loaded. The Charcoal Ship Wharf is not found in the present day street directory. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Empress Hotel, 1978 : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1978 photograph shows Empress Hotel, located at Victoria Street. The hotel is situated in a low-rise building with shops on the ground floor. A sign bearing the name of the hotel in English and Chinese is mounted at the top of the main entranceway to the hotel. Title devised...
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  • Changi River : general view [4]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Nature and Environment · Economy · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1992 photograph depicts many small boats docking in Changi River from the bridge at Telok Paku Road. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Empress Hotel, 1978 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1978 photograph shows the entrance to Empress Hotel. Located at Victoria Street, the hotel is situated in a low-rise building with shops on the ground floor. A sign bearing the name of the hotel in English and Chinese is mounted at the top of the main entranceway to the...
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  • Old Malay lady in a padi field : two people

    Geography and Travels · Nature and Environment · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of an old Malay lady with paddy shoots in her hands, helping her family with rice planting at the paddy field. Another female worker is partially seen in the picture. Both are dressed in traditional Malay attire, standing in the paddy field with skirts rolled...
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  • Changi River : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Nature and Environment · Economy · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1992 photograph depicts many small boats docking in Changi River from the bridge at Telok Paku Road. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Scene at a marketplace : group photograph

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of Malay women at the market, looking at the fishes in the basket. They seem to be checking and trying to pick the best one from the basket. Digitized from an album page containing 3 photographs described collectively as "Singapore Market Scenes". Part of a...
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  • The Chinese mine : general view

    Economy · Streets and Places · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph showing a Chinese tin mine. Digitized from an album page containing seven photographs described collectively as "Tin Mining Rubber Tapping". Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Title transcribed from album. Title...
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  • Empire Colne re-named the Katong : general view

    Transportation · Economy · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1950s photograph shows the ship, Empire Colne sailing across the sea in Singapore. Empire Colne was a cargo ship that was built in 1944 which was later renamed Katong after being sold to Singapore. She was then sold in 1971 and renamed Greengate and then renamed Ever Glory in...
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  • Firestone Tire & Rubber Company factory : side view [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company factory, located at Kallang Road (between Sir Arthur's Bridge and old Airport gate). The Kallang area is believed to be named after the "orang biduanda kallang", sea gypsies who lived in the vicinity. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Lorong Halus Charcoal Ship Wharf : interior [3]

    Economy · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1992 photograph shows the Charcoal Ship Wharf with piles and rows of charcoal in sacks waiting to be loaded. The wharf is in the Pasir Ris area. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Firestone Tire & Rubber Company factory : side view [4]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company factory, located at Kallang Road (between Sir Arthur's Bridge and old Airport gate). The Kallang area is believed to be named after the "orang biduanda kallang", sea gypsies who lived in the vicinity. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Empress Hotel, 1978 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1978 photograph shows Empress Hotel, located at Victoria Street. The hotel is situated in a low-rise building with shops on the ground floor. A sign bearing the name of the hotel in English and Chinese is mounted at the top of the main entranceway to the hotel. Title devised...
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  • Wallich Street : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows Wallich Street, between Tras Street and Tanjong Pagar Road. It shows a view of a street with shophouses along the roadside, with street vendors' stalls set up in front of them. Wallich Street is named after botanist Nathaniel Wallich, who set up the first Botanical Garden...
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  • Spring Street, from Banda Street, 1982 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph depicts Spring Street, from Banda Street, on what looks like a busy day. Hawker stalls line both sides of the streets, manned by hawkers. People can also be seen walking along the street and an older woman dressed in a samfu is also strolling about. The street...
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  • Ploughing the field, 1950s : full-length portrait [2]

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A [1950s] photograph of an old Malay man ploughing the field. He looks like he has been doing it for years and is wizened with experience. Digitized from an album page containing 7 photographs described collectively as "Life in a Paddy field". Part of a compiled album, with a label...
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