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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.
  • Man rolling dough, 1979

    Personalities · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows a man sitting by a table rolling most likely some dough. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese herbal tea shop in Joo Chiat Place, 1991 [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1991 photograph shows a Chinese herbal tea shop “寶芝堂” in Joo Chiat Place. The poster in the shop indicates the effectiveness of their herbal tea. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Residential house at Lorong Malai, 1982 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows a wooden residential house at Lorong Malai. A self made cook stove can be seen outside the house. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese calligraphy at Ann Siang Road, 1977

    Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1977 photograph shows some Chinese calligraphy displayed on a wall at Ann Siang Road. 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.
  • Wooden kampong house at Woodlands, 1982 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows the exterior view of a wooden kampong house with attap roof in Woodlands. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Household appliances shop at Sungei Road, 1977

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1977 photograph shows a household appliances shop at Sungei Road. Items on sale includes oil lamp, iron, weighing machine and many more. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Group of student performers at 1982 National Day Parade [1]

    Events · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows a group of student performers waiting for their turn to perform at the 1982 National Day Parade. 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,...
  • Backstage of Chinese street opera [6]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Personalities · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows the backstage of a Chinese street opera (wayang). Two performers can be seen seating on the floor applying makeup. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Group photograph at Siong Lim Temple, 1979

    Streets and Places · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows a group of six people taking a photo within the ground of Siong Lim Temple. One of the buildings of the temple can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Coffin making shop, 1973 [1]

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1973 photograph depicts the shop “Ang Chin Seng”, which makes and sells coffins. The shop is located either at Carpenter Street or South Canal Road. A man can be seen at the entrance of the shop, standing near a log that has been cut. Location as identified in photographer's...
  • Single storey raised house at Hillside Drive, 1988 : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1988 photograph shows a single storey raised house at 18, Hillside Drive. Wooden windows with transom windows above it can be seen round the house. There is a staircase that leads to the garden from the main door. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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.
  • Offerings for the afterlife at Hokkien Street, 1982

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows rites and rituals on Hokkien Street. Food offerings including fish, poultry, pork and fruits, as well as Chinese traditional foods like ang ku kweh are placed on the ground, as part of the prayers for the afterlife. An incense burner, incense sticks and joss paper can...
  • 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...
  • Mourners at Chinese funeral at Sago Lane, 1981

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1981 photograph shows family mourners kneeling on mats at a Chinese funeral wake, at Sago Lane. Family members of the deceased are garbed in mourning clothes. Some of them wear straw overcoats and hats, while others wear white garments. The different grades of mourning garments correspond with the levels...
  • Backstage of Chinese street opera [8]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Personalities · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows the backstage of a Chinese street opera (wayang). Four children can be seen in the photograph and three of them are performers. Two of them are posing for photograph while the third is helping the fourth to draw eyebrow. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese couple in wedding gown at Chinese Garden, 1982 [3]

    Personalities · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows a Chinese couple in their wedding gown having their photo taken at the Chinese Garden. The best man can be seen standing some distance away from them. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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.